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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: birchstick on 07-30-2010)
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

dmorgan310, Feb 05, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

olbubba, Sep 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 20, 2013
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2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I picked up a sixer of this because the description led me to believe it was hoppy. It was not. Total waste of $9. Reddish amber color, decent lace, looks pretty good. The smell is malts and buttered popcorn, uh-oh. The flavor was more malts dripping with butter. I'm no brewer but I've been told this buttered popcorn flavor is diacetyl and I can't stand it. I'd try this again on tap but I won't be buying any more cans, yuck.

ArrogantB, Sep 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jmarsh123, Sep 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

crobinso, Aug 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jk3, Apr 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

JAHMUR, Mar 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
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2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

355ml blue-green can served into a nonical glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, nice thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a semitransparent amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Predictable but appealing.

Sm: Amber hops and clean bland malts. Caramel. Pretty simple and boring. A mild strength aroma.

T: Somewhat hoppy with light notes of pine. Clean malts comprise the foundation. Some light caramelization. Simple and predictably built. Decently balanced, covering up the hop bitterness to a good extent. No real complexity or true subtlety here. No yeast or alcohol.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours decently. Adequately carbonated. A touch too thin. Too wet.

Dr: A drinkable, very average amber ale. I wouldn't get it again, but fans of the style won't be disappointed per se. Decently priced.

Low C

kojevergas, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of deanhead
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Little to no head on this beer even with a moderately vigorous pour. The color is spot on amber to almost a garnet hue. Deep and rich colored.
Hints of grainy notes in the aroma. No hop presence at all.
Malty and biscuity taste. Although it is slightly thin in mouthfeel is certainly followed by a clean finish. The beer is as advertised, "not bitter" by an stretch, but lacks flavor and aroma. meh. I wouldn't seek it out again.

deanhead, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

beerbrains, Feb 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

mpalestino, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

BeerMeister8, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Sspeer1, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

jrohrbacher, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

duff247, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Crazy Mountain sounds like my favorite ride at Euro Disney... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted biscuit, light earthy greens, and a kiss of cocoa. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch extra toast. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, an okay amber, but too toasty for my tastes and nothing close to spectacular beyond that. Average all the way.

TMoney2591, Feb 26, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 12 ounce can, bought at Mile High Wine and Spirits, Lakewood.

Good head, good retention. Pours fizzy and pure amber, clear and filtered.

Smell is malty and biscuity, as an amber should be. Small notes of nut. Tastes like a Fat Tire light, mostly due to the mouth feel, which is thinner.

Impressed by color, smell. Underwhelmed by taste. I'd stick with Fat Tire, which is sad cause Fat Tire is not very good anymore.

thrawn208, May 21, 2011
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3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can

A) Pours with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Clear amber colored body. No lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle roasty malt notes. Not very aromatic.
T) Earthy caramel malt. A thin taste profile. Finishes with mellow hop bite.
M) On the lighter side of medium body. Not much carbonation
O) An OK beer. I won't be clamoring to drink this again.

u2carew, Jun 06, 2014
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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.