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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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80
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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Boulevard, on to the beer:

A lovely amber color sits in the mug. Colors of orange, brown, and red are visible in the mug as well. To top that is a head which holds its ground, and leaves good lacing. The nose screams fudge, and there's a wave of tea-like hoppiness too. A hint of cocoa adds an extra simple note to the nose. It smells more like a hoppy altbier, but I'm not complaining.

Taste is fudge upfront. Lemon tea notes sit in the background. A bitter ctirus note arrives and lingers in the aftertaste with the fudge. It feels like a battle between flavors on the palate, though in this case the result is a little bittersweet. It's light bodied with a pleasant crispiness.

A fine amber ale. My one nitpick is that the hops are a bit aggresive to the maltiness, yet it's still an acceptable brew to down.

DoubleJ, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent sized light tan head leaves a biscuit like small mound in the middle of the glass above a clear copper with a hint of red colored beer.

Light caramel malts mix well with citrus to pine hops in the aroma of this amber.

More light caramel malts with pine to citrus hops taste this is not overpowering but well balanced and easy to drink.

Light caramel aspect on a somewhat dry aftertaste on this medium bodied amber ale.

A very easy beer to drink with some good laid back qualities, I think I could go through a 6 pack in a relatively short period of time.

LXIXME, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a hazed copper color with a small cap of white head...not much retention or lacing.

Nose is plenty hoppy...grassy and floral with a significant nutty-caramel malt backdrop. Maybe a little honey as well. Smells ok, but I cant help but think a more tropical hop varietal might have served better.

Taste throws out some more floral hop flavors with a fair amount of bitterness. The malt is more toasty than sweet and the yeast plays a little bit of a factor in the flavor...perhaps some sourdough bread. Not bad, I was expecting a bit more from a new CO canning operation, and I do like the wit they do more than this.

twiggamortis420, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of bryang002
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

bryang002, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of olbubba
1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

olbubba, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of flayedandskinned
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

flayedandskinned, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

wilfonzo, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of GMB
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

GMB, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of dmasuda
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dmasuda, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of arizcards
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from Ski Haus Liquors last Friday for $8.99.

Beer poured copper with a solid white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is slight grainy malts and a hint of floral hops.

Taste is toasted malts and fresh floral hops. Finish reminds me of Fat Tire.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and refreshing.

Overall a very solid refreshing beer that is perfect for a tailgate!

arizcards, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of PissWarmChango
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

PissWarmChango, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head with decent lacing on a clear amber with slight golden hue body. Nice caramel malt aroma with earthy hops slight burnt toast note. Flavor is more smokey also with a burnt toast presence on a toasted malt background. Light caramel notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very nicey hopped amber beer. Very good.

kylehay2004, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A pure amber color, dark copper. A cream colored head slowly settles to a film, while thick rings of lacing coat the glass.

Not detecting much from the smell: faint hops and malts.

The beer is hop-heavy for an amber. In fact maybe too much. However a nice sweet malty caramel note balances things out somewhat.

Mouthfeel is sweet and light bodied, very nice drinking.

Overall, just too hoppy, but still quality and delicious.

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

crobinso, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Ispeakforthetrees, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky dark copper with a 1 inch foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and some earthy, herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a very earthy aftertaste. There is a fairly mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but probably not something I would go after again.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +14%

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

duff247, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a few cans in an LA Whole Foods. I'm usually not a fan of amber/red ales. I find they're too thick and not flavorful enough. This, however, is a touch lighter and has a great balance of spicy, lightly fruity hops with rich toast and biscuit, almost like a Biscoff, barley. The aroma lacks hops, but has a pleasant caramel and toffee character. Overall, a welcome take on the style. It's not really low enough in alcohol to be a session beer, but I'd be happy to sit down and have a few.

tempest, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
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 beernads
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

beernads, May 25, 2012
Photo of GatorBeer
4/5  rDev +14%

GatorBeer, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

HamGlade10, Apr 17, 2012
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.