Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +14%
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.
08-23-2012 21:32:51 | More by kylehay2004
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
08-19-2012 18:03:54 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
07-20-2012 03:15:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
06-08-2012 01:50:58 | More by tempest
2.85/5 rDev -18.8%
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.
06-03-2012 07:59:11 | More by kojevergas
3.38/5 rDev -3.7%
Nice dark ruby red with a thumbs width khaki head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is crisply sweet, fruity, and a touch floral. Flavor starts off sweet with some mild toffee and is followed by some earthiness and hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied and crisp mouthfeel. I've been wanting to check this one out for a while but always put it off. Glad to have finally tried it but can't say my built up expectations for it were met. Its a decent beer that got better the more of it I drank. I'd gladly drink it again but won't be going out of my way for it.
03-23-2012 23:01:47 | More by denver10
4/5 rDev +14%
Can from Total Beverage Westminster poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aroma of carmel, fruittiness, graininess and earthiness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, fruittiness and light graininess with a smooth lingering malty finish.
02-06-2012 23:51:40 | More by Ratman197
4/5 rDev +14%
Heard good things about this brewery from buddies that live in the hills. I've driven by it many times when I'm up in Edwards but never stopped it. I was fairly excited when I saw a 6-pack on the shelves down in Parker so I picked it up.
A - Poured from undated can to a pint glass. The beer pours a brilliant clear amber/copper color with a nice 1 finger slightly off-white head. Decent retention and some lacing throughout.
S - The can boasts ridiculous hop character but I didn't really find it on the nose, that isn't to say it's bad, it's just not a hop-forward aroma. The caramel malt and biscuity sweetness are prevalent first with hints of piney hops.
T - Very similar to the nose. The malty sweetness heavy on the caramel malt flavor dominate. The piney/grassy hop character blends nicely and provides a mild bitterness. The yeast provides a clean brew.
M - Medium bodied and well carbonated. Finishes crisp and clean.
O - A solid brew, I would easily buy this again. I can see myself drinking a fair amount of this this summer. Good representation of the style.
01-16-2012 19:43:49 | More by hopfacebrew
2.9/5 rDev -17.4%
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.
12-15-2011 02:56:57 | More by deanhead
3.68/5 rDev +4.8%
from a can. my first beer from these guys. pours a light mahoganay color, with a one inch white head. smells hoppy, real hoppy, but not so in the taste. sweet and interestingly malty. not at all congruent with the nose. a slightly dry finish and a good mouthfeel. mellowly carbonated but a light to medium body. will definitely be looking for these guys again. careful not to overlook the can, this is wonderful
11-16-2011 05:13:55 | More by StonedTrippin
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale pours a beautiful clear amber copper color with a slightly off white head.
The aroma is predominately biscuity caramel and nutty malt but also has a fantastic floral, citrusy and piney hop presence.
Taste follows in suit, biscuity caramel malt sweetness up front, with a crisp, dry hoppy finish leaving you thirsty for more.
This beer is medium bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, a nice hoppy amber ale. Looking forward to trying some of there other offerings
11-06-2011 19:27:01 | More by kkrez
3.83/5 rDev +9.1%
Pour - dark, rubyish-red to auburn. Almost reminds me of a rbown ale as this is a lot darker than some of the other amber ales I've seen. The head is pretty tight and foamy. At first I wondered if this was under carbonated but it all came together nicely and left some lacing inside the glass.
Aroma - Tootsie-Rolls, honey, brown bread, pumpernickel bagels, caramel and Fudgesicles. Lots of maltiness in this one with only some faint hints of citrus from the hops.
Taste - lots of those malty flavors come out on the tongue. That Tootsie-Roll aroma certainly is a major flavor component. Lots of caramel malt and again some slight hints of hoppiness but not much in the way of bitterness. Well put together ale with some nice toasty notes and a brown sugar sweet finish.
Overall - There is plenty of flavor packed into this 12 oz. can of amber ale that is for sure. If you're a fan of a malt-forward brew in this category than this is for you. We could easily find our way through a six-pack of this in no time at all. Crazy Mountain Amber Ale is crazy drinkable.
11-05-2011 00:15:08 | More by indiapaleale
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.