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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
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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Photo of Std73
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Std73, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of BeerMeister8
3/5  rDev -14.5%

BeerMeister8, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

tommy5, May 30, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

WDJersey, May 17, 2014
Photo of jrohrbacher
3/5  rDev -14.5%

jrohrbacher, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of RWACKO
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

RWACKO, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Handsome dark amber color, but brief coarse foam. Some pleasant, slightly sweet malt taste with a nice roast flavor. After that the hops make an appearance and linger long. The malt is mellow and caramel flavored, with a slightly rough hoppy edge to give it some balance. A touch of the leafy and herbal but overall a decent aromatic hop flavor.

Unfortunately, this is nearly dead flat after a couple of minutes, which doesn't add to the appeal. It might be quite drinkable in better condition. From the 12 oz can bought at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

mactrail, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3/5  rDev -14.5%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Sspeer1, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

No hiss from opening the can. Pouring the liquid makes me question whether there was a leak, but then the bubbles start to show. Nearly no head, but the rim retains some bubbles throughout the tasting. The liquid is dark amber and crystal clear.

Decent biscuit and light toasted malt nose. A touch of caramel sweetness. No notable hop smell.

Less malt presence in the taste but there's a definitive hop bite. The body seems thin and flat. The swallow is bitter in a black pepper sort of way. The aftertaste is dry and short.

Overall, this is a drinkable amber with a good hop bite, but the flaws detract.

smcolw, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Falcone, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of JAFoley
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Thin bubbly head off-white head over clear amber body. Head quickly dissipates but leaves some nice sudsy lacing.

S - Bready caramel malts

T - Amber malts are sugary and fruity; apricot, caramel, and biscuits. Very slight earthy hops show up in the after taste.

M - Medium/light body with moderate carbonation. While it's slightly sticky, the body is overall fairly thin.

O - Not a bad drink but also not too memorable. While this is very drinkable it also doesn't offer a lot complexity or bold flavors. meh

JAFoley, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

beerbrains, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of mike_dawson
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Packard
4/5  rDev +14%

Packard, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of baklo
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

baklo, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of jwps214
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

jwps214, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ZoomanCru
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Dark umber like color with a beige two finger head that retains fairly well and leaves sticky thick lacing all the way down the glass. Little bit of sediment, may have been can conditioned (?).
Smell: Breadiness you would expect from this style of beer but with more hoppiness than say Fat Tire. Subtle gingerbread like aroma, sweet but not over powering. Not super complex in the nose.
Taste: Some malt sweetness up front, but quickly overpowered by slap of hops that is both citric and floral. Some acidic bite, but lacking the bitterness of a PA or IPA. Very well balanced but not all that engaging. Expect more lingering and heavy malt from an “amber ale” (Yes, I know it's a made up style) Easy drinking. Would be a good introductory beer for the craft n00b in your group. Honestly tastes a lot like gingerbread, but not artificial. A good session beer.
Mouth: A little light bodied for an amber ale. Okay carbonation, but could maybe use a little more. A bit on the flat side.

ZoomanCru, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours into a standard pint glass a copper/bronze color with a fluffy one finger white head that leaves multiple rings of broken lace behind as it settles.Chocolate malts stand out most in the nose not the big hops the can promises,mild earthiness is detected.Chocolate and fruity malt flavors dominate with some mild pine resin in the finish,again the can promises big hops and the malts dominate.It's not a horrible beer but it's basically a standard amber with a big chocolate elemant,not big hops.

oberon, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

cbcrunch, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

sgregory, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of JimKal
4/5  rDev +14%

JimKal, Nov 25, 2013
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.