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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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80
good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
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 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
Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

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

JimKal, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Medium copper. Big carbonation bubbles. Big head fades pretty face.
S- Sweet dough, a bit steely, and an odd but refreshing herbal aroma.
T- Too much of that herbalness here. I don't particularly think that is well placed here. That said, I like the sweet, doughy, ever so slightly toasty malt profile.
M- A little light in the body, and I found it to be kind of flat.
O- Passable, but not great. Would drink again, but won't seek out.

jsprain1, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of In_Control_Mike
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

In_Control_Mike, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of DrIPA
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of RummyRedbeard
4/5  rDev +14%

RummyRedbeard, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Yoda22
4/5  rDev +14%

Yoda22, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Powerturn11
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a basic beer mug. Nice golden to amber color with a really floral aroma. I smell citrus with a touch of pine. Nice head with good glass lacing. The beer tastes great with Carmel undertones and finishes clean. I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend again for this style. Very easy to drink. Could be enjoyed with dinner or watching a football game.

Powerturn11, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Lantern, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

MaddDogg84, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

famous_mortimur, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of WhitmansNiece
2/5  rDev -43%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

King_KongDCO93, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jmarsh123, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into snifter. Appears a nice deep amber hue with nice clarity, heavy white head and tons of lacing. The nose features herbal hops, heavy cereal grain, caramel, and a bit of pine. Taste is uneventful, some hops, some malt, but nothing really stands out. The bitterness is on the light to moderate side and the finish presents a bit of a black tea flavor. Mouthfeel is on par for style, but the taste really isn't. Unfortunately there is no way for me to tell if this is an old can, but as it is, it is a run of the mill amber.

homebrew311, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of KC9LDB
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

KC9LDB, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

InfernoBoss, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of JMAC45
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

JMAC45, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber color with an impressive, thick frothy cap of foam. Pine hops and caramel malt swirl in the nose along with orange, fresh malt, barley, and toasted grain. Smooth, bordering on creamy, on the palate. The caramel malt is evenly balanced by the dry bitter hops. More bitter than pine, citrus and floral. A nice drinking brew.

BeardedBoffin, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of LikeARollingStout
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can picked up from Beer Study in Chapel Hill and poured into a pint glass.

A - A little darker than your average amber. It was more of a brown/yellow. Not too pretty. A fingers worth of head that raced back into the crystal clear brew.

S - Floral floral and more floral. I love it. Biscuity malts too.

T - Wow. I had to check the label again to make sure this was an Amber. Tastes more like a Pale Ale: tons of hop flavor. No bitterness though, as the label indicates that West Coast hops are added late in the boil. That biscuity finish is a true Amber finish though. This is a very unique approach to Amber. I was very pleasantly surprised.

M - Lightly carbonated and medium bodied.

O - A very sessionable yet flavorful Amber. It maintains balance and complexity. Where it lacks it beauty, it more than compensates in taste and smell. I see myself revisiting this brew in the near future.

LikeARollingStout, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of dbrelsfo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dbrelsfo, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of scottyshades
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

scottyshades, Jun 26, 2013
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.