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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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homebrew311

Illinois

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.

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 07:50:35 | More by homebrew311
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-13-2013 01:58:26 | More by KC9LDB
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-30-2013 06:02:07 | More by InfernoBoss
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-29-2013 00:20:17 | More by JMAC45
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

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.

Serving type: can

07-28-2013 23:41:05 | More by BeardedBoffin
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LikeARollingStout

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: can

07-03-2013 23:19:13 | More by LikeARollingStout
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-29-2013 17:43:26 | More by dbrelsfo
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scottyshades

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2013 15:37:17 | More by scottyshades
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-17-2013 01:36:43 | More by sgttibbs
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ClintonRalston

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2013 20:30:06 | More by ClintonRalston
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-11-2013 03:23:24 | More by dhbiker0889
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I popped the can open and beer and foam came flying out. Not sure if it was user error or not... Anyway, lots of foam on a cloudy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a dull citrus smell with some hay thrown in.
The taste has a good malt backbone with only a mild sweetness. Pine bitterness to end. Enjoyable.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Besides the exploding can, I thought this was a fine drink.

Serving type: can

06-09-2013 23:45:03 | More by Fatehunter
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-31-2013 13:21:56 | More by SimonTja
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-20-2013 22:04:01 | More by Arsenal0328
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-11-2013 08:00:34 | More by RedneckBeerz
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, slightly hazed, caramel-amber coloring with a thin, even coating of white, filmy head. Aromas of rich, roasted toffee sweetness with a dry hopping balance that provides some peppery spicing and bitterness. Flavors are richly sweet, with an overall roasting that provides a richness to the caramel and toffee sweetness that provides the backbone. Hops are an accent here, providing a spiced reign on the sweet main profile. A bit more bitter as you venture into the aftertaste, with some resiny character joining the pepper spice. Smooth and robust in mouth, the beer has a smooth, lingering finish that leaves the tangy caramel hanging on the palate. Tasty brew.

Serving type: can

05-10-2013 23:54:19 | More by GarthDanielson
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-05-2013 01:57:32 | More by Gerred
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-29-2013 23:35:08 | More by jk3
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can w/o freshness info being offered

A: Almond amber, with a muted ruby hue. Darker khaki head, loose and larger bubbly. Leaves nice looking scattered fields of fine lace and some thicker froth.

S: Malty nose with vanilla and honey

T: Smooth malts, more honey and vanilla. Ample resiny hops late. Balance has been achieved.
M: Nice, carbonation on the lower side adding to smoothness and easy drinkability

O: Real nice amber, worthy sessioner. Nicely done.

Thanks to Joe D for the tasty can

Serving type: can

04-28-2013 14:17:40 | More by Billolick
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-21-2013 03:19:35 | More by PatGreer
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-10-2013 02:31:00 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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spoony

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz can (dated, I think, February 10, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces two fat fingers of light khaki head with nice retention and some lacing. The brew is clear and deep amber in color with a few streams of carbonation crawling up the glass.

S-Upon first sniff, I detect a fair amount of roasted, grainy malts and a touch of toffee/caramel. The brew is lightly sweet with some earthy, pine-scented hops for balance.

T-The taste is a little weak up front, with only a faint hint of toffee and caramel from the malts, but a nice spicy, earthy pine flavor comes through on the finish.

M-The brew is water with a fine prick of carbonation. It is medium to lighter body for the style.

O-This is a perfectly drinkable amber ale. The smell is pretty nice and while the flavor is a bit of a letdown, there is nothing upsetting or crazy about this Crazy Mountain brew. I would happily drink this again if the occasion called for it.

Serving type: can

04-07-2013 22:29:53 | More by spoony
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StJamesGate

New York

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tawny with impressively stiff (can pour) creamy off white head.
Nutty brown toast and Cascade citrus/pine on the nose.
Big caramel Crystal hit and pleasant waxy lemon rind hop hit.
Toffee finish and orange peel linger.
Light side of medium, some chew, creamy.

Perfectly sessionable amber. Not ground breaking, but buy it by the case in the summer. Good citrus aroma hop hit, fitting for an APA. Cloys a bit when it warms, though; keep it cold.

Serving type: can

03-30-2013 01:34:24 | More by StJamesGate
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the crazy mountain Amber ale it is a very good version. The beer poured a copper clear with thin slightly offwhite head that is leaving a lace. The scent carried rich caramel malt. The taste is a great balance between teh rich sweeter malt and bittering hops. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this rivals some of the better ambers I've had. This would be a great session ale.

Serving type: can

03-28-2013 00:56:25 | More by WoodBrew
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beergoot

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honey-biscuit aroma rises up from a solid gold body. The head appears thin yet persistent and leaves spotty patches of foam on the glass. Not much carbonation rising from the glass. Getting back to the aroma: rich and grainy and infused with a light floral hop background. The taste is rich and flavorful, emphasizing the biscuit and caramel grain notes. And despite the can's labeling, there is a light yet not overpowering hop bitterness midway through the sip and hanging on through the finish.

This makes the grade as a quality, journeyman-quality amber ale. Nothing distinctive per se, but fits the style, goes down easily, and is definitely worth repeat visits.

Serving type: can

03-02-2013 23:00:03 | More by beergoot
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.