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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Crazy Mountain Amber AleCrazy Mountain Amber Ale
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3.5/5
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218 Ratings
Crazy Mountain Amber AleCrazy Mountain Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by birchstick on 07-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,676
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
218
pDev:
13.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of CreedeSon
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can - that Sheamus character is one mean looking mutha!

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some lifting fog bank lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready and biscuity caramel malt, honeyed crackers, a muddled tropical fruitiness, and rather tame leafy, earthy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and gritty caramel malt, minor generic citrus peel notes, a further underripe pome fruitiness, some subtle wet ashiness, and more understated leafy, gently spicy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its banal frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, nothing particularly noteworthy, as such. It finishes off-dry, but not by much, with the malt continuing its spiraling bleed-out.

Overall, this comes across as a simple, no-frills version of the style, as the hops barely make their presence known. Well-made, and easy enough to put back, but I'm not exactly craving another - Sheamus will have to find someone else with whom to dine (or crush stuff, apparently).

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Photo of ccozzi
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alexrdvz
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jnorris404
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tylerstravis
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a nice tasty brew.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looking at this beer in the glass is like looking at . It is a nice amber color with a suprisingly lacy head. The taste is decent, malty with a slight caramel aftertaste. The mouthfeel is what makes this beer special, as it is a very creamy amber. Overall this beers taste and smell are average but the feel is unique for an amber and definitely worth trying. I will probably buy one again, and I recommend trying it .

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Photo of q33jeff
2.58/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

**
11/13/16

Bottle to mug, courtesy of JPK.

LOOK: light amber, cloudy, small white head,
AROMA: light fruit, ester, light yeast, light hop.
TASTE:ash, grapefruit,
FEEL: medium to Light body.
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Photo of SamN
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Mildy hazy, dark honey-amber color. Nice finger-and-a-half head of lusciously thick head with sticky-looking lacing. Smell is inviting enough; nothing overwhelming, but straightforward amber ale aromas. Some sweeter honey like aromas, mildly grassy hops. Exactly what you want in the aroma from an amber ale. Tastes showcase a touch of spicy hops, while still being very mild and subtle. Malts here are second -fiddle to the hops, but overall tastes are subdued almost to a fault, so while the hops are more present than I expected, nothing here really stands out. Touch of honey-like sweetness in the finish with a lingering oily bite.

A bit underwhelming, honestly, but nothing offensive. Love the bottle art Crazy Mountain is doing (combined Colorado animals; this beer's creature is "Seamus", a combo of an owl, a mule deer and a bobcat. Very creative and unique!) I never expect much from an amber, and this beer doesn't change anything or break new ground, but a totally decent amber ale otherwise. Easily sessionable with more character than a faceless corporate beer.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This pours an amberish color. The head wasn't extremely thick, but is very frothy. The nose is has a hoppiness to it - it smeels a bit grapefruity. The taste is bitter from the hops. It is watery feeling, but the hops are the main attraction. Not too citrusy tasting.

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Your typical amber ale in appearance. Aroma has mild caramel, bread, yeast, and honey. The taste is very mellow, with honey malts and a bit of floral spice. A little thin bodied. An interesting earthy amber. Pretty good and a nice change from the usual.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DruC4
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a good amber, nothing fancy but a solid beer. Obviously they make a lot more interesting beers than this, but I was in the mood for something along these lines. Not quite as malty as some ambers but definitely not a pale. Good on a nice spring or fall day.

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Photo of couchsitta
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mtn
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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