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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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:
#40,413
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 PaulSlazinger
2.35/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

No head despite aggressive pour and no lacing after first sip. Looks like dark apple juice in the glass. Smells like the inside of a shop vac and tastes like wet leaves. Mouthfeel is flat with little bite. Poor.

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

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy bronze orange body under a 3” light linen colored lacy foam cap, dissipates to a thick film.
Smell: light grains, some crystal malt and some freshly kilned malt aromas. Some fruit. Hop aromas are low.
Taste: Starts with a slight malty fruity sweetness and then almost immediately dries out and becomes a touch grassy/herbal astringency in the finish with a hint of tart. The fresh malt flavors linger. Hop bitterness is above average but not mind blowing. Mouthfeel: Moderately creamy, medium body and carbonation.
Overall: Drinkable, bigger than many ambers but still approachable.

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Photo of Hopmeplease
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pleasant amber with minimal head and negligible effervescence. Smells of bread, some grains, barely toasted malts and a good amount of floral hops (though rather subdued). Tastes sweet malt forward, pleasant floral hops, biscuit, caramel, no bitterness/hop bite. Mouthfeel was very light almost to the point of being watery (I thought that the can had a leak as it was so flat – but the entire pack was like this). Easy drinking, clean finish.

Overall, the taste was good, the mouth feel was not – just seemed to lack body/texture. It just didn’t feel right. . . I wouldn’t purchase this again (though I wouldn’t turn it down if offered to me at a picnic).

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Photo of mrjbrown27
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, having flavors of biscuit, toasted, and caramel malts, with bits of associated sweetness and notes of earthy yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This amber ale seems very malty from the smell and taste, but there enough in a he way of underlying hops to mask any sweetness and keep this beer drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjcoy06
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of 22Blue
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of brewqueno
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It is as described - a FLORAL American style Amber Ale. Too flowery for my taste, but if you're into that, this is a good choice.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZMWTally
3.11/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of goochpunch
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy light amber/orange-tinged copper. Thin head. Smells worty, kinda like Grape Nuts. Toast and fruity esters. Taste reminds me of a couple other Colorado flagship brews: has the toasty cocoa of Fat Tire with the big fruity esters of a Great Divide Denver Pale Ale. Mouthfeel is moderate in body with a calm carbonation. Overall, this is far from great, but the characteristics that it shares with the two aforementioned brews gives it nostalgia points with me.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jocques
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Extremely malty, great nose for an Amber!! Light in hops in my opinion.

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Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TMF
2.96/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ascags
2.71/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JKG
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of crazy_coffee
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Blu3pdyLoup
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

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