Amber Ale
Crazy Mountain Brewery

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From:
Crazy Mountain Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #339
ABV:
5.25%
Score:
80
Ranked #28,152
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 13.43%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
163
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 29, 2021
Added:
Jul 30, 2010
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  39
SCORE
80
Good
Amber AleAmber Ale
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.84 by Mustela_Man from California

Aug 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by funku2 from Colorado

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
L- 90% transparent mid amber with a striking jewel like clarity. Light khaki head of 1F that settles without lace to a thin covering.

N- Light caramel aromas along with some yeast and black tea notes.

T-Light tea like malt with a touch of caramel. Comes off as watery in flavor with weak black tea as the strongest flavor. Some light cola vibe lingers on the finish.

M- Watery, very low carbonation, some slickness and light mouthfeel overall.

O- This beer looks great with its translucent amber, but does not fulfill on the taste front. Just too light and lacking in body for me.
Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz. can with no dates. Served in a Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: The off white, half finger head goes away fairly quickly and leaves behind a lot of lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a clear, bright amber color.

Smell: Just a faint, musty, malty aroma on the nose and that's pretty much it. Not unpleasant but nothing to write home about either.

Taste: It starts malty with some fresh, lightly toasted bread up front followed by honey sweetness and a light floral note in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth with a medium body that leans more towards the heavier side. Carbonation is medium-high.

Overall: A solid, no frills amber ale. Plain and simple.
May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Apr 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Apr 09, 2020
 
Rated: 2.81 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jan 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by MAB from Canada (AB)

2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Day 10 of the 2019 Advent Calendar.

It took almost 20 minutes to get this beer fully poured into a glass. Belgian carbonation and head, for sure, but that's ridiculous. There's not much nose; some bitterness but not hops. The flavor is sweet, malty at first then toward candy, then the bitterness comes and takes over.
Extremely weird beer, for an Amber Ale. I think they're trying too hard.
Dec 11, 2019
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A clear caramel color with a moderate caramel colored head that dissipated moderately. This beer has a fresh, sweet, malty aroma; very pleasant, but subtle. The taste is malty earthy. There is a caramel flavor with notes of pine. Overall, It's a nice session amber ale.
Nov 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Impetuous from Montana

3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Orange, clear body with decent off white head

Flavors are... herbal hops and very earthy hops. There is a rather nice citrus flavor - like a blood orange - lingering as an after taste. However, there is some sort of unpleasantness in there.... where it tastes a too earthy. Carbonation is moderate, lending to a nice drinkablility.

Overall it's pleasant, unique, and sessionable.
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by Jeremiah87 from Colorado

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Trboley from Ohio

Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L:. Pours a copper orange with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Fresh baked crusty bread with a nice nuttiness, and a bit of tropical hops.

T: Fresh baked crusty bread with a nice nuttiness, and a small bitterness, slight floral hop.

F:. Medium body with smooth carbonation.

O:. Very enjoyable Amber.
Mar 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by EAR from Arizona

Nov 23, 2018
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: pours a hazy orange color. Nice head - good retention. Expected some reddish-brown color but looks like an IPA
Smell: Quite aromatic. Malty and some "red funk" smell. Smells sweet
Taste: Hop bite upfront. Sweetens up quickly. Get some red fruity / funky flavors. Dries out and quite a bit of flavor hops
Feel: Medium bodied. Pretty good - stays active
Overall: Not the Amber that I was expecting. It is a good beer but hoppier and not enough of that rich caramel / red flavor
Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Amber Ale brewed by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.25% This American Amber/Red Ale pours out of a 12oz bottle into a pint beer glass a nice golden amber color. This brew has a nice small head with thin spotty lacing, the lacing dose stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness, with hop bitterness. So far this brew has the look and smell of most amber Ale/Red Ale on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste , it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hop bitterness, with earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Amber Ale. This brew has a super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I really like how smooth this brew, goes down. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. This brew would go nice with almost any occasion, it is just that smooth. Overall I'm going to give Amber Ale by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, a Soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. This was more enjoyable than I expected. Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this brew.
Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. Can

Poured into a DFH glass a nice clean/clear 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, with a nice little citrusy. The taste is hoppy, malty, nice citrusy note. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty nicely. Overall, a nice tasty brew.
Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by slacker79 from Ohio

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by CreedeSon from Illinois

Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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).
Aug 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by ccozzi from Colorado

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by bundy462 from Texas

Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by jnorris404 from Alabama

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Apr 28, 2017
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Reviewed by SamuelMiller from Montana

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 .
Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

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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Nov 14, 2016
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Reviewed by deleted_user_357747

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.
Sep 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

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.
Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by akolb from Colorado

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.
Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by DruC4 from Michigan

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

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.
Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by couchsitta from Minnesota

Apr 02, 2016
Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 238 ratings