Mountain Goat Hightail Ale - Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

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Mountain Goat Hightail AleMountain Goat Hightail Ale

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80
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-07-2002)
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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baumaxx1
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance -
Clean and clear dark copper colour. Pours a 1cm head which dissipates to a thin off-white film. Some lacing. Little carbonation.

Smell -
Burnt toffee, caramel, plenty of malt and biscuit, red orange. Hops are quite faint. I'm also getting a roast coffee smell which is odd for the style. However, I'm getting a slightly stale water smell.

Taste -
Like the smell, it's quite malty - lots of toffee, caramel, biscuit flavours and a hint of roast coffee and almonds. A little bit sweet. Slight hint of grapefruit and citrus rounds it off. Flavour is slightly watery.

Mouthfeel -
Despite observing virtually no effervescence, there's a bit of fizz on the tongue and a tangy feel. Again, slightly watery. Clean on the way down and the fizz adds a bit of foaminess when swallowed. Not over-carbonated however.

Overall -
The malt flavours are pretty well balanced by the hops. Shame that it's a bit watery otherwise this would have been a cracking brew if the flavours were in full swing. Quite drinkable nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of ADZA
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

One beer I can't believe I havnt reviewed and pours a copper hue with a rather rocky three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is floral hops and a touch of toffee malts nothing over the top but not unlikeable,the mouthfeel is quite well carbonated but quite watery and the tastes are average it's just a mix of floral hops and toffee malts and nothing flash by any means and the mouthfeel doesn't help it's case and overall for its price it's just not worth it cheers.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SmashPants
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard crown-top brown 330mL bottle, decent semi-macro label.

Appearance: pours a clear orange-copper colour with some limited fine carbonation steadily streaming. An off-white head pops up and drops to cling at the side of the glass, constantly reinforced by the steady carbonation. Looks decent.

Aroma: citric hops and sweet grains with some earth and nuts.

Taste: toffee and caramel with a bit of citric hops and those earthen characters. Nice, if a bit too sweet for me.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness and malt linger through - still quite sessional.

Mouth feel: light in body and yet quite smooth - goes down quite easy. Moderate- to- high carbonation helps.

Overall: a good quality pale ale - I'm a fan. A good combination of malt, hop and earthen characters. Only problem is the AU$70+ a case price (2013). Found this one for 'bargain-of-the-month' style $10 a 6-pack - best value ever. Prob worth $55 - $60 a case, any more is a bit rich.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a deep amber/murky brownish pour with a finger of white head, nice head retention. smells of sweet caramel malt, honey.. almost like a barley wine in smell. the taste is slightly bitter up front, sweetness of all the malt overpowers this one.. slight citrus feel but mostly honey/caramel sweetness, a subtle nutty character as well. medium body, moderate carbonation.. creamy mouthfeel. a very nice unique tasting pale ale.mostly sweet but there is a hoppy bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. wouldn't mind trying some of their other offerings.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seriously, how have I gone this long without reviewing this craft beer classic? 330ml amber bottle purchased from Dan Murphy's in Alexandria. But it could have been anywhere.

Pours a solid amber hue, probably at the lighter end of the spectrum, with a perfectly clear body, and a fizzling effervescent head which eventually slutters itself out, leaving just some fine foaming across part of the top of the glass. Lace forms in some patchy streaks and dots. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is mild but pleasant. Some faint toasty grain characters with an up-tilt of faint herbal hop notes. Some peppery tones, and a rounded sweetness: perhaps not quite the "toffee" they claim on the label, but there's a glassy smooth character to underline everything. Like I said, it's all pretty mild, but it's quite pleasant.

Taste is still clean and pleasant, with perhaps a little more direct flavour than the nose was giving off. Light roasted characters, and indeed perhaps a toffee-like sweetness, without the weight or cloying sugariness. Some cleansing herb-and-lemon bitterness provides a modicum of balance to the beer, leaving a pleasant crispness on the finish.

Feel is smooth but light, with structure enough to support the beer, but remaining rather refreshing.

It's a very drinkable beer, and at pretty sessionable strength too. It perhaps doesn't have the in-your-face belligerence of some other Aussie craft (even some of the other purported easy-drinking, sessionable-strength brews), but this is a stalwart example of brewing beer well. Very nice stuff.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of srandycarter
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Somewhat murky orange with good near white head, leaves fast, slick thin head remains and some sudsy cling.

S - Malt base, hops apparent. Some light fruitiness.

T - Big malt center, somewhat held balanced by hops.

M - Light to medium. Lots of stuff here, just not a lot of each and not enough balance for me. Middle palate not there. Malt there, but thins towards end and hops aren't aggressive.

D - Nice beer. Easy to drink.

Photo of wordemupg
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 13/8/12

A clear reddish copper with a few bubbles feeding a thin film of beige head that's gone in a flash and leaves no lace

S herbal hops with some caramel, a little citrus and a slight nutty aspect. smells quite good, some iced tea as it warms

T some leafy hops I didn't smell with some rye bread and purple candy, well balanced and nice flavors for a 4.5%er, a slight metallic note harms nothing

M light bodied and well carbonated almost too the point of foam, strong aftertaste for a "light" beer

O this one was gone before I made it this far in the review so that says something. a nice pale with balanced flavors

Would work well for a Summer session as it has flavor, very easy too drink and wont leave you walking sideways. Cheers Mikey for dragging this one around the Earth for me.

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Mountain Goat Hightail Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.