Mountain Goat Hightail Ale - Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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3.11/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
12-03-2013 14:19:27 | More by ADZA
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
06-12-2013 12:15:26 | More by SmashPants
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
06-02-2013 15:29:41 | More by facundoCNB
3.75/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
03-04-2013 05:30:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
08-23-2012 02:33:39 | More by srandycarter
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
08-14-2012 02:39:38 | More by wordemupg
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
A: The beer is relatively clear dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose (grapefruit seems to stand out in particular) along with some hints of wild grapes.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts and citrusy hops, the latter of which also contributes a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is very well balanced between the malt and hops. It is also a lot more flavorful compared to other beers in the style.
07-31-2012 01:55:38 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
A: Pours a clear dark amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus hops with some lighter notes of pine hops.
T: Moderate flavors of darker malts with some light caramel malt sweetness. There are strong flavors of citrus hops along with some lighter amounts of pine hops. Light amounts of lingering bitterness.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.
O: Very enjoyable with the strong hop aromas and flavors but lighter bitterness. Pretty big for the style but the alcohol is well hidden. Not the easiest to drink because of the intensity of flavor but a very nice sipping beer.
07-30-2012 23:59:53 | More by dbrauneis
1.95/5 rDev -44.6%
330 ML bottle poured into a tulip
Note: This is the regular 4.5% version, not the export version to the US. Australian version.
A-- Pours a dark orange brown color. Good amount of orange hues to the beer. Nearly clear. Half finger of light brown head. Pretty much stuck around the film area once it settled down. Some mixed lacing with this. Couple of streaks and some spotty lacing. Nothing too fancy.
S-- Big toffee nose followed by some orange, grapefruit and some odd metallic smell. As warms up the metallic smell gets larger in the nose profile. Not real pleasing a smell really. Like the toffee nose though.
T-- Watery, burnt toffee with some orange and pine notes. Hop qualities are nice but not the wateriness of it.
M-- Thinness of this really hampers the nice toffee feel to this. Really thin and quite watery. Little bit of an orange/pine/ grapefruit finish that does linger but the front and mid of this just literally wrecks this. Have to suspect the Double Hightail version is more rounded in the body. Some nice notes but just too thin.
O-- Have found with Mountain Goat that their larger format bottles and "rare breed" are a big improvement over the base range. This has some nice notes to it but overall just dull and unremarkable.
07-05-2012 09:28:44 | More by mulder1010
Mountain Goat Hightail Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.