Mountain Goat India Pale Ale - Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

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Mountain Goat India Pale AleMountain Goat India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 19.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-10-2003)
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Photo of rastaman
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Cloudy light brown/bronze in colour, little lasting head. Nose is of sweet malt, some hops. Palate is sweetish with a slight bitter hoppy finish. Smooth mouthfeel, with little carbonation. Very light watery mouthfeel, with a cardboardy metallic aftertaste. Pretty bland and boring. Tasted like a hombrewed bitter that i had at the hombrew shop in Clovelly here in Sydney.

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of terence
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of koolk
2.13/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A murky orange that in certain light can look brown, just like a murky creek. Has to be, without a doubt, one of the most unappealing micro beers to look at (at least it aint filtered!).

Fruity nose that has the usual 'mountain goatie-ness'. Hard to describe. Kinda yeasty, kind fruity. Sweet honey aromas also present.

One dimensional palate that stops halfway down. Hoppy kick at the front and then...nothing. Very ordinary. Fruit flavours of peach and passionfruit. Very unexciting palate - almost soapy. No real aftertaste.

Whats up with this beer? Its about as non-IPA as an IPA can get. It has been out 1 month as a seasonal. Thankfully that means it will go away after summer. Best thing going for it is that it is an organic brew, reportedly Australias first. Pass.

Photo of Danhudo
2.16/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of LittleCreature
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - 3.0
Poured two fingers of foamy white head with lots of suspended sediment in the cloudy amber-beige body.

Smell - 3.0
Quite a soft aroma, sweetish with an apple juice like fruitiness and not much in the way of malt.

Taste - 2.0
This is a beer that to me suffers from the "Coopers Syndrome" of having far too much yeast. Crisp with bready pale malt, red apple and moderate bitterness. The yeastiness is if anything, stronger than the hop bitterness, which is completely wrong for an IPA, and gives a detergent-like taste and astringency.

Mouthfeel - 3.0
Possibly a little over-fizzy.

Drinkability - 1.5
The more I have of this beer, the less I want to take another sip.

OVERALL - 2.45
After the very competent Hightail Ale, this beer is a great disappointment. It is sad to see another Australian ale spoiled by an overly yeasty character. I'm not sure if Aussie micro brewers do it to make their beers more "Coopers-like", but I sure as hell don't like it.

Photo of Stew41
2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy light gold; more wheat beer than IPA. Fruity, floral nose, yeasty? Pretty tasty, more sweetish floral notes. Not particularly malty. Finishes ’correct’ with some hoppy traits and some bitterness but not quite the real deal. Certainly more varietal than from last year’s batch

Photo of dgilks
2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. The head looks like any macro lager's head and is not particularly appetising.

Some hops (citrusy new world type) and some light sweetness. This is backed up with a slight metallic note which isn't great.

Toast, sweet malts and some bitterness. Where is the hop character and flavour here? I don't know what is going on with the flavour but it isn't an IPA.

Medium body with an average carbonation level that just plays over the tongue. Nothing special.

The beer isn't repulsive in any particular way it's just mediocre and while drinkable, not worth it when there is much, much better.

Photo of benimmyeo
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brendan13
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale golden straw colour into my pint glass with a couple of centimetres of white head.
S - Grain and pale malt, slighty toasty. Some vauge distant floral and fruity hop aromas.
T - A biscuit maltiness dominates then a big bitter kick hits.
M - Medium bodied with a medium-low carbonation.
D - Overall this is a pretty basic, yet drinkable beer. It's too similar to the Pale Ale to make it worth doing both though IMO. There are better, more true to style IPAs around.

Photo of valianes
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hefevice
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Maybe I should not have tasted this one after their Hightail Ale. Pours cloudy light straw yellow with a good bubbly white head. Aroma is barely there, maybe a little citrus hop, some very soft malt, but that is it. Bitterness stands out in the flavour, although it is a smooth rather than harsh bitterness. Unfortunately there was not enough malt presence or hop flavour to balance the bitterness. Nice soft mouthfeel and appropriate carbonation like its brother the Hightail. While it is great to see brewers here that are not scared to use hops, this one was a little unbalanced. Don't think I could drink two in a sitting, whereas the Hightail I could drink all night. Double disappointment given the high cost of this beer.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a short weizen glass)

A- This beer has a hazy amber body with a thin creamy head of foam supported by a gentle carbonation.

S- The aroma of dry caramel malt with a fruity sweetness but otherwise the aroma is pretty clean even when warm.

T- The slightly sweet caramel malt note is soft and is followed by a green hop flavor that is rather no descript when cool. As the beer warms the hops become skunky pungent in the finish but not a rancid hop but more of an herbal skunk flavor. This skunky flavor was still faint and the hops were mostly pungent.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a full fizz finish that boosted some of the hop bitterness.

D- This beer had some full caramel malt flavor with a good yet mostly pungent hop support. Still this would lean to the British IPA and not full in the American IPA sense.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows hefty crystal malt along with massive tangerine and toasty characters.
More tangerine and caramel as flavours. A fairly assertive bitterness in the finish but the malt wins out.
Body feels syrupy.

Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Super clear copper colour. Long lasting dense fluffy head. Tons of lacing.
S: No real hop aroma. A little bit of sweet malt.
T: Balance of malt and bitterness. Not to much hop flavour. Toffee and a tiny bit of pine. Clean bitterness.
M: Nice crisp finish.
O: Nothing overly complex but still a nice beer.

Photo of vancurly
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this at the Australian Beer Festival, September 2006.

Strange IPA, I reckon. The aroma & flavour were dominated by the malt & cereal grain components. Some hop, but not as much as I would have expected for the style.

The bitterness is moderate, and could be better.

More of a plain ol' Pale, I reckon. To call it IPA is a bit of a stretch.

Photo of Subdepth
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep orange to amber colour, off white head with minimal retention, possibly due to the fact the the glass had a little bit of residue from washing it. Soapy-like lacing that lingers.

S- Fruity, nice amount of malt coming through as well. Slight pine and grassy notes as well.

T- Grapefruit and tropical fruits straight up, bitter hops and the malt is nicely balanced, the citrus flavours seem to become more pronounced as the beer warms, quite impressed.

M- Not as carbonated as I expected, which is good. Low-medium body, almost creamy towards the end.

O- Pretty damn good for an Aussie take on an IPA, goes down smoothly and is refreshing, goes well with the summer weather.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DrNo
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of soju6
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark bronze color with a good head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, roasted malt and carmel.

T: Taste is a bit of grapefruit with a caramel and some roasted malt. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and smooth, nicely balanced.

O:An enjoyable beer. Nice take on the style, a bit more malt than expected but still worth checking out.

Photo of heygeebee
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hybrid English/US style. Lots of malt, but also a lot of quite bitter and resinous hops. Really quite a big bitter flavour. Lots of burnt toffee/caramel.
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Mountain Goat India Pale Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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