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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
78
okay

33 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd visit their website
Australia

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-10-2003)
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LittleCreature

Australia

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 11:43:29 | More by LittleCreature
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brendan13

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 08:13:04 | More by brendan13
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Of all places I had this at the Pancake Parlour.It fits into their 'organic" inclinations.
The cloudy mid golden ale had a yeasty smell underpinning the bitter hopiness.
The flavours were middle of the road.Nothing to distinctive but certainly nothing unsavoury.Hoppiness complete feel in the mouth .
A good drink but didnt quite grab me

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 00:07:46 | More by jarmby1711
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hefevice

Australia

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2006 00:33:23 | More by hefevice
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vancurly

Australia

3.45/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 05:26:58 | More by vancurly
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DaveFL1976

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great Britain Hotel – Richmond
14 October 2005


The Preface to this review is that IPAs are my favorite style...


Mountain Goat IPA pours from the tap a hazy straw color with a fairly thin head. (It's a good looking BEER, but not in the IPA style that I've ever seen, so I'm knocking it 1/2 point) ...Another odd-colored beer to go along with their hightail ale. The nose is a mix of sweet pale malt with a nice hop aroma. The taste begins with a distinct hop zing with citrus or lemon overtones followed by a bit of malt. It doesn’t taste like much bittering hops went in it. Instead it tastes like dry hop city. Not as much of a complexity in the taste, but still quite tasty. This keg is darn near perfectly carbonated to suit the style and mouthfeel is great. Drinkability is also quite good.


I was suprised to see that this beer was in the "not recommended" category. This is a better-than-average beer in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2005 12:43:03 | More by DaveFL1976
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koolk

Australia

2.13/5  rDev -36.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2003 10:53:00 | More by koolk
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

1.5/5  rDev -55.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2003 01:49:49 | More by rastaman
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Mountain Goat India Pale Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.