Mountain Livin' Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
3.88/5 rDev +14.1%
Poured from can to pint glass the beer pours a translucent golden amber color with a small 1 finger white head, some retention and lacing. The nose is mostly caramel malt sweet with hints of both pine and citrus hops though the hops take a backseat to the malt. The beer starts with a caramel malt sweetness on the tongue. In the middle the beer develops a mild bitterness and a more pronounced hop flavor than found in the nose. Tropical and citrusy. Finishes with a lingering mild bitterness and hint of fruit. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Finishes dry and crisp. Overall, not a bad brew. Excited to try another of Crazy mountain's beers.
03-24-2012 19:01:35 | More by hopfacebrew
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2.05/5 rDev -39.7%
12 oz can. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium creamy off-white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is biscuity caramel malts with some hops and some vegetal notes.
The flavor is lots of toasted biscuity caramel malts with some earthy plastic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, it's more like a biscuity amber with some off-notes.
08-04-2012 03:10:06 | More by Beaver13
2.76/5 rDev -18.8%
Poured out looking blond and a little hazy. White head, dissipates quicker than a white girl's looks after getting married. Weird herbal aroma, not in the herbal hop way, herbal in that they knocked something off the spice cabinet into this. How about some hop aroma bro? A little bit vegetal and plastic like.
Taste was very grassy, still not quite arriving at the level of being hoppy. Biscuit flavors and spice rack accoutrement all over this. Some lager like yeastiness to this. Man, this beer is all over the place. At times tastes like they blend this with a witbier. Soapy exterior in the mouthfeel.
Its got bitterness on it, but it just doesn't taste like a pale ale. Everything about it seems off for style. I wasn't picking up on a heftier malt base or any caramel notes. The herbal spicing was just weird. The lack of hops, or anything they impart flavor wise.
Had they called this a witpale, I might have found it to be above average, but as just a pale ale, its just kind of a headscratcher.
03-11-2013 16:17:57 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.05/5 rDev -10.3%
(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a deep crystal clear copper color with an antique white head that last as a thin meniscus. There is a good carbonation that pops to the surface.
S- The clean aroma has some pine hop notes and a cream quality with some buttery diacetyl growing a bit as it warms.
T- The caramel malt leads to a dry buttery note in the finish with some woody hop hints mixed in. There is a spicy hop hint that lingers just a bit in the aftertaste. As the beer opens the taste turns watery.
M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz in the finish.
O- This beer is malt forward with a hint of hops and a bit to much buttery taste with the fizz scrubbing any hops out of the finish.
03-28-2013 14:01:07 | More by rhoadsrage
3.4/5 rDev 0%
Small off white to tan head settles into a nice lacing above a clear copper colored pale ale.
Light sour citrus to grassy hops aroma without any dominate fruit taking center stage.
Citrus, piney, and almost grassy hops taste with some dryness also.
A lasting light dry aftertaste with some of the hops aspects sticking around with this medium to light medium bodied beer.
A decent tasting pale but it just seems to miss the mark slightly on being a really recommendable pale ale.
11-19-2012 22:43:52 | More by LXIXME
2.96/5 rDev -12.9%
12oz can, from Tipsy's Liquor World in extreme western Denver.
This beer pours a hazy medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, and overacting bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some stellar honeycombed lace around the glass as things seep away.
It smells of musty, dank pine needle hops, bready caramel malt, a bit of blood orange, guava, and tropical melon fruitiness, a touch of black pepper, and further, understated earthy, floral hops. The taste is still musty and clammy, but with the hops having sneakily skipped town, leaving only an echo of rotting pine tree and muted stale citrus in its place, with some weakly biscuity bready malt taking up the flag in its sudden absence, a bit of spicy pepper and earthy, weedy hops rounding things out.
The bubbles are fairly well sublimated, the body an adequate medium weight, and kind of pithy in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt pulling cleanup duty for the near DOA hops.
Bleh. There is mention on the label of 'fading hops bitterness', and while I'm not sure we share the same interpretation of the concept, in the end, all that matters is that this is one bland, muted affair for the style, the overbearing musty, clammy character having no place in a worthy APA. A bit of a shame that I wasted suitcase space on this one.
10-25-2013 02:27:00 | More by biboergosum
3.63/5 rDev +6.8%
Gettin Crazy with a lil Mountain Livin Pale Ale...picked up a can at the singles selve at my local Binny's. The beer pours a clear copper with foamy slightly offwhite head that is leaving a lace. The smell has bitter citrus tones with a touch of bread. The taste has a good initial balance with sweet malt countering a nice citrus....the end turn more of a bitter citrus. The mouthfeel is medium in boday with good carbonation. Overall its a decent pale ale.
03-26-2013 01:40:51 | More by WoodBrew
3.56/5 rDev +4.7%
12 oz can poured into a SA Perfect Pint glass.
A - good color. Kind of a sunsety goldenrod body with a white head. Good lacing.
N - peach flavors and some fruity hop notes followed by a little toasty malt.
T - not unlike the nose but a little... flatter maybe. The taste isn't that exciting but it is good.
M - fair body. Again it comes off a little unexciting.
O - very dede t pale ale offering. Would drink again.
07-26-2014 01:10:31 | More by tkelley
3.25/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours a clear amber color with a minimal head that quickly settled to a thin film. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.
Grassy hop aroma with quite a bit of biscuity malt. Also strong yeast esters that smell a lot like pears.
The flavor is rather pedestrian. Do not think it is old as it just showed up on store shelves. Does have some grassy hop flavor but the flavor consists mostly of biscuit like malt and yeast esters. Again with pears. BItterness seems moderate.
Medium body but just a tad undercarbonated. Just lacks pop on the palate.
With the shelves jammed with pale ales, this one will get quickly pushed out of the way. Decent but no reason to buy again.
12-05-2012 23:32:37 | More by morimech
3.95/5 rDev +16.2%
A thanks to woodychandler for yet another beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a orangeish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is the same, lots of citrus hops, a touch of malts, a bit IPA like, dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.
09-16-2012 11:36:27 | More by tone77
Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.