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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Mountain Livin' Pale AleMountain Livin' Pale Ale

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 09-12-2011)
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Ksims

Colorado

5/5  rDev +46.6%

01-10-2014 09:21:57 | More by Ksims
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HubrewJr

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow...that's all I have to say. this is beer sets the standard for pale ale's in my book. They definitely boosted the hops by adding a beautiful aroma on it. I recommend this beer to anyone getting into craft beer or anyone having trouble grasping the hop flavors. For a Pale ale this beer has a huge hop aroma with a very lite hope bite on the end. They balanced this beer right on the edge of Pale Ale and American Pale Ale (APA). No enough hop bite on the end to consider it an APA but just the right finish to make me wanna drink this all day/night. I give the guys over at Crazy Mountain Brewery Props on this one. It hits all the right spots i expect when drinking a quality craft beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2012 22:53:07 | More by HubrewJr
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very cloudy, amber color. Looks like honey. Very untypical for a Pale Ale. Thin foamy heady with very good amount of lacing around the sides of the glass that persists through drinking. Strong citrusy, piney smell. Can tell from the smell that it is a very hoppy beer. When tasting, you get a hint of pine with a strong citrus flavor throughout. Great hoppy finish with a hint of caramel at the end. Never heard of this brewery before, but if all their beers are like this, I will definitely try some more of them.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:38:29 | More by jngrizzaffi
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MillerBeer1


4.5/5  rDev +32%

06-21-2014 21:14:54 | More by MillerBeer1
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +32%

08-08-2012 03:06:04 | More by ucsbmullet
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aty11b

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

06-22-2013 21:36:44 | More by aty11b
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oceanrue

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

10-19-2013 00:29:33 | More by oceanrue
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

07-20-2014 22:52:02 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

09-06-2012 21:22:29 | More by dhbiker0889
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mike_dawson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-12-2014 21:31:33 | More by mike_dawson
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17.3%

09-07-2012 19:28:56 | More by mendvicdog
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.3%

04-15-2013 19:52:04 | More by WritersBlock
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mymasterpiece75

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.3%

12-08-2012 02:21:57 | More by mymasterpiece75
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-27-2013 03:13:52 | More by dbrelsfo
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-25-2012 04:07:32 | More by jenray
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jbarra101

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.3%

01-05-2013 01:06:18 | More by jbarra101
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belm001

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-20-2014 20:01:43 | More by belm001
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

04-06-2012 06:21:29 | More by kiki3drt292
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.3%

03-26-2013 00:21:39 | More by PatGreer
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Smells distinctly of pineapple. Maybe more so than any other beer I have tried, the hops come through smelling like sweet pineapple pieces. Pretty interesting.

The flavor is certainly hop forward, but with mild bitterness. Big tropical notes dominate, with juicy fruit, pineapple, and maybe even a little mango. Distinctly lacking the usual pine, citrus, and basil notes. There is a significant malt presence, but it is well covered by hop flavor. Interestingly, the overall bitterness is much lower than what is typical for this style, and for what is typical for this level of flavor.

The mouthfeel is sticky, smooth, and a tiny bit oily. Lower carbonation, which I like.

Conclusion: Well done! I personally love pale ales and IPAs that present clear hoppy flavor without the usual bitterness that uncreatively tags along. Possibly a new standby.

Serving type: can

12-14-2012 01:36:21 | More by allforbetterbeer
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beergoot

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweet melon and malt grain aromas exude from a honey amber body. There is a thin but rich and creamy white head atop. Taste encompasses soft, tasty, grainy malts balanced out with a gently hop bitterness. Smooth, medium-bodied feel with a dry finish.

A very tasty, well-balanced, and nicely complex beer. It is rife with flavor and character. Well worth exploring...

Serving type: can

01-12-2013 21:09:10 | More by beergoot
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 11:36:27 | More by tone77
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shand

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into an imperial pint.

This beer pours a hazy copper color with a small head. The aroma is composed of caramel malts, sweet fruits, and citrus hops. The taste is interesting, it's a hop-forward pale ale without a lingering hop aftertaste or bitterness. The flavors I taste immediately are ones I associate with hops, but instead of lingering through the aftertaste, they lead to a clean, slightly caramel-y finish. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thick for the style, but it's nicely carbonated. The drinkability is also quite good. Overall, it's an interesting beer for a new brewery to my area. Perfectly drinkable, this one would work well outdoors.

Serving type: can

05-09-2012 00:02:57 | More by shand
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can with no apparent freshness information present. Excited to try this beer, and it is my third review of a beer in a can!

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a wonderful clear ruby copper looking color with about a finger of off-white sizzling foam head. Nice rings of lacing left on the glass.

S - Smells of beautiful citrus fruit hops. Peaches, grapefruit, orange. Smells very tasty. Hops sort of fade away to a biscuit malt smell as the beer sits.

T - Very interesting flavor concoction. Fruity and floral with the hops, and then dry, grassy, and earthy from the malts. Wonderful contrast of flavors is what really impresses me here. A very tasty beer.

M - Somewhat of a resinous mouthfeel, sticky with some fruit sugar type flavors. Nicely bodied, and fair level of carbonation.

Overall, a very tasty and well-crafted brew from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. Highly drinkable, and with a nice 6.0% abv, I'm definitely glad I was able to try this beer. This was a pleasant introduction to their brewery, and I am looking forward to seeking out more of their beers.

Crazy Mountain Mountain Livin' Pale Ale ----4/5.

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 23:26:12 | More by mfnmbvp
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My thanks to JenRay for sending this beer along to further The CANQuest (TM). It is a football afternoon and while I am not watching the Redskins, this paleface is trying out some Pale Ales.

From the CAN: "Crazy Mountain Brewing Company - Get Crazy"; "We utilize two types of Ameri[CAN] hops in such a way that we put the flavor of these hops center stage and let their bitterness fade into the background. The hop-forward character of this Pale Ale shines through in the unique, tropical flavor of two Ameri[CAN] hop varieties. Enjoy this offering with a fresh approach to how a Pale Ale expresses its inner hoppiness."; "Located in Edwards, CO in the heart of the beuatiful VAIL VALLEY'; "Promoting exploration where we live [-] 1% of all proceeds from sales o toward Vail Mountain Rescue,"

I employed a textbook Crack & Glug and ended up with just under two fingers of dense, rocky, beige head with good retention that created some nice lacing as it fell. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy amber. Nose had a sweetish quality, like mangoes or passion fruit. Definitely very fruity. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was a commingling of tropical fruit and pine hops on the tongue. Much better than the previous APA today! Finish was dry and highly refreshing. I could easily devote some cooler space to this one.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 20:12:11 | More by woodychandler
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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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