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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 09-12-2011

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1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of Beaver13
2.06/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of blakelive784
2.39/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz can served in a globe, reviewed live:

A - Pours a nearly clear amber copper color with a two finger cream colored head. It's thin and retention is terrible. Generic and not entirely inviting.

S - Stale breads, light mango, honey, and a bit of a medicinal note. Simple and mild, but well balanced. Not really a lot going on.

T - Departs sharply from the nose. Poorly handled crystal malts lend a noticeable astringency. Watery throughout. Bitter near the end and poorly balanced. Little to no hop character I found on the nose. Simple and poorly built. Not good at all. Lacks any true character.

M - Watery, medium bodied, and strangely chewy.

D - This is the second beer I've had from Crazy Mountain and I'm not looking forward to more. Really a poor example of the style.

Photo of bark
2.41/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The colour is gold with a tint of brown (not very “Pale”) (15 EBC). The finger thick off-white head sinks quite quickly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is harsh and bitter with distinct notes of bullion and cabbage. Clean sweetness and hints of bread.

The taste is somewhat bitter with dusty notes of caramel malt and (DMS) vegetables. It is overall thin with metallic bitter flavours. Thin body. The aftertaste is mild with notes of beef stock and bitter herbs. The finish is short with hints of wheat flour.

The carbonation is mild with few long-lived mid-sized bubbles; the liquid is smooth.

A very tired and unbalanced APA (the Swedish best before-date is 2015-01-14, I have no idea of when it is brewed).

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.77/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.92/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours copper. Not much else to note from the 2 oz. sample.

S-Malty. There is also a bit of an 'off' aroma. Bland and very stingy on hops. If you have an American Pale Ale clocking in at 6% ABV, then I would like some hops, please.

T-A recreation of the aroma on my palate. A little bit 'off', a little bit hoppy? A good bit malty.

M-Nothing useful to note.

O/D-Was not a fan of this beer. Below average in my estimation. Don't enjoy slamming beers but this one needs a drawing board close by so it can get back to it.

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2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of horshack7
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: It pours a clear copper with an off white rocky head upon thinning out leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Lots of grapefruit and citrus hop notes in the front. Tropical fruits, simple syrup light malty sweetness but it's in the back.

Taste: A good citrus hop profile. Light malty sweetness, smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied.

Notes: A drinkable beer not too much too it but it's decent. Cheers.

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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.