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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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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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1/5  rDev -70.7%

08-30-2012 07:56:32 | More by Ryandey
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1.5/5  rDev -56%

11-30-2012 03:38:54 | More by jucifer1818
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

04-05-2014 16:50:23 | More by Filabee
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2.05/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 03:10:06 | More by Beaver13
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2.25/5  rDev -34%

07-16-2013 02:11:04 | More by DonFrap
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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -34%

11-04-2013 21:37:54 | More by BigGingDrinker
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2.34/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Serving type: can

03-15-2013 00:50:20 | More by blakelive784
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2.4/5  rDev -29.6%
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).

Serving type: can

05-25-2014 18:40:40 | More by bark
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

04-23-2014 03:22:19 | More by jrohrbacher
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

03-05-2012 17:50:34 | More by JAHMUR
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

03-05-2014 00:30:07 | More by Mmcdonald79
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-01-2013 23:07:37 | More by JohnnyB
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-07-2013 16:31:23 | More by discharmingly
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

12-13-2013 20:25:01 | More by instinct2
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-22-2013 04:38:08 | More by fuzzcherry
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-25-2014 21:26:12 | More by Jah_Json
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-09-2013 03:14:56 | More by GTB
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2.76/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

Serving type: can

03-11-2013 16:17:57 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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2.9/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: can

06-11-2013 23:31:25 | More by VelvetExtract
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Alberta (Canada)

2.96/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

10-25-2013 02:27:00 | More by biboergosum
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2.99/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: can

02-25-2013 01:42:38 | More by horshack7
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3/5  rDev -12%

03-11-2013 02:53:18 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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3/5  rDev -12%

07-26-2012 01:30:36 | More by zonker17
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3/5  rDev -12%

12-07-2013 18:50:31 | More by enelson
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3/5  rDev -12%

03-08-2014 20:46:26 | More by Karibourgeois
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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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