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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -12%

12-23-2013 10:38:25 | More by zestar
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instinct2

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

12-13-2013 20:25:01 | More by instinct2
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12%

12-07-2013 18:50:31 | More by enelson
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

11-22-2013 14:52:19 | More by XmnwildX12
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minterro

Colorado

3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Traded gf for a single out of her six pack. Bought from Morgans Liquor store.

A&S: Semi-lively transparent copper colored beer. Head pour around a finger fades to nothing pretty fast. Specks of lacing. Aromas consist of sweet malts with somewhat of a citrus background.

T&M: Very bready, hops flavors are again citrus but not very present. Pale malty finish. Mouthfeel is pretty good; nice smooth feeling beer (around medium bodied) with a blunt carbonation.

Overall: Very average APA. not sure about the price so I can't comment on that, but I would hope this wasn't over 10$ of a sixer. This is really picky but the can were in aweful shape: spilled beer specks on the top of the can which would be a hard outside Crazy Mountain because of the plastic covering, on top of that the sides of the can and lip were super crusty. The later could be post-production, but I couldn't image the former being one.

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 20:51:57 | More by minterro
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-08-2013 05:39:27 | More by JMBSH
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-08-2013 03:54:44 | More by truesolution
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -34%

11-04-2013 21:37:54 | More by BigGingDrinker
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biboergosum

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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oceanrue

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-16-2013 16:04:44 | More by DrIPA
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-07-2013 16:31:23 | More by discharmingly
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -12%

10-02-2013 19:31:04 | More by Lantern
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-27-2013 05:11:02 | More by famous_mortimur
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-20-2013 11:45:07 | More by WhitmansNiece
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JohnnyB

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-01-2013 23:07:37 | More by JohnnyB
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company - Mountain Livin' Pale Ale, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours a hazy orange amber with a small head that doesn't stick around. Some chunky lacing.

Smell - Malts, bready, and some passion fruits. Sweet and malty, wasn't particularly excited at this point.

Taste - Rich and malty, passion fruit hops.

Mouthfeel - Rests slightly sticky, not overly boozy but at 6% where is the hop blast? Good drinkability.

Overall - Malt bomb, decent, not amazing, would not recommend for hop heads. If you are into maltier APAs then this is likely your thing.

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 12:01:41 | More by JMScowcroft
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spoony

Colorado

3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz can into a nonic. No date on the can from what I can tell.

A-An aggressive pour produces a thin white head that drops immediately leaving only a collar. The brew is nearly still and amber/orange in color.

S-The brew smells of caramel and toffee malts with lightly bitter hops lurking mostly in the background. It reminds me somewhat of an English mild (except with 6% ABV). While not terribly exciting or inviting, the scent is not off-putting, either.

T-The taste, like the smell, is pleasant but boring. The fruity, toffee-tinged malts provide a decent base for the slightly astringent hop notes. The hops don't really distinguish themselves and play second-fiddle.

M-The feel is pretty flat and watery. Bleh.

O-This is my third or so beer from Crazy Mountain, and my third disappointment. The brew isn't terrible, but it isn't noteworthy, either. Hops are lacking on the taste, but I could overlook that if the feel wasn't so bleh. The bleh mouthfeel drags an otherwise decent (but boring) beer down.

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 02:54:59 | More by spoony
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-10-2013 22:34:28 | More by steamboatbrewer
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2013 00:20:57 | More by JMAC45
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-28-2013 14:25:23 | More by drinkAK
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Carcieri

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-23-2013 19:39:45 | More by Carcieri
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-22-2013 04:38:08 | More by fuzzcherry
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-16-2013 02:17:46 | More by pathman
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -34%

07-16-2013 02:11:04 | More by DonFrap
Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.