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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
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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, caramel coloring with a thin, sparse, white, filmy coating on the surface. Aromas of a caramel backbone with citrusy and resiny hops highlighting. Very smooth and subtle nose. Flavors are earthy and richly sweet in the backbone and on the forward tongue, with a caramel undertone. Citrusy hops follow, with a touch of spicing that helps to lighten up the initial weight on the palate. Subtle roasting throughout, with a decent blending being reached in the aftertaste between all the different flavors. Full bodied, with a smoothness that compliments the initial rich and sweet flavors. The finish is slightly bitter, but still smooth. Interesting take on an APA, but it misses the mark for me.

GarthDanielson, May 11, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

WoodBrew, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of bark
2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
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).

bark, May 25, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

tone77, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Evil_Pidde, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of ZAP
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was very fired up to try this pale ale when I learned it had my two of my favorite hops in it (Citra and Simcoe). Then I was let down when I first had it as I expected it to be a juicy citrus forward apa...it is not...in fact it is more of an English style pale ale in my opinion...very strong with the caramel/toffee malt impression....the hops are very secondary and do impart more of an apa touch with some sweeter citrus but this is very light and not a strong take on the hops at all.

With that said....while I expected something totally different this is still a decent drinker and above average.

ZAP, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, a copper colored ale with a thin, off-white head. Bready, caramely malt backbone on the nose with some piny, citric hops. Tastes are malty with some earthy, piny hop, bready, caramel, toasted grain in the mix; flavors have a hardtime melding. Medium body, lower on carbonation with a fairly sharp, bitter finish. Overall, not a bad APA, but not one I'd get again.

barnzy78, May 23, 2013
Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -11.5%

enelson, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Gagnonsux, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

morimech, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -11.5%

birchstick, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -11.5%

crobinso, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev +18%

jenray, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

WDJersey, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

aztraz, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of emmasdad
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, floral notes, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, peaches, floral notes and light citrus with a crisp dry moderately bitter lingering earthy finish.

emmasdad, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Falcone, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jheezee, May 09, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

RedneckBeerz, May 14, 2013
Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

hilgart1, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -11.5%

markgugs, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -11.5%

duff247, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3/5  rDev -11.5%

kaelingirl, Nov 25, 2012
Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.