Mountain Livin' Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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3.29/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
08-19-2013 12:01:41 | More by JMScowcroft
3.64/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
08-16-2013 02:54:59 | More by spoony
3.39/5 rDev -0.3%
An orange/tan colored pale ale, this beer has a slight chill haze and a nose that offers some citrus, bread, and caramel notes. The foam level is good and it leaves a nice amount of lacing as you consume.
This beer has a flavor profile similar to what you expect for the style. Toasted malts, biscuits, caramel, pine, and bread greet the palate first, balanced by the flavor of citrus and peppery hops in the finish. You get some earthy character along with some floral and citrus hops and some peppery spice to keep it interesting.
This pale ale isn’t an amazing representation of the style, but it isn’t too bad and it’s got enough going for it to earn a small stamp of approval. The carbonation seems a little low and the overall taste doesn’t hit it out of the park, but it’s a decent offering nonetheless.
06-22-2013 23:24:59 | More by BryanCarey
2.9/5 rDev -14.7%
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.
06-11-2013 23:31:25 | More by VelvetExtract
3.56/5 rDev +4.7%
This was a 12 oz can poured into a Snifter.
A: pours a dark amber with a small head that dissipates quickly and has low to no retention.
S: I smell black pepper more than anything but then hops.
T: the taste is big pepper and then it fades to hops with a little spice. Maybe one of the spicy hops like sorachi or warrior.
MF: the body is decent and the carbonation is on par.
O: this is an ok beer and I am glad I tried it.
Big ups to JTD1968 for this one.
06-09-2013 22:17:52 | More by brewdude1982
3.78/5 rDev +11.2%
Pours an apricot color,1 finger soapy white head drops off quickly,good lacing.
Aroma is underwhelming in the way of hops: straight sugary malt nose,melon & white bread.
Taste is malty, carmely, syrupy sweet, not getting that lingering hop bitterness at all,sort of a cinnamon apple pastry going on.
Mouthfeel seems medium heavy,and the carbonation is deceptively active. Malty sweetness lies atop your palate, hop presence comes in too little too late.
Overall, stop reading enticing descriptions on the side of the can/bottle: this one would have you believe it is a hop bomb when in fact it is just another malty sweet APA that offers nothing distinctive in the way of hop delivery. Not bad, but not great either: mediocre and forgettable.
06-03-2013 02:09:03 | More by Hendry
3.31/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
05-23-2013 01:57:33 | More by barnzy78
Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.