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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

JMBSH, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

truesolution, Nov 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

BigGingDrinker, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

biboergosum, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

oceanrue, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

discharmingly, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Lantern, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

famous_mortimur, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

JohnnyB, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

JMScowcroft, Aug 19, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

spoony, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

steamboatbrewer, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

JMAC45, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

drinkAK, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Carcieri, Jul 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

fuzzcherry, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Lob, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

dbrelsfo, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

MeisterMayhem, Jun 26, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

BryanCarey, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

aty11b, Jun 22, 2013
Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.