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XXX Pale Ale - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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XXX Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jcalabre on 09-18-2003)
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2.15/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On Tap - Overall The Mountain Sun produces some mediocre beers at best in their general rotation IMO (They really do a good job on the stouts and the smaller batch stuff in all fairness).They never seem to be consistent,possibly to the constant rotation of brewers,don't know,

At any rate had the XXX tonight and it was really just an awful beer.
Most (and only) notable,the DMS that was present.

Enough said,really not worth a review of a beer that tastes like creamed corn...

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

kind of a weird pale ale. pours a golden yellow color mostly clear with an average white head on top. smells quite hoppy, definitely a big american pale. flavor is sharp hops up front followed by a mellowing pale malt roundness. nothing too distinct here, except that it feels much stronger than the typical pale ale. no abv was offered at the pub, but i would have to imagine this one being up over 7% somewhere. feel is fine, bubbly and crisp, with a lighter medium body. one knock against this one is that it got pretty gross as it warmed, losing all its carbonation, and taking on an unpleasant flavor. drink this one while its ice cold!

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vine Street Pub (& soon to be brewery) over lunch. Served in a pint glass.

A - A slightly hazy golden body with a 1/2 finger white head, decent retention and lacing throughout.

S - Earthy hop character, mild sweet malts, hints of spice.

T - Mild to medium bitterness with earthy, piney hop flavors. Mild sweetness with hints of the alcohol. Fairly straightforward.

M - Lighter end of medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

O - Solid brew, nothing spectacular. Still good. I'd order again

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a slightly hazed golden brown with a moderate white head that receded to a ringlet. Aroma of sweet malts, and perhaps a bit more hops than you'd expect. Taste was similar--I thought it a bit over-hopped for the style, but I don't really have a problem with that. Resinous, citrusy, but maybe a tad astringent. Finished dry but with a bland aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, and mostly drinkable overall.

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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tapat the Boulder location. one-eighth retentive head. Very lacey, though aromas are hop and cheese. Light yellow body. More biiterness than a pilsner, perhaps thought of as an IPA in years gone by. Overall, an OK beer and pale though not outstanding.

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3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vine St. Nice yellow-orange color. The smell was like ale and quite nondescript. I don;t think I caught a whiff of a single hop. The flavor was also pretty unassuming, a little bitter, not much malt but also not what I would describe as hoppy by any means. Overall not a bad beer but I'd rather have an FYIPA instead.

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XXX Pale Ale from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.