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Paranoid Pale Ale - Mammoth Brewing Company

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004)
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Reviews by illidurit:
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-21-2013 02:42:06 | More by illidurit
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, clear, light amber in color

Smell: caramel, citrus hops, and pale malts

Taste: caramel and pine hops.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter with a sweet backbone.

Drinkability: A perfectly sessionable pale ale. Not too sweet or bitter. I could have a six of these.

08-24-2010 16:16:29 | More by tigg924
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%

Wow, maybe this is a less than ideal bottle v. having it on tap, but I've had it in bottle before, and don't recall it being this pedestrian.

Well, I've still got 5 more, let's hope this was just a bummer beer in the 6er. The hop quality is gone, its just bitter, but not cloying. Boy, I hope this isn't a sign of things to come every other time I try this stuff. Its almost beer fest time, Mammoth is usually at a few of them, I guess I'll have to wait and find out.

Edit: Oh yeah, that's right, I bought this at Bevmo (likely expired). Well, damn. What is disappointing is that I've had this beer at times when it has been very good. But that's once in a (well I don't wanna say blue moon) . . . you know where I'm going with this. This score is cumulative.

04-18-2010 02:34:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-01-2014 20:18:56 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%

Thanks to Morgan for this one!

A: Pours an orange color with a a large 2.5 finger head that dissipates slowly leaving some splotches of foam on top. Thin lacing forms around the glass.

S: Very basic pale ale aroma, some faint citrus and pine mixed with some grainy malt and a bit of caramel.

T: Grainy malt up front with some faint pine, but very weak. Some lightly toasted malt dominates the flavor profile.

M: Light to medium bodied.

O: Not sure on the age, but a bit weak overall. Would have liked a but stronger hop presence.

05-18-2012 02:23:41 | More by mdaschaf
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Had a pint with my bacon-wrapped meatloaf at Whiskey Creek/the brewpub. I thought this was a classic APA; not quite as hoppy as Sierra Nevada, but very American. There was a great balance of bready, toasted malt with perfumey, floral citrus hops that aren't just your standard bitter grapefruit. It had interesting hops, tasty malts, and was wonderfully drinkable. We're I in a certain state of mind, I could clear out a 6-pack of this beer.

09-02-2010 05:00:36 | More by tempest
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SB_Brewmaster

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-03-2014 03:48:53 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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HalfFull

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Notes:

Pours a golden amber with a light airy head from a 12 oz. bottle. Retention and lacing are thin.

Lots of piney hops on the nose and with a bit of hemp and some floral scents. Very much like a West coast IPA on the nose.

Taste is smooth and quite well balanced. A bit of oily hops couple with a nice tart sweetness, yet not a lot of depth to the malt structure. Slightly dry and bitter on the finish, limiting drinkability.

Malts do deepen as the beer warms yet don't show the smoky flavor of the draught versions.

08-18-2008 06:45:48 | More by HalfFull
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penginpunk

California

5/5  rDev +37.7%

12-12-2011 09:30:55 | More by penginpunk
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-18-2014 23:41:58 | More by GRG1313
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-13-2013 22:58:56 | More by kbuzz
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vacax

California

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%

Dark orange to amber in color with a fair sized cream colored head. Decent retention and a few spots of lace. Smells of much earthy grain, almost peanut buttery, some earthy hops present. Tastes of earthy malts with a fair hop balance. The flavor is quite dominated by earthy malts and not really what I would think of us a proper pale ale. Full bodied for a pale ale with a medium carbonation.

01-03-2010 08:28:55 | More by vacax
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

12 fl oz bottle: badged as 'Yosemite Pale Ale'. Poured twice at home into a stemmed 'Yuengling' glass on 26 Aug 2013. A present from my daughter and son-in-law after a holiday in said park.

Looked fine, a good deep golden body with a full off-white head on both pours.

Hops to the fore in the nose and taste, with a malty undertone. I really liked this beer, good solid balance and plenty of flavour from start to finish.

Liked the alcohol level, suited the body depth and flavour.

08-26-2013 20:38:17 | More by BlackHaddock
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-14-2014 18:44:32 | More by TheBeer
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More_betterness

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-26-2014 19:15:52 | More by More_betterness
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Amber in color with a sticky white head. Fairly sweet on the nose with lots of toffee and sweet bread malt aromas. A moderate citrus hop character to it, maybe a light floral note as well. The flavor is on the sweet side for a pale ale. Lots of bread, toast, and toffee. Some bitterness and hop flavor, but not overly intense. Pretty decent pale ale, actually.

07-30-2012 21:58:12 | More by womencantsail
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fezmeister

California

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

I liked this one fairly well, speaking as an IPA drinker. Delicate orange-pine hops precede a bready malt backbone, finishing with mild hop bitterness. Plenty carbonated for summer drinkability. Bottle was labeled as "Yosemite Pale Ale", but reading the fine print revealed it was actually Paranoid Pale. Gift beer, possibly purchased in Yosemite Valley...

08-29-2012 01:08:57 | More by fezmeister
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-02-2013 00:18:13 | More by Nightrain87
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-22-2013 05:48:39 | More by jmdrpi
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.15/5  rDev -40.8%

On tap at the Tioga Gas Mart in Lee Vining after an exhausting hike up Mt. Dana.

Amber with a beige head,nice retention and lacing. Nose has a lot of crystal malt, some citrus hops moderate sweetness. Palate opens with a blend of caramel and chalky hops low bitterness and flavor, this is rather mediocre. Medium light in body moderate carbonation, the finish is poor with mild sweetness and lacing in hop character. I didn't finish this.

08-10-2010 18:35:44 | More by DefenCorps
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bpasquini

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-14-2013 08:14:27 | More by bpasquini
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gpogo

California

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

A- Pale golden color. Off-white head.

A- Grapefruit/citrus hoppiness

T- A slight malty sweetness followed by the citrusy hops and a slight piney taste.

M- Light body Medium-light carbonation. Very refreshing.

D- A great beer. The hop flavor is different than most west coast pale ales I've had so far.

05-04-2008 18:47:42 | More by gpogo
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iboard10

California

4.35/5  rDev +19.8%

It was golden amber in color and most of the head was gone by the time it got to me but i could see that it was a very white clean head. The smell was hoppy but not too bad. The taste was clean and smooth. It had a little spice and some little floral note but nothing too much. Over all a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2009 05:09:49 | More by iboard10
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GClarkage

California

2.65/5  rDev -27%

06/18/09- Received from a friend.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into a random pint glass.

Appearance- Orange-amber colored pour. Decent 3/4 inch large bubbled full head. Leaves some lace spotting behind.

Smell- Mostly some off lightly stale malt nose. A few fruity and pine hops mixed within.

Taste- Think this one has past it's prime. Significantly stale toasted caramel malt flavor..a bit cardboardy. Hops are overmatched and have probably faded away. What is there is mildy fruity and very lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation level is fine, but the aftertaste is not one to write home about.

Drinkability- Drained this one after half a glass. May try again in the future if I know I am getting a fresh one...maybe on tap if I ever see it.

06-19-2009 13:36:27 | More by GClarkage
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a stubby 12oz brown bottle with no indication of freshness into a pint glass. This brew appears a lightly hazed orange copper color with a finger of yellowish stained head. Some stringy patches of lace cling to the glass. A light swirl revives less than a finger of the yellow foam back to the surface.

The aroma of this brew includes a sweet candy caramel malt note before the onset of the first hop indications. The sweetness of this brew comes off like toffee and flowers before turning hoppy with a slight pine note, faint citrus and herbs. As it warms, a swirl reveals some aromas that are almost vanilla-like.

The taste includes the malt sweetness indicated in the aroma tasting like a combination of caramel or toffee. Mid palate are some fruity hop indications and a light touch of vanilla before turning a bit herbal and piney in the finish. There is a very mild bitterness to this brew that lasts into the finish with a flavor mix of pine and herbs.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is not as hoppy as expected for an american pale ale. It seems more english in style or maybe is just a dated bottle. I found the malt inclusion in this brew to be quite enjoyable and it had a nice mix of flavors and aromas to enjoy. The 5.5% alcohol is noticeable with a light tingle and warmth in the back of the throat with every sip. Overall not a bad offering, I wouldn't mind having this again as a fresh offering.

02-02-2011 19:23:49 | More by stakem
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Paranoid Pale Ale from Mammoth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.