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Paranoid Pale Ale - Mammoth Brewing Company

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Paranoid Pale AleParanoid Pale Ale

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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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

12-12-2011 09:30:55 | More by penginpunk
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

08-27-2012 19:46:35 | More by kmt314
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-18-2012 21:16:48 | More by TrojanWheels
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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-11-2012 05:06:51 | More by bbeegz
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Pours a golden amber color, with about a 1/2 inch of head. I swirl my glass, close my eyes and smell Muscat flavors. It's amazing how similar they smell! Am I wine tasting?? The taste is very smooth without a whole lot of hops dominating the flavor. With slight carbonation, this would be a great Pale Ale to share with those that won't touch Pale Ales normally. Then we can slowly get them to turn over to the dark side of hops and their lives will forever be changed! As far as drinkability, this could be a session beer in my opionion, especially at the low 5.5% ABV.

I'm looking forward to their website being launched and next time I'm up there on a snowboard session, what a great beer to start a new one...

07-13-2007 00:20:48 | More by prefont75
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4.23/5  rDev +16.5%

A: Super clear and fizzy. Depending on the light, it goes from yellow to golden honey in color. Beautiful.

S: Smells sooo good!!! Honey, and malts and cake. Man this smells yummy! Vanilla. Caramel. Raw dough.

T: Very earthy and malty. Minimal hops, but then again it is an APA. Lots of malts. Very bready. Toast.

M: Thin and fizzy. Fits this brew very well.

O: A very solid APA.

thanks rtaps!!!

06-10-2012 01:41:28 | More by gkatsoris
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-01-2014 20:18:56 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-02-2013 00:18:13 | More by Nightrain87
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-14-2013 08:14:27 | More by bpasquini
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-11-2011 19:20:28 | More by mhaugo
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-31-2012 04:32:36 | More by outlaw1323
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-06-2012 03:59:06 | More by CelticAleMan
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-23-2012 15:56:24 | More by Vasko5m
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

22oz bottle from the source.

Pours clear copper with a half inch of head and a short duration. A partial skim coat on the surface and short fingers of lacing for the remainder.

Aromatics are a pleasant blend of bready, toasted malts and light citrus. A bit malt-forward with fresh biscuits and a minerally chaulkiness following through.

Medium bodied with a crisp, slightly tacky mouthfeel. A light chew keeps the beer from being thinnish.

Plump, bready malt with hints of grapefruit and pine start the palate. A light bitterness takes the edge of the sweetness of the fresh malt and the beer is very approachable.

Finishes fairly quick with some lingering malt and a faint bitterness.

Nice APA, but underhopped by todays APA standards and leans in a British direction.

11-17-2011 01:19:32 | More by brewandbbq
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-25-2012 01:31:26 | More by t0rin0
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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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3.93/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours a dark honey color and smells really piney with subtle hints of citrus. Has a strong maltyness that shines bright on the initial taste w/ a really decent amount of hops. Finish is piney and a bit sweet. Overall, this is a great beer to drink while chillin on the porch.

10-18-2011 18:00:26 | More by EBucky321
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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

On tap at a local restaurant in Mammoth.

A - Light golden brown color with moderate head and decent lacing.

S - Light aroma of citrusy hops with some biscuity malt mixed in.

T - More hop bitterness than the aroma would lead you to expect. Balanced very well by the malts.

M/D - Nice smooth pale ale. Plesantly surprised after being somewhat dissapointed with their IPA.

03-26-2008 21:59:38 | More by ckeegan04
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Looks light, golden in color, pretty clear.

S: Didn't smell great but didn't smell bad either.

T: Nice flavor, easy to drink, good tasting.

MF: Drank it easily, was nice and crisp. A little bitter.

O: Pretty good beer. I would drink it again.

12-16-2011 06:43:50 | More by beer348
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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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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours with an initially two-finger thick, lightly tanned, cream colored head that sits atop a clear, fully copper colored brew. The aroma is nicely hop focused with a good mix of citrus and herbal / pine notes. Aromatic notes of grapefruit, apricot and pineapple serve as the dominant hop character, but there is a nice layer of sharper pine & menthol like notes. A touch of biscuit like malt notes are just discernible in the finish. This has quite a bit more of a tropical fruit / citrus character than I was expecting; it is quite nice and appetizing.

Only lightly sweet, the hops compete with the malt character and actually are the dominant force here. Quite smooth feeling on the tongue, almost a touch watery feeling despite a certain malt driven heft & viscosity. The flavor is perhaps a bit more sharp than the aroma might suggest as a solid bitterness is noticeable from the first and a definite, crisp, pine flavor and menthol like hop turpene character is noticeable. Still, there is quite a bit of fruit to be found from the hops (in fact it might just edge out the sharper hop notes in terms of flavor dominance); flavors of candied orange peel, peach, sweet tropical fruit and lychee are all quite noticeable. The malt character, all though it may seem an after thought here, plays a nice supporting role. The touch of residual malt sugars perk up the fruity hop notes and in the finish is found a touch of biscuit-like / soda cracker type malt notes that provide some additional dryness to offset the fruit notes.

This is a really nice Pale Ale. I was not expecting much after the Double Nut Brown, but this is quite nice and I would happily quaff more of this.

10-20-2007 23:02:52 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-14-2014 18:44:32 | More by TheBeer
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-26-2014 19:15:52 | More by More_betterness
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Paranoid Pale Ale from Mammoth Brewing Company
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