Paranoid Pale Ale - Mammoth Brewing Company

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Paranoid Pale AleParanoid Pale Ale

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004)
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Photo of bpasquini
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of sloelco
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Chou
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of fezmeister
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

Photo of kmt314
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bbeegz
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of gkatsoris
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!!

Photo of mdaschaf
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Vasko5m
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of outlaw1323
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of baybassboy
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of afksports
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mammoth Paranoid Pale ale is a tasty treat hooked up from my buddy Martin out west. Thank you, sir! It's brewed at an elevation of 8,000 feet, so I wonder if this tastes different at sea level.

Either way, it's nice. A pretty appearance, lace and deep rich caramel hues through the filtered beer. The smell is indistinct with a bit of pine hops poking through. The taste is overall roasty. It's a bit weird character for a pale, but not unwelcome. It starts with crisp hops, citrus/pine, follows with the malt that's like burnt sugar, and finishes with water.

Overall I'm happy to have a pale ale that I can drink with dinner, not worry about a bomber at 5.5% alcohol by volume, and not have to pay too much attention to "pick up notes of elderflower".

After all, this is a beer.

Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of beer348
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of penginpunk
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

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.

Photo of EBucky321
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of stakem
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Dlish
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- good color small head little retention

S- Smell of clove honey, really strong. almost nothing else comes through

T- Light hops refreshing very floweral nothing to bitter. Still strong taste of butter and honey. Really should be marketed as a blond ale.

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Paranoid Pale Ale from Mammoth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.