Mountain Goat Hightail Ale | Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

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Mountain Goat Hightail AleMountain Goat Hightail Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
Australia
goatbeer.com.au

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 08-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Fixedodds
2.64/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matty_higgins
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mosant
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a 330ml bottle.
Appearance: pour a beautiful golden tan colour. Small off white head. Very clear.
Aroma: some light malty aroma but not much complexity evident.
Flavour: light bodied mouthfeel. Some limited caramel or toffee flavour a mild finish. A very pleasant drinking brown ale. Well balanced but not overly complex.
Overall: Easy drinking and worth a second or third glass for sure.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Aroma malty caramel. Ruby appearance with decent head. Caramel and red fruit tastes with nice bite to palate. All in all a very decent drink.

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Photo of torrenju
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ddaedalus
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKCooper
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baumaxx1
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance -
Clean and clear dark copper colour. Pours a 1cm head which dissipates to a thin off-white film. Some lacing. Little carbonation.

Smell -
Burnt toffee, caramel, plenty of malt and biscuit, red orange. Hops are quite faint. I'm also getting a roast coffee smell which is odd for the style. However, I'm getting a slightly stale water smell.

Taste -
Like the smell, it's quite malty - lots of toffee, caramel, biscuit flavours and a hint of roast coffee and almonds. A little bit sweet. Slight hint of grapefruit and citrus rounds it off. Flavour is slightly watery.

Mouthfeel -
Despite observing virtually no effervescence, there's a bit of fizz on the tongue and a tangy feel. Again, slightly watery. Clean on the way down and the fizz adds a bit of foaminess when swallowed. Not over-carbonated however.

Overall -
The malt flavours are pretty well balanced by the hops. Shame that it's a bit watery otherwise this would have been a cracking brew if the flavours were in full swing. Quite drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of admiral
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of CaptainHungry
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Hristijan
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of bfisher91
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Hyperionecta
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of ADZA
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

One beer I can't believe I havnt reviewed and pours a copper hue with a rather rocky three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is floral hops and a touch of toffee malts nothing over the top but not unlikeable,the mouthfeel is quite well carbonated but quite watery and the tastes are average it's just a mix of floral hops and toffee malts and nothing flash by any means and the mouthfeel doesn't help it's case and overall for its price it's just not worth it cheers.

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Photo of Sorachi
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of magpieken
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SmashPants
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard crown-top brown 330mL bottle, decent semi-macro label.

Appearance: pours a clear orange-copper colour with some limited fine carbonation steadily streaming. An off-white head pops up and drops to cling at the side of the glass, constantly reinforced by the steady carbonation. Looks decent.

Aroma: citric hops and sweet grains with some earth and nuts.

Taste: toffee and caramel with a bit of citric hops and those earthen characters. Nice, if a bit too sweet for me.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness and malt linger through - still quite sessional.

Mouth feel: light in body and yet quite smooth - goes down quite easy. Moderate- to- high carbonation helps.

Overall: a good quality pale ale - I'm a fan. A good combination of malt, hop and earthen characters. Only problem is the AU$70+ a case price (2013). Found this one for 'bargain-of-the-month' style $10 a 6-pack - best value ever. Prob worth $55 - $60 a case, any more is a bit rich.

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Mountain Goat Hightail Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
3.51 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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