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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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3.36/5
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296 Ratings
Mountain Livin' Pale AleMountain Livin' Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emmasdad on 09-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,980
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
296
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 296 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of ovaltine
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice hoppy apa goes great with smoked meats

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Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TooGood
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Poloplaya
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of juicebox
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chaz
2.74/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazey orange-gold in color, topped with a pale tan head. Looks okay so far.

Something here smells a bit off-style. I know there are two hops used, but can't recall which ones, but it's a fermenting fruit meets vegetal character (not cooked cabbage, thankfully) and stand out immediately. Thankfully there's nice notes of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) underneath the dominant character and I know that's what the folks like in their pale ales these days, so I can't knock that. Yeasty, and a bit sweet.

More yeast on the first sip, along with some mint and other (oily) hop character, but nothing approaching a classic pale ale or even the "new" light and tropical fruity-dominated hops character. Nope, this one is muddled and much different. Biscuit malt notes (great!) underscore the dominant and confusing hop profile, along with some decent bitterness to carry that dry and biscuity malt.

Drinkability is not bad; At 6% this one certainly drinks lighter, it's just that I can't where I'd take the opportunity to drink very much of it in the first place.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.51/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hazy yellow beer, head vanishes quickly. Don't know what the hell is going on here aroma wise, more essential oils vibe than hops.

Grassy biscuits and your mom's spice cabinet. Bitter soapiness. What the hell is this beer? Belgian pale ale? The mouthfeel is mostly spices, not malt or hops. Maybe its yeast from a hefe, who knows, what a mess.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was an amber color with a one finger head of off white foam. Some light lacing settles around the glass nicely.
The smell had a fairly heavy malty to bready aroma. Some light caramel with some floral hops round out the rest of the aroma.
The taste was moderately sweet through the previously mentioned malts. The floral hops give the bitterness that I get in the flavor. Mild earthiness intrudes in a nice way and leads into the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium in body with a slight sessionable feel to it. If the malt level was brought down just a tad bit more, I'd say this one could be just a bit more sessionable.
Overall, well, I didn't mind it so much for me, but for an APA, it did seem like the malt level was a bit too much.

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2.69/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, no freshness date

1 finger of white foam, medium to large carbonation bubbles

A: Straw in color with notes of orange. Medium plus lacing on the rim. White foam, some large carbonation bubbles

S: Toasty malt, semi sweet, little to no florality, low hoppiness

T: MALTY translates. metallic after taste, All i taste is aluminum., caramel, little to no intricate spice

M: carbonation is balanced, feels tight and velvety. I enjoyed the sensation of this beer.

O: I find the mouthfeel exceptionally pleasant. Where some find it "flat" I find the "microcarbonation" very appealing. The aroma is nice and toasty. Good maltiness. The flavor is MORE than lacking. Straight malt on the front and aluminum on the back. Overall, not very enjoyable.

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3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nuebs
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mwt
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mackeyse
2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

First I am seeing of Crazy Mountain in NY and grabbed a single. Should have read the reviews here before picking this up.
Reviewers here are being nice. This beer is bad: Tastes flat, aroma was weak, no hop balance to offset the heavy malt. This beer should give anyone hope that they can distribute a beer even if its barely mediocre

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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 296 ratings
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