Mountain Livin' Pale Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
39
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0
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up mixed and matched at the local Carnivores in Oakmont.

A - Pours a rather dark amber brown color I would have suspected IPA if you didn't tell me the style. Bubbly head makes for no lacing.
S - Well I wouldn't call this "bright" or "Tropical" but it does have a decent pale malt base mild herbal hops and in a way reminded me of passion fruit juice.
T - Herbal and vegital with a sweet malt base and a mildly bitter finish.
M - It goes down rather smooth so I can't knock it for that.

Overall not something I would get again but not as gross as the reviews make it out to be. BTW they changed the ABV to 5.7% so maybe the recipe has changed as well? It's definitely better than an "OK" pale ale.

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Photo of bark
2.41/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The colour is gold with a tint of brown (not very “Pale”) (15 EBC). The finger thick off-white head sinks quite quickly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is harsh and bitter with distinct notes of bullion and cabbage. Clean sweetness and hints of bread.

The taste is somewhat bitter with dusty notes of caramel malt and (DMS) vegetables. It is overall thin with metallic bitter flavours. Thin body. The aftertaste is mild with notes of beef stock and bitter herbs. The finish is short with hints of wheat flour.

The carbonation is mild with few long-lived mid-sized bubbles; the liquid is smooth.

A very tired and unbalanced APA (the Swedish best before-date is 2015-01-14, I have no idea of when it is brewed).

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of barnzy78
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, a copper colored ale with a thin, off-white head. Bready, caramely malt backbone on the nose with some piny, citric hops. Tastes are malty with some earthy, piny hop, bready, caramel, toasted grain in the mix; flavors have a hardtime melding. Medium body, lower on carbonation with a fairly sharp, bitter finish. Overall, not a bad APA, but not one I'd get again.

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Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a malty and bready smell mixed with some rather strong aromas of caramel and a little bit of a floral hop. Along with these smells comes some other rather light aromas of a little bit of grass and hay.

Taste – The taste begins just as the nose would have suggested; big and malty with a strong bready taste mixed with a moderately strong showing of caramel. Right from the start there is also a lighter level of a grassy and earthy hop taste as well creating a base taste for the brew. As the taste advances, more hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature come to the tongue, bringing a bit more dankness to the brew. This dankness however is overshadowed by even more caramel sweetness, which in the end leaves on with a malty, sweet, and lightly dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is rather low. A little thinner of a body and a slightly higher carbonation may have been slightly better for the style, making for an easier drinking pale ale overall.

Overall – Ah… It was OK, but a little to malty and sweet with not enough hop balance for me. If you like maltier and sweeter brews this is pretty nice in profile, but if looking for a crisper hoppier pale, then you may want to pass on this.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.77/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured out looking blond and a little hazy. White head, dissipates quicker than a white girl's looks after getting married. Weird herbal aroma, not in the herbal hop way, herbal in that they knocked something off the spice cabinet into this. How about some hop aroma bro? A little bit vegetal and plastic like.

Taste was very grassy, still not quite arriving at the level of being hoppy. Biscuit flavors and spice rack accoutrement all over this. Some lager like yeastiness to this. Man, this beer is all over the place. At times tastes like they blend this with a witbier. Soapy exterior in the mouthfeel.

Its got bitterness on it, but it just doesn't taste like a pale ale. Everything about it seems off for style. I wasn't picking up on a heftier malt base or any caramel notes. The herbal spicing was just weird. The lack of hops, or anything they impart flavor wise.

Had they called this a witpale, I might have found it to be above average, but as just a pale ale, its just kind of a headscratcher.

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Photo of Bung
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I was very fired up to try this pale ale when I learned it had my two of my favorite hops in it (Citra and Simcoe). Then I was let down when I first had it as I expected it to be a juicy citrus forward apa...it is not...in fact it is more of an English style pale ale in my opinion...very strong with the caramel/toffee malt impression....the hops are very secondary and do impart more of an apa touch with some sweeter citrus but this is very light and not a strong take on the hops at all.

With that said....while I expected something totally different this is still a decent drinker and above average.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of morimech
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with a minimal head that quickly settled to a thin film. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Grassy hop aroma with quite a bit of biscuity malt. Also strong yeast esters that smell a lot like pears.

The flavor is rather pedestrian. Do not think it is old as it just showed up on store shelves. Does have some grassy hop flavor but the flavor consists mostly of biscuit like malt and yeast esters. Again with pears. BItterness seems moderate.

Medium body but just a tad undercarbonated. Just lacks pop on the palate.

With the shelves jammed with pale ales, this one will get quickly pushed out of the way. Decent but no reason to buy again.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweet melon and malt grain aromas exude from a honey amber body. There is a thin but rich and creamy white head atop. Taste encompasses soft, tasty, grainy malts balanced out with a gently hop bitterness. Smooth, medium-bodied feel with a dry finish.

A very tasty, well-balanced, and nicely complex beer. It is rife with flavor and character. Well worth exploring...

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Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -11%

Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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