Paranoid Pale Ale | Mammoth Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
mammothbrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of penginpunk
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of McKay81
4.64/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.39/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iboard10
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of gkatsoris
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
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!!!

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Photo of bbeegz
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of prefont75
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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...

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of jacobfish
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of EBucky321
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Paranoid Pale Ale from Mammoth Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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