Paranoid Pale Ale | Mammoth Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004

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Reviews:
27
Ratings:
72
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
23.66%
 
 
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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with an initially two-finger thick, lightly tanned, cream colored head that sits atop a clear, fully copper colored brew. The aroma is nicely hop focused with a good mix of citrus and herbal / pine notes. Aromatic notes of grapefruit, apricot and pineapple serve as the dominant hop character, but there is a nice layer of sharper pine & menthol like notes. A touch of biscuit like malt notes are just discernible in the finish. This has quite a bit more of a tropical fruit / citrus character than I was expecting; it is quite nice and appetizing.

Only lightly sweet, the hops compete with the malt character and actually are the dominant force here. Quite smooth feeling on the tongue, almost a touch watery feeling despite a certain malt driven heft & viscosity. The flavor is perhaps a bit more sharp than the aroma might suggest as a solid bitterness is noticeable from the first and a definite, crisp, pine flavor and menthol like hop turpene character is noticeable. Still, there is quite a bit of fruit to be found from the hops (in fact it might just edge out the sharper hop notes in terms of flavor dominance); flavors of candied orange peel, peach, sweet tropical fruit and lychee are all quite noticeable. The malt character, all though it may seem an after thought here, plays a nice supporting role. The touch of residual malt sugars perk up the fruity hop notes and in the finish is found a touch of biscuit-like / soda cracker type malt notes that provide some additional dryness to offset the fruit notes.

This is a really nice Pale Ale. I was not expecting much after the Double Nut Brown, but this is quite nice and I would happily quaff more of this.

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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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Paranoid Pale Ale from Mammoth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.
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