Mountain Livin' Pale Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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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

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Added by emmasdad on 09-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,488
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
300
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
Wants:
3
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 12oz bottle with no visible BB date. ABV is stated as 5.2%. Acquired a while back from a webshop. The label features a fat rodent-like thing with antlers....

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned and extremely lively. A hazy orange-amber colour with insane carbonation and plentiful floating sediment. Produces a vast head of fluffy white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of leafy hops with hints of grass/hay, noble hops, subtle fruitiness, a touch of pine, caramel malt, ale yeast, earthiness and stewed hops. OK but nothing special.

T: Tastes of grassy hops with notes of leafiness, hay, mild spice/herbs, subtle fruitiness, a hint of pine resin, caramel malt, ale yeast, earthiness and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a substantial hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and decent body. Could be a shade thicker for the style. Quite astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of grassy, leafy hops, caramel malt, earthiness and faint yeast.

O: Lacklustre. Part of the problem is that I have no idea how old the bottle is. Looks OK; the carbonation lives up to the brewery name. Aroma and flavour are a blend of leafy hops with faint fruity notes, underpinned by caramel malt, earthiness and ale yeast. Body is OK. Drinkable, but the character seems lopsided and lacking in personality. No need to seek it out.

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

Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and roasted malt. Slightly sweet with caramel and a citrusy bite.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours brilliant amber gold, permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a lacy 1" light ecru blanket of foam with good retention

S: aromas start ripe with bread crust, tropical fruits, citrus, floral, wet wood, earthiness, and a faint hint of tobacco

T: Mildly sweet biscuit, rich tropical fruits, citrus, and pineapple, begin the flavors with some earthiness and wet wood underneath

F: has a very rich creamy texture with a medium body and medium, very soft carbonation

O: This is a full flavored, very satisfying beer

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a pale, smells like a pale, tastes like a pale. Yup, it's a pale alright. I get the citrus flavoring, though not so much the tropical description that they provide on the bottle, but this was a solid APA. Lower IBU's than most pales (40), and a drinkable alcohol content as well. Not super hoppy as a result, and you don't get overwhelmed by the bitterness like some APAs slant toward. Nothing too adventurous here, but it works.

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Photo of Dper
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a nice tasty brew.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
4.07/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mateo2699
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Golden yellow color with a nice thick head and decent lacing. Sweet bready smell. Taste was initially dry and earthy. As the bottom of the bottle was reached, a quick swirl produced a residue with a very pleasant funk. This beer seems a bit underrated.

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mush
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dave2234
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dag1991
2.81/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jae61
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DruC4
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy deep orange body, fluffy off-white head, few lazy bubbles. Nose and flavor contain soft tropical fruits, good background malt, moderate sweetness, mild bitterness. Body is medium-full, which is mismatched for the light flavors.
An easy drinking APA... nearly too easy drinking. Even in a 'light' ale light this I want a bit more bite.

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Photo of deereless
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Mountain Livin' Pale Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 300 ratings