Monday, July 9, 2012

Crazy Mountain Brewing "Mountain Livin' Pale Ale"

I couldn't resist the chance to sample another beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing. This time it's their "Mountain Livin' Pale Ale". Like their Amber Ale, Mountain Livin' comes in a can and is available year round. This Pale Ale pours an amber red color with tinge more brown than it's Amber Ale brother. Its head is thin, white and very quickly dissipates. The aroma is earthy much like a mellow pine. There are also malty notes of caramel. When tasting this beer for the first time there's no hiding its hop character. The bitterness hits you right upfront. I would like to mention here that the first Mountain Livin' I sampled did not have a lingering bitterness. It faded, then a fruitiness emerged. The second one I had two days later had a much longer lingering bitterness, but the same fruit notes were still present.Crazy Mountain stays true to philosophy of well engineered water purification and mild carbonation which combine for very smooth drinking beer. Brewed with Simcoe and Citra hops at about 40 IBU's, hopheads will also embrace this offering from the Crazy Mountain portfolio. At a mere 5.7% ABV  Mountain Livin' also makes my "sessionable" list. And that makes me, one happy camper. In keeping with Crazy Mountains commitment to sustainability and community 1% of the proceeds from the beer will go to Vail Mountain Rescue  a non-profit group of volunteer men and women who are trained and prepared to respond to any type of back-country emergency throughout the State of Colorado. This one's a keeper, so give Mountain Livin' a try. No cabin necessary. Cheers!

For more info visit: Crazy Mountain Brewing  and Vail Mountain Rescue

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