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Mountain Man Hairy Goat

Brewed by Mountain Man Brewing Company
Style: Bitter
Renanirree, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Botttled, regular
Hairy Goat is a copper coloured English style India Pale Ale with a strong grapefruit, passion fruit and peach aroma coupled with a well balanced hop and malt flavour. It has a medium to high level of bitterness and has been crafted for the connoisseur of full flavoured hoppy beers.
Enjoy as an aperitif as the bitterness will stimulate the appetite. Great with Thai, Indian or any boldly spiced dishes. Enhances flavours of Duck, Goose, Horse, Moose & Bear. Works well with strong flavoured cheeses such as Colby, Blue, Parmesan & mature Cheddar. Also washes down the flavours of gone off cheeses.
Malt: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Wheat
Hops: Chinook and Wilamette

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
maevems (4) - IRELAND - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Disappointing IPA. Not great looking. Head disappears quickly. Highly carbonated. Aroma of diacetyl/green apples. Oily mouth feel. Would not try again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (460) - - FEB 22, 2015
On tap at Porterhouse brewing co in Dublin. Clear amber colour with disappointing head. Nice and crisp with light fizz. Bitter grapefruit aftertaste. (K)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cwiras (4) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Pours cloudy copper. Head doesn’t last long. Green apple aroma clearly means a defect. Almost no flavour, only hops in the tase. No plate, watery, bitter. I don’t know if it’s my luck but the last time a drunk it it was a lot better. Clearly a batch that has gone badly wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3099) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at EBBC14, faintly hazy amber, herbal hoppy nose, spicy faintly gingery palate, distant orange and pepper notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (895) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Pours cloudy copper. Head doesn’t last. No lacing. Aroma is fruity. Big malt flavour, with some bitterness. Good body on this. Finish is too short. Not bad, but a bit too plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg @ Oarsman, Carrick [040414]
Amber, clear, thin bubbly white head
Aroma of sweet pale caramel malts, touch of sweet honey, not that hoppy, mainly sweet malts, slightly buttery
Taste of caramel malts, some citrus hops, citrus zest, getting a slight buttery note and the fruits are a bit non-descript, more hoppy than the aroma, mainly fairly malty but overall quite good
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, bit oily, quite sweet, some bitter zest. Finish as main flavour, some zest, sweet malts, ok getting a bit of spicy hop in the finish
Overall - Not a bad beer, but I’m not sure what it’s trying to be - maybe I’ll pick up a bottle and compare

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2013
Interesting beer. Not quite sure I would have labeled it an IPA however, more of an ESB flavor to it. Color is tremendous though, unfiltered orangey brown color, very inviting. Nose is bready malts, some wheat, maybe dark tea too. Taste is initially very tea-like with a little piney apricot hop notes. Beautiful finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3832) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Very hazy mid amber with fluffy offwhite head, pineapple sherbet and mango rind but also a strange gravelly minerality. Medium body, mango, fairly sweet at first but plenty of pithy bitterness to balance. Certainly one to try fresh and an indication of things to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (840) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 15, 2013
Pours cloudy copper. Head doesn’t last. No lacing. Aroma is catpiss, tropical fruit, toffee. Big malt flavour, with bitterness. Good body on this. Not bad ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
Draught at Dingle Food Festival. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Very bright aroma, with a lot of tropical fruits, floral notes, vanilla and piney resin. Taste is a subtle maltiness to balance the strong hop flavour. Very nice and flavoursome. Refreshing on the palate, with a good lively carbonation and a medium to full body and bitter finish. After being so disappointed with the Green Bullet, I was delighted with this - a really good Irish IPA, amongst the better ones so far.

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