Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A. - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22oz bomber, capped and sans date. Pours a clear ruddy, amber color. Two-finger, creamy off-white head doesn't stick around for long, leaving substantial lace.
The smell is a warm, dank bouquet of floral hops, with just subtle pine and grapefruit. The hops are omnipresent and aggressive, but not as overwhelming like some DIPA. The flavor begins with a nutty, slightly buttery, then they dry out a bit more, getting some what phenolic with a hint of malt, then the finale features brighter, more piquant, citrus-tinged hops, before a dry finish that slides into the warm buzz of alcohol.
It's full-bodied and maybe could use a bit more carbonation. It possesses good complexity and has enough going on to offset the hop barrage. It's actually somewhat delicate for a DIPA, in a good way. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2007 00:27:39 | More by Osiris9588
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