Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A. - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
As luck would have it, my 3 favorite dipa's (pliny, dreadnaught, double trouble) are not available in the area at the moment, so i've been trying to find something close to those three that is actually readily available.
So far Mean Manalishi is the closest i've found (just as a reference point, i tried this with hercules double, harpoon leviathon, thomas creek extreme ipa and both the current Dogfish doubles and found this to be the one I most enjoyed). I like my DIPA's to be especially citrusy in taste and smell, and while MM doesn't go the extent that PTE does, it still does so more than the normal DIPA (while maintaining an obvious malt presence). A very pleasant overall DIPA that's not difficult to drink.
No obvious weakness other than that i'd have to say that the price point is a little off. At $10 for a bomber, I paid more for MM than I did the three previously mentioned, superior DIPA's. I know Hoppin Frog is a smaller brewery, so if that's the price point they need to stay afloat then I understand, but its going to make it hard to justify repeat purchases despite it being a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2009 18:34:19 | More by mechamifune
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