Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A. - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.2/5 rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22oz bomber poured into a DFH snifter glass. Hazy and golden/orange body with a nice white head. Good retention.
As soon as you open the cap - SMACK - hops in your face. As you pour the hops will permeate the room, its that strong. At 168 IBUs this brew blows past the threshold for your tastebuds but different scents can be teased out in the nose. Extreme raw resiney hops. Like someone took 50 pinecones, pulvirized them, and stuffed them in a bottle. Some florals and citrusy tones but very strong.
Honestly reminds me of getting soap in your mouth after washing your hair or something. Raw and harsh the hops almost prickle your tounge and pucker the mouth. Don't even think about drinking another beer for a while, the mouth remains bitter for at least 1 hour after finishing. The heavy malt profile does try to come through but is soundly beaten to a bloody pulp with this brew.
Just to darn harsh and unbalanced. Interestingly however, the taste grew on me and I easily finished the bottle - taste buds and mind fried... Watch the alcohol...
Seek out for a hop bomb.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2008 21:32:43 | More by phattysbox
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