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Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A. - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A.Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
84
good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 27
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klewis on 07-03-2007)
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Photo of tpd975
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour a nice ruby red color with a big thick bubbly head that lasts and lasts. Nice amount of carbonation and some spotty lacing was noted.

S: Nice hoppy citrus aromas with a nice caramel sweetness. I think I will like this one.

T: Not the hop bomb that I was expecting. What I found was a nicely balanced brew. Tons of citrus hops come at you right up front, before the bitterness can set in an explosion of malt takes over. Nice sweet tastes like caramel and toffe overcome you. A hint of booze can be noted along with a mild peach taste. Very nice.

M: Very good with a nice level of carbonation.

D: Nice for a DIPA. I finished the bomber and am glad another awaits.

Overall: I have wanted to try the Hoppin Frog brews for quite sometime. I am glad my brother was able to finally come thru with this one. The taste is nice and balanced and the brew is very filling. I look forward to my second bomber and to the BORIS the crusher I am about to send my brother in search of.

tpd975, Jan 14, 2008
Photo of ppoitras
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee SPirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" beige head over the clear orangey amber brew. Head dwindles but hangs on, with plenty of lasting lace. Aroma is pungeant grapefruit and pine fresh hops. Taste is sweet upfront, with all sorts of hops flavors dominating the rest, with maybe some alcohol noticeable in the close. Mouthfeel and drinkability are good for the style, which can sometimes be a bit daunting.

ppoitras, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of Vancer
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This ol’ double frog pours a double amber, capped with an ivory head. Sharp, stinging pine and citrus bubble up, and come across like a knife in the mouth. An oily aftertaste lingers for several moments, slowly dissolving away and leaving you ready for the next sip. Addictive stuff here. It does mellow as you reach mid-bomber, but that may be the 8%+ kicking in – the alcohol is well hidden in this critter.

Very nice, very solid, and a decent buy at 6 and a half bucks.

Vancer, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of cameraman
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label states that it has 168 IBU's, HOLY CRAP! Prepare thy palate for a beat down. It is poured a deep amber color, with beige colored head that slowly dissolves away. Wow, there is alot going on in the aroma. Citrus, grass, and floral scents dominate all the way through, there is a bit of a brief fragrance of malt in there as well, but it has little chance to come foward. The malt does come out in the taste, but it is soon shown the door by the hop bouncer. The hops are intense, with citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon. Then that is followed by some grassy flavors and finishes with a peppery taste, I now know why we have hop shortage. The feel is medium-heavy, it evenly flows across the palate and gains weight as it reaches the back of the palate. 168 IBU's?! The phrase, hop bomb is understated for this beer. This is extreme to the fullist degree, a beer that is not for the feint heart.

cameraman, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of akorsak
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 650 mL bottle from a recent trade with PBRStreetgang.

A: The DIPA is a very dark orange color, tinged with red and brown. The overall effect is darkened by a haziness that prevents light from coming through. The pour conjured up a small head that quickly disappeared.

S: The aromas really jump out at you. Lots of pine, sweet with resiny oils, lead the way. Citrus notes create a subtler aroma that nicely sits just below the pine.

T: The taste is huge, deliciously thick with piney hops. They ravage the tastebuds with thick resins, so much so that I feel like I am sucking on some hop cones. Under the huge hop presence is a surprisingly flavorful caramel malt body. It supports the hops but adds a great deal of flavor on its own. The finish is piney, oh so sweet on its way out.

M: Lots of hops make this on a treat on the palate. I've been slowly sippin' on it for almost three hours.

D: There is little alcohol heat to slow you down, despite the high tag. The hop profile is enough to make you want another one. Well done by the Frog!

akorsak, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of BeerBelcher
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have an intense aversion to "floaties" (although I'm fine with sediment), and unfortunately this beer had floaties in spades, which damaged my perception of this beer. I bought it in Ohio from the refrigerated section of a briskly-moving store (a Heinen's in Strongsville) and opened it promptly afterwards. This beer has no date code.

Getting past that issue, this beer is quite good in other ways. Aroma is quite powerfully hoppy, with lots of quite crisp pininess accompanied by lesser notes of citrus. Flavor is very strongly bitter, yet not heavy or undrinkable. Mouthfeel was not heavy or astringent, but intense. This beer's bitterness conceals any hint of its alcohol content.

Minus the floaties (which effected the "appearance," "drinkability," and "mouthfeel" portions of this rating), this beer was good. The beer smelled and tasted good, but for a $6.99 bottle of beer, I was pretty disappointed with my experience with it.

BeerBelcher, Jan 04, 2008
Photo of hrockefeller
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Previously tried B.O.R.I.S. RIS from Hoppin' Frog, and was very pleased. Looking forward to this brew.

A: Cloudy light to medium brown. One finger head for a couple of minutes, reduced to minimal lacing that clings to the glass.

S: Pine needles, grapefruit. Slightly sweet scent that I can't quite describe.

T: Right out of the fridge, all I taste is grapefruit and pine. As it warms, sweet caramel/toffee notes appear in the background.

M: A little clingy, but not in a bad way. Far from thin, but not thick.

D: My mouth says low (a sipping beer) due the the bruising amount of hops, but my eyes/brain tell me that I've quickly made 3/4 of the bottle disappear, which suggests a high drinkability.

A very good beer. Not my favorite DIPA, but it qualifies for the top 10.

hrockefeller, Jan 03, 2008
Photo of muddah37
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 22oz bottle - no date noticable.

Poured amber with a healty head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Great nose and it doesn't dissapoint in taste. Hoppy but well balanced. Extremely drinkable and one of the better DIPA's I've had.

Seek this out and try it. Hopefully I can find a local distributor to save a trip to Ohio.

muddah37, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of DevilDogBeer
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I attempt to rate each beer according to its specific style, and it is rare a beer scores a 5.0. The Hoppin' Frog Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A is well deserving of the full rank, though, for this Imperial IPA. The beer poured from the 22 fl oz bottle a gorgeous red color with a hefty two fingers of creamy white head that left lace throughout the entire pint. The smell was just as the labeled promised, a hefty hit of citrus and spicy hops. A very slight caramel note could be sensed in the aroma if you could get past the wafting hop oils. The smell was true to the flavor. A kick of citrus and spice and all things that are hoppy nice bites the tongue instantly and lingers after your sip. As the hops fade, a subtle caramel sweetness mixes nicely and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. The mouthfeel was well rounded and this beer had a nice drinkable texture without feeling watery.

This beer is a treat for anyone who considers themselves a hop-head. If you are on the fence with hops, this will definitely make up your mind one way or the other, but it leaves no room for interpretation. I enjoyed that this Imperial IPA was balanced with the malt body, but clearly focused on the hops. The mix of citrusy and spicy varieties made for a nice rounded beer, and this one is a definite must-try for someone looking to say they have had a real hop-bomb. Enjoy!

DevilDogBeer, Dec 25, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was a murky deep amber with a creamy off-white head. nothing is visible on the other side of the glass. powerful nose with nutty, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, and piney resin notes. taste was nicely balanced between the big malt sweetness and equally strong hop bitterness, although there was a touch of graininess and the hop bitterness was just a tad rough. mouthfeel was viscous but with a nice level of carbonation managing to get through. drinkability is pretty good for a dipa at just over 8%.

MrMcGibblets, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of pwoods
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz. bomber, purchased at Jungle Jim's, poured into an imperial pint.

A: Very deep orange, almost on the bronze side. Glows hazy in the light. 2 1/2 fingers of strong rocky head with great retention. Nice lacing throughout. This is what a DIPA should look like.

S: Huge floral, citrus, and piny hops with just an edge of peppery zing. Grapefruit and some spicy phenols. Malts are at a nice level, bring in enough caramel and butteriness(lol?) to round things out. Nearly perfect.

T/M: So damn good. Bitterness is just perfect. Doesn't destroy you but does it's job. Hops are mostly juicy grapefruit and very crisp. Malts are just like the nose describes but adds a bit more depth with some buttery biscuit taste. Mouthfeel is a drinkable medium with a nice creaminess. Can be a bit sticky at times but nothing to really nit pick about. Finishes a comfortable dry with a bit of lasting bitterness.

D: As far as DIPAs go, this is about as drinkable as it gets. I'm so very happy this turned out better than their single IPA(though it wasn't terrible at all) and that it's readily available to me.

pwoods, Dec 17, 2007
Photo of letsgopens
4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This DIPA pours a deep, luscious orange/copper with lighter golden/amber highlights. The light tan head holds well and leaves some nice uniform lace. Nothing spectacular, but I pretty sure nothing would have prepared my for the assault it would put on the rest of my senses....

I hadn't heard a lot about this brew and it didn't seem to have the kind of buzz that many of the other great IPA's and DIPA's did, however I would put it right up there with some of the best. In any case I was pleasantly surprised and taken off guard by how impressive it was.

Heavy pine and citrus are all over the nose. Sweet orange, grapefruit, and lots of caramel malt. Sticky, bitter hops are huge as well. Essentially candied fruit and mouthwatering hops.

Thick resinous hops; sticky and bitter. The hops contrast well with the tangy, juicy citrus fruits. Again orange and grapefruit. The malt backbone is very pronounced; toasty sweet grain. Bright, sweet and bitter. Its hard to balance something with such intense flavor components, but this brew manages it very well.

Full bodied but with a bright, crisp mouthfeel. Very bitter and slightly dry in the finish. Big and flavorful. Not terribly complex, but what this DIPA does, it does insanely well. It delivers one of the biggest doses of hops out there without focusing too heavily on satisfying only hard-core hop heads. An absolute must try. As I said, I put it up there with some of the best of the style.

Thick resinous hops smack you in the mouth

letsgopens, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy mild copper with sticky white lacing.
Smells all of hops, tons of fresh grassy and citrus hops.
Taste is very hoppy yet nicely sweet from a generous amount of malts. Hops are very citrusy, grass and pine. The hops and malt sweetness fight it out on the palate. You win. This is thick and lush, sticky on the lips as well.
I really like drinking this, it's so smooth and tasty and worth the reasonable price that Hoppin Frog charges.

kirok1999, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of BeerZack
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark amber color, slightly cloudy with a 1-2 finger head that sticks around while leaving its thick lace clinging to the glass.

Smells like someone just let go a hop bomb... woodsy, fruity, piney, citrusy hops, all of em packed in there. Theres a super-nice spicy woody earthiness when you get your nose down in there that makes me think saaz on steroids. Some sweetness and a bit of alcohol coming out also.

Intense hop layers interwoven with rich malt flavor. Can feel the thick hop oils almost like a wet-hopped IPA. Lots of woody earthiness with a deep sweet and spicy hop finish that is surprisingly well-balanced while still definitely being hop-dominant.

This stuff is awesome, way underrated- I think too many people want a completely "balanced" DIPA that, in my opinion, comes off as more of a hoppy barleywine- well, this will never be mistaken for a barleywine (partly due to smallish abv) and it rocks! Hop Heads rejoice!

BeerZack, Dec 08, 2007
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Warmly glowing red-orange-bronze with turmeric colored trim. This is a beautiful DIPA that could easily be mistaken for an American barleywine. The densely creamy crown looks like orange-caramel mousse and also looks to be full of hop resins due to the impressive amount of glass coverage that has occured so far.

The aroma doesn't ease off the accelerator for one second. Although it's difficult to believe 168 IBUs, I suppose it is possible. In any case, the beer smells like it's chock-a-block full of both caramel malt and C-hops. I get tired of describing DIPAs noses as brown sugar, grapefruit, orange and pine, but that's what's in here. I think I'm gonna like this one.

Mean Manalishi walks a very fine line. On one side of the line is too much caramel malt and on the other is just short of too much caramel malt. To clarify, that's with respect to flavor, not body. Thankfully, it isn't anywhere near the gooey, sticky mess that some DIPAs tend to be.

In spite of the 'toasted bread slathered with melted caramel' flavor of the malt, the 'citrus pith on steroids' flavor of the hops is able to punch through with authority. While those competing (yet complementary) flavors go toe-to-toe, the sweetness of the former is no match for the scathing alpha acid bitterness of the latter. This stuff isn't called *Mean* Manalishi simply because it sounds cool. Which it does.

My wavering on the all-important taste score is now officially over. There's so much juicy, buzzsaw-like hop flavor in every mouthful that I don't know how the final score could ever have been in doubt. There's no question but that MM is Ohio's hoppiest beer. For once, the words 'extreme', 'assertive' and 'intense' aren't mere marketing malarky.

No alcohol is appreciated. I'm not sure how it could be given wall-to-wall hop resinousness. Drinkability is directly proportional to one's hopheadedness. This bomber is going to obliterate my taste buds for the remainder of the night, but that's a tradeoff that I'm more than willing to make.

The mouthfeel might be a fraction lighter than the style average. That isn't a negative in this case because it keeps things moving smartly along. This is a 'begs to be gulped' beer, not an 'asks to be sipped' beer. The fact that I wouldn't want it any lighter or any heavier is reason enough for the above score.

I continue to be delighted by the deliciousness coming out of Ohio's second best brewery. Mr. Karm creates big beer for big beer lovers and does it exceptionally well. I always make sure to grab a handful of Hoppin' Frog bombers when I get back to the Buckeye State. I might have to make it two handfuls this time. Mean Manalishi means business.

BuckeyeNation, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of Westsidethreat
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very still paprika color with a thin white film across the top of the body.

S: Wow. Smells of blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, mango, watermelon and some doughy thoughts.

T: Starts with berry, caramel and banana..really jammy. Whole lotta blueberry pie with copious other berries mixed in. A lot of depth in the DIPA which I’m totally digging. Some spritzy pine pricks the middle of the tongue offering even more depth. As it warms, the flavors emerge more voraciously. Low level bready malts exist but are really dominated by the berry flavors. Bitterness emerges towards the end, really shining at the back of the tongue. Finishes with lingering jam flavors as the bitterness gently fades.

M: Medium body with a soft mouthfeel.

D: Boy do I like unique beers…especially styles where cookie cutters are starting to take over. I can’t really compare this DIPA to any other on the market, really stands out. Its not the best DIPA on the market, but I appreciate its uniqueness.

Westsidethreat, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of bluejacket74
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours an amber/copper color with a very small white head. Not much head retention or lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops with a bit of malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, citrus and piney hops are the strongest thing I can taste, but some malt is there too. Mouthfeel/body is full, it feels chewy but also heavy. Drinkability is decent, it has good carbonation but there's also some alcohol heat that takes away from the drinkability. Not sure if I could drink more than a bomber of this at a time. Not a bad DIPA at all, I'd try this again in the future.

bluejacket74, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of Kegatron
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Stone IPA flute.

Pours a brilliant clear ruby red with a medium size foamy off-white head that left some very nice lacing down the glass. This is a great looking beer. Aroma is the fresh smell of hoppy citrus and pine with some deep underlying notes of sweet malt. Some slight heat also comes out as it warms.

Taste is a lip smacking fresh blend of citrus and resinous hops. This is nicely balanced by a beefy yet smooth caramel malt backbone. Hop bitterness lasts well into the end and mixes with some slight warming alcohol to provide a pleasant finish. Mouthfeel is a nice chewy medium body with good carbonation.

Wow, this is another stellar beer from Hoppin’ Frog, that was bordering on West Coast Double IPA territory at some points. Very nicely done, with a fantastic appearance, bold flavors, and a nice thick body while still remaining incredibly drinkable. It’s great to see a Double IPA this good coming out of the Midwest and now available in PA.

Kegatron, Nov 20, 2007
Photo of benmiliron
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid $5 or so (I can't remember the exact price) direct from the brewery after a tour.

Really lovely crystal clear english mild brown color - brick red and chestnut. Nice foamy head that lasts. Smell is bowl-you-over hops. I mean, acidic, almost pungent hops. Very intense from the moment you crack open the bottle. Nice, but a bit too much.

Taste is overpowering hops. There is a malt backbone to this, but the hops are so dominant it's impossible to see much past them. Herbal, floral, vegetal. At 168 IBU's, this may be the most aggressively hopped beer I've had. The malt is actually quite sweet and would be a good interplay if it could get in front to compete with the hops. Alcohol is also prominent, hot at times.

Mouthfeel is thick. Good carbonation (low, soft bubble). Nice.

Too much hops for me, and I'm a hophead! Yikes. Up the OG or lower the IBU.

benmiliron, Nov 19, 2007
Photo of LeftyBWS
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass.
A: A lovely, glowing amber-copper color. A mildly vigorous pour yields an inch of bubbly but smooth off-white head that does stick around for a bit, despite being so thin. Plenty of carbonation visible, rising hastily from the bottom of the glass.
S: Great citrusy hop scent fills the nose and stays there. Hint of some sugars and more grassy/floral smells too. Mostly, just a citrus hop bomb assault on the nostrils, in a good way. Might seem pretty one-dimensional to some, but this is just what I'm looking for in a big IPA. Perhaps a noticeable alcohol scent at first, but this seems to tone down as the beer warms.
T: A nice tingly citrus taste at first, quite hoppy and fresh. There's more of a malt presence in the midtaste, but not too sweet. This fades pretty quickly, and the hoppiness comes back in full force in the finish, leaving a lip-smacking bitterness lingering in the mouth. Overall, a nice hop character with a tiny amount of malt backbone. Perhaps not a perfect 50-50 balance, but again, this is what I like in big IPAs.
M: Generally pretty good, but kinda dry in the finish, and with a noticeable alcohol warmth in the throat.
D: Not too bad. I'm enjoying this bomber's worth of beer, but I don't think I could handle any more. The 8+ % ABV is reasonable, but I can really taste and feel the alcohol in the finish.

LeftyBWS, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a cloudy orange-brown color with a bubbly light tan head.

S: Impressive aromas of citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. As it warms the hop aroma becomes decidedly more earthy and floral.

T: Citrus hops and caramel malt deliver a one two punch right from the get go. There's a bit of tart grapefruit and some toasted malt in there as well.

M: This one is pretty juicy and oily at first and then turns rather dry and astringent.

D: Excellent! This is my first experience with Hoppin' Frog and I'm quite impressed.

GbVDave, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from nlmartin courtesy of Birthday Club 2, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with floral hops and fruity citrus with some caramelized malt.

T: The taste starts out with a good burst of hops bitterness, then a strong citrus sweetness follows. The malt character is not too heavy, but is hearty enough to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, nice representation of style, I could certainly drink this beer for a long time. So far, after having this beer and BORIS The Crusher, it appears as though Hoppin’ Frog Brewery does the big beers very well.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of Dogbrick
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops and pine. Full-bodied with a rich piney hops character and packed with floral notes, citrus and malt flavors. The finish is thoroughly hoppy and leaves a lingering aftertaste of sweet caramel malt. Overall a well-made and balanced IIPA.

Dogbrick, Nov 02, 2007
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I guess in the small population of currently existing reviews for this beer I'm gonna be the lowest. I poured it into a tumbler from the big Hoppin' Frog bottle, and lo it looked good. Dark amber color with a thick and wet looking head. The aroma was strong with hops, but you could tell it wasn't quite one-dimensional by the large malt base in the smell, kind of riding the DIPA side of the DIPA-Barleywine line. The taste had all the hops I could want, but left me a little disappointed with some off-flavor, a little sour milk or something. I've tasted a similar flavor in one of my homebrew batches, and couldn't drink them. Mean Manalishi only had a small amount of this negative flavor but it was enough to turn me off. If this was intentional (I doubt it) then I'm wrong to knock it. If not I'd recommend to try it from a later batch.

TurdFurgison, Oct 19, 2007
Photo of jlh8643
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a imperial pint glass from a 22oz bomber with no dating on it. A small/thin beige head sits on top of a dark copper head. Excellent lacing is left behind. The usual NW citrus hops in the nose. Good malt backbone with hops hovering over it to the finish. A good DIPA.

jlh8643, Oct 19, 2007
Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A. from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.