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Saratoga IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Saratoga IPASaratoga IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: williamherbert on 06-09-2009)
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3.28/5  rDev -3.8%

smurphy493, Nov 13, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

so evidently mendocino now makes beer in saratoga. cool they made one for the locals, lousy that its only okay. a frothy looking ipa, brass radiant glowing and clean looking, with a tall white head on it. the nose is honey sweet malt and boring bitter hops, not much going on in the hops really, which lets me down. the malt flavors the beer as much as the hops do, its sweet and fuller bodied, and it lingers in the finish. i need more from the flowers though, its so simple and under gunned, give me something. this is like an english pale as much as it is an american ipa, which is about the worst critique i can throw at a beer. medocino always makes me wonder, often unimpressive, and this one is too. downright average at room temperature, so drink it fast. overall a pretty pedestrian offering.

StonedTrippin, Nov 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

Yancey82, Oct 23, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +9.1%

RichIron883, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

kkmiller76, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Aficionado_Shawn, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

sgregory, Aug 23, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -19.1%

Bokonon, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

moscow2042, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Gints316, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

digitalflood, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

JC333, Jun 01, 2014
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2.81/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was a slightly below average craft IPA. Tasted kind of heavy, bready, grainy. Strong, straightfoward hop finish but thick and bland to begin with. Dark golden color, also grainy head. Not a lot of unique flavor going on. Still a decent beer but pales in comparison to some beers I've reviewed on this website.

AmyfaceNYC, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

truska, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

JJMorgan22, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

dantsbeats, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

PJF12866, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

JoeMans, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

BodiesLexus, Apr 24, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice color and smell. A nice orange/brown color. Smells little piney/earthy. Wishing for a more hoppy flavor. Good feeling in mouth. has that good after taste. Drinking it from growler that was filled today. Going to go for 2nds just to be sure. Better safe than sorry.

VanStrokin, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

InfragilisBrew, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

dithridge, Mar 22, 2014
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Saratoga IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.