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Saratoga IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Saratoga IPASaratoga IPA

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by Stimack:
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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

Gave this brew a try on tap. Poured to a somewhat cloudy orange/copper color with a good sized slightly off white head. Retention and lace where pretty good. The aroma was nice, clear hops aroma sticks out. Cascade is what I think I am getting. Has a sweet malt aroma that plays as well, Caramel it seems. The flavor is more about the hop, it seems to stick out a little more here, as the malt seems to be a little difficult to find. Could be because I think this brew was served way to cold. Drinks easy and if the price is right it could be a good local brew. Will try it again when I see it.

Stimack, Feb 19, 2010
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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no lot code or expiration date. Sampled on October 9, 2009. The pour is a cloudy orange-amber with a very thin, albeit longer lasting beige head. For an IPA the aroma on this brew is extremely malty and sugary sweet. The sweetness is overwhelming. The mouthfeel is nice and durable. The taste is just as sweet as the aroma with elements of sweet malts and honey. The hops are definitely in the picture but they are about equal in quantity with the malts. It is not like the IPA's I have tried.

puboflyons, Oct 10, 2009
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3.73/5  rDev +9.4%

On tap at My Place in Delmar, NY. English IPA hopped with Fuggles and Cascade, nice mix of styles here.

Pours a fairly dark amber color, clear, with a one inch head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine, some toasted bready malt. Slightly floral aroma as well.

This one goes down pretty easily. Medium bitterness, slightly fruity English type hops, some pine bitterness, and a good smattering of caramel malt. Very balanced, and pretty tasty. Not a knockout IPA by any means, but this is the best option on at this bar generally, and it works pretty well for me most of the time.

Medium bodied, high carbonation, very drinkable. Crisp mouthfeel.

This one works for me. Would I ravenously seek it out? No. Am I happy when I drink it? Yes.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 22, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, this ale is a hazy orange-amber color, with a small white head that dissipates quickly, leaving scant lacing on the glass. The smell is faint and has hints of caramel. The taste has a resiny funky hop note that lingers through the middle and the finish, as well as the caramel flavor noted in the smell. This is not the most intensely hoppy beer around, but it has a nice hoppy flavor balanced by the caramel malt presence. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and rich. I've not had a beer hopped by both Fuggles and Cascade Hops before. The label on the bottle calls this a West Coast IPA but the smoothness and subtlety of flavors is more characteristic of an English IPA. Whatever style it is, I like it!

edbeered, Jan 10, 2011
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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.

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Saratoga IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.