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Saratoga IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

Saratoga IPASaratoga IPA

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%


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:
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(Beer added by: williamherbert on 06-09-2009)
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Vestlake

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-03-2014 02:30:21 | More by Vestlake
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VanStrokin

New York

3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-08-2014 04:45:02 | More by VanStrokin
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%

04-07-2014 05:33:28 | More by InfragilisBrew
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dithridge

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-22-2014 17:58:02 | More by dithridge
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Showboat66

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-22-2014 03:11:43 | More by Showboat66
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LawrenceChakey

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-16-2014 02:12:36 | More by LawrenceChakey
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Whimpers

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-15-2014 07:47:39 | More by Whimpers
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Willi_BW

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2014 03:24:14 | More by Willi_BW
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Swaino

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2014 20:10:49 | More by Swaino
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-04-2014 21:49:17 | More by j0hnc2468
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Wortman1998

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-02-2014 21:01:51 | More by Wortman1998
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-02-2014 06:07:53 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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BobbyOlson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-01-2014 23:50:04 | More by BobbyOlson
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-01-2014 23:49:30 | More by Giggy
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-30-2014 02:08:21 | More by mpalestino
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another of my local, in-person traders, Sam Knocken, just laid this on me yesterday. I am watching the first Yankee Stadium outdoor hockey game on NBC and gearing up to head off to the movies. In the beer 2525 ...

From the bottle: "Fresh brewed in Saratoga Springs, New York."; "This is a handcrafted, traditional 'West Coast' IPA with a perfect balance of malt blended with Cascade and Fuggles hops. We hope you will enjoy this full bodied, nicely hopped India Pale Ale."

My time grows short today, so I went with a heavy-handed pour, creating a dense finger of rocky, tawny head with great retention. Color was a hazy orangish-yellow (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had an odd tang, not as hoppy as I had been hoping for. Instead, it had more of an earthiness, perhaps from the Fuggles hops. Mouthfeel was medium, but the hops were very earthy and I was fully put in mind of an English IPA. I do not want to say that I was disappointed, but it was not what I was expecting based on the label. Finish was semi-dry, but the Cascade hops seemed to have gotten lost in the mix. Onward!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 19:44:28 | More by woodychandler
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MikeDre

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2014 02:57:46 | More by MikeDre
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GTB

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -41.7%

01-16-2014 11:31:26 | More by GTB
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-14-2014 06:06:57 | More by g_jenkins
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Hoopster4hire

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Server in a chilled pint glass

Appearance: dark copper hue with slight haziness. Head sticks around and laces glass nicely

Smell: herbally, floral. Pick up rosemary, pine, and fresh cut grass. Slight smell of citrus, grapefruit and lemon.

Taste: while described as as a west coast IPA, this is definitely more of an English taste to it. The fuggle hops are present with the herbal, almost vegetable like taste. The cascade balance out with some citrus notes and a little bitterness. Nuttiness is present in the background.

Mouthfeel: good crispness. Sticky remnants and IPA taste lingers.

Overall: great IPA. While a misnomer to a west coast style, still a flavorful IPA. Just enough malt to slightly balance things, but keep the IPA flavor

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 05:31:46 | More by Hoopster4hire
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-07-2014 03:20:38 | More by smithj4
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uspmdmc

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -70.8%

01-04-2014 02:38:24 | More by uspmdmc
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-29-2013 22:51:32 | More by Flabbyjandro
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2013 14:59:53 | More by MattXT
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-25-2013 20:47:29 | More by IdrinkGas
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Saratoga IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
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