Saratoga IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by WankelEngine:
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
A: Pours a mostly clear golden amber. There is a light tan head which bubbles away to nothing over the course of a few minutes.
S: Maltier than I would expect from an IPA. Sweet toffee and caramel. Also some bitterness from the hops, grass cuttings and subdued floral notes.
T: Still malty, but not as sweet as the aroma; more of a bready flavor. Slight touch of citrus. Earthy bitterness from the hops gives grass, herbal flavors and to a lesser extent some pine. The finish is these bitter hops flavors with mild alcohol heat.
M: Medium bodied with little effervescence from the carbonation. A little bit oily.
O: A pretty decent English style IPA. The bottle advertised it as "West Coast" style so I was somewhat surprised that it was about the opposite end of the spectrum from that.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2012 00:30:32 | More by WankelEngine
More User Reviews:
2.81/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
Serving type: nitro-tap
05-28-2014 03:09:07 | More by AmyfaceNYC
3.44/5 rDev +0.6%
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
Saratoga IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.