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Imperial IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-03-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent pungent flavor. Copper color. Bitter tasting with a big bang. It's surprising that it's only 8%. I think it tastes much stronger.

The flavor stays on the tongue.

It's a great sipping IPA.

Lots of caramel flavor.
Very hoppy tasting
Very fruity
I love this IPA.

owenepstein, Apr 30, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Clear caramel copper color with half a finger of white soapy head some small spotty lacing.
S - Caramel malt, a little toffee, huge alcohol scent, grapefruit.
T - The munich malt in this is so noticable and unbalanced, its very bready and spicy, then you get a second wave of malt that is really sweet and oily. A little grapefruit, but meh.
M - Cloying and oily
O - Bad Imperial IPA, so off balanced with the malt to hops, and the Munich Malt has to go, looking at most of Mendocino's lineup looks like its their most preferred malt, which is fine, if you're more suited to a german style ipa...wait what...?

Omnium, Jan 06, 2014
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Imperial IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.