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Imperial IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%


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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Reviews by THORN:
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THORN

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 Fl. Oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Served around 45 F.
A: Golden brown. Pours an inch of frothy white head. Retains a quarter inch of head and leaves thick lace around pint.
S: Fruity hops and sweet malts.
T: Fruity and earth hops, pale malts, and nice bitter linger.
M: Medium to medium light on tongue.
D: Very basic, but fair in balance.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 03:16:56 | More by THORN
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3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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...?

Serving type: bottle

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mendocino imperial ipa is a great beer or should i say ale its a full bodied ipa with great flavor. mendocino imperial ipa is brewed with a lot of premium varieties of hops such as Amarillo, Cascade which are some of my favorite hops.. it also has caramel and 2-row pale malts.. i really love this beer for its strong hop aroma and the taste is a strong bitter citrus flavor

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Imperial IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.