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Imperial IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews by raszputini:
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raszputini

North Carolina

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

Pours a light brown with a reddish tint. White very foamy head that lingers. Nice lacing. Taste surprised me. Not as hoppy as anticipated. Starts with a malty breadiness and then a bitter hop finish. Not citrusy or flowery. That said, I still enjoyed it. The maltiness was interesting. This is the third in the Mendocino Imperial Series I've had, and I enjoyed this much more than the stout and barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 21:03:02 | More by raszputini
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BogAl

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-18-2014 01:57:38 | More by BogAl
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-12-2014 01:45:22 | More by robertjskelton
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2014 04:59:31 | More by Georgiabeer
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-14-2014 16:55:35 | More by Dougwillhike
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-11-2014 22:45:00 | More by djaeon
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owenepstein

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 02:19:50 | More by owenepstein
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-29-2014 17:55:16 | More by Belittle
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-29-2014 17:50:47 | More by ramrod666
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-18-2014 22:03:27 | More by RyanAU
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-11-2014 19:15:38 | More by Noelito76
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dertyd

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2014 00:23:40 | More by dertyd
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-30-2014 02:34:04 | More by imbuckeye
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-24-2014 23:24:52 | More by jkermitj
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-03-2014 01:08:34 | More by civicm87
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-22-2014 16:56:51 | More by williamjbauer
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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...?

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 01:27:06 | More by Omnium
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FCRICH

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-03-2014 05:27:27 | More by FCRICH
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-14-2013 16:38:11 | More by jaydoc
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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Justinbrick2011

New York

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 21:30:24 | More by Justinbrick2011
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Imperial IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.