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Imperial IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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Aroma: Earthy; malty with light brown sugar/honey notes

Taste: Juicy, creamy malt on start with a big hit of bittering hops; good warming alcohol with a lingering hop finish; semi sweet finish; creamy mouthful the whole way

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a duvel glass

Appearance - Dark Orange color with a slight amber look

Smell - Citrus Hops, piney,

Taste - Citrus hops, piney taste, orange peels, hops is forward in this taste, very well balanced

Mouthfeel -very pleased with the CO2 added to this beer

Overall - I could have used a little more hops in this beer since in fact it is a imperial IPA with means "double hops" but it is a very good beer mendocino has very good beers such as the american strong ale which they should be very proud of my personal fav. But this Imperial was cut a little bit short. maybe push the IBU levels in the brewing? guessing its aroung the 60's should be aroung the 80's and 90's

Serving type: bottle

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Imperial IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.