Saratoga IPA (Simcoe Dry-hopped) - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this one on cask at The Ruck in Troy, N.Y. This batch was advertised as dry-hopped with Simcoe hops.
Cloudy and golden-amber. Big, fluffy head and lacing.
Smells of sweet malt, biscuit, tea, some grassy hop flavors. Light notes from the Simcoe, but this smells like an English-style beer for sure.
Hops are much more assertive in the flavor than the aroma. Some catty grapefruit notes from the Simcoe over a biscuity, bready backbone. Nicely balanced. Somewhat dry and bitter.
Smooth, creamy, medium mouthfeel.
I liked this better than the regular Saratoga IPA, definitely. The Simcoe definitely tips this one toward the American end of the IPA spectrum.
Serving type: cask
03-18-2012 00:12:12 | More by musicforairports
Saratoga IPA (Simcoe Dry-hopped) from Mendocino Brewing Company
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