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Talon Double IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Talon Double IPATalon Double IPA

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-25-2012)
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Greywulfken

New York

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: into a tulip, deep amber with orange hue, full tan head with clingy lace; great persistence

S: pine and resin hops and sweet maltiness; citrus on the nose more than on the tongue

T: lots of resinous pine flavors, earthy and deep, chewy caramel malts; some suggestions of butterscotch, toffee; bitter-sweet

M: medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky/chewy, smooth and bitter aftercoat

O: back-and-forth between malt and hops - its sweet malt caramel, then its bitter hop pine resin - balanced nicely, full feeling and satisfying - not one you're gonna gulp down. Maybe a little too sweet for me, but the bitterness always crept in right after, moderating the sugars somewhat

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 22:57:37 | More by Greywulfken
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crowsoup

California

3/5  rDev -16%

05-17-2013 14:51:56 | More by crowsoup
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durlta

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-15-2013 01:57:08 | More by durlta
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Bustersuess

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-14-2013 18:36:23 | More by Bustersuess
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-11-2013 03:27:27 | More by brotherloco
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2013 01:23:10 | More by Bitter_Echo
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-05-2013 03:43:51 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Pugs78

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-26-2013 01:04:03 | More by Pugs78
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-25-2013 14:19:49 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-25-2013 03:38:06 | More by Beerswag
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MPPHISH

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-21-2013 03:37:14 | More by MPPHISH
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-13-2013 03:42:27 | More by rkf1976
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fivetime

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-12-2013 03:27:49 | More by fivetime
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Beer21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-11-2013 20:17:00 | More by Beer21
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JulianT

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-09-2013 14:12:28 | More by JulianT
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: A little different than what I am used as far as looks are concerned, most DIPAs have a slight haze to it this one is straight clear amber nothing too impressive here. Light bubbles on the body creating an over-sized off-white head in the beginning settling to just below a finger's length.

Smell: Strong hops, and very floral scent. Smells pretty good but the feel comes and goes.

Taste: Heavy hops, and pine. This brew is pretty bitter and evidently strong. It's easy to like but then again easy to hate. It leaves me in slight limbo because I like it but lacks some qualities which I think DIPAs should have. Lacks complexity, it's a very one dimensional beer.

Mouth: Very sticking, putting this glass down and pairing it with sharp cheddar the after floral feel just doesn't go away. Medium with a slight dry finish.

Overall: if you want to try to just to try it it won't hurt. Keep in mind it goes for roughly ten bucks a bottle and there's a lot better out there in that price range. Definitely could use some tweaking but still not a loss. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:37:20 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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scottfrie

California

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a clear caramel color with three fingers of dense and heavy off-white head that slowly faded into a thick film leaving a network of sticky clinging lace.
S: Huge fresh notes of citrus rind and pineapple hops with undertones of sugary malt. Leafy, citrusy and fresh.
T: Follows the nose with tons of citrus, a splash of pine, and a good dose of sugary caramel and candied fruit. Finish is sweet and almost syrupy, and the aftertaste is bitter and slightly warming.
M: Medium-full body, heavy, viscous mouthfeel, slick and warming with boozy alcohol.
O: A heavy hitter of a dipa. Unfortunately the double digit alcohol shows its presence and this beer is a bit rough as it warms. Good but too many better on the market.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 02:08:29 | More by scottfrie
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-28-2013 18:14:34 | More by JAHMUR
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ambruns1979

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-09-2013 05:54:58 | More by ambruns1979
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-08-2013 03:42:55 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high light beige head that has very good retention properties and took a long time to settle down, leaving a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with some hints of citrusy and floral hops.
T: This beer definitely tastes strong and you get heavy doses of caramel malts and bitterness from the hops, the latter of which also contributes notes of pine resin, orange citrus, and floral hops in the flavors. There are also some hints of alcohol.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied, slightly crisp, and a little sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Some warming from the alcohol is present.
O: This beer is definitely a slow sipper given its strength and the presence of alcohol in the taste and mouthfeel. It delivers a substantial amount of bitterness, but the flavors from the hops aren't quite as interesting as some of the other beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 03:25:54 | More by metter98
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OoReFLuXoO

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-19-2013 02:57:59 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into my snifter. I've never had anything by (or heard of) this brewery, so I'm pretty excited to try it. Recommended by the staff at my favorite local bottle shop.

A - big head on the forced pour, thick, but recedes quickly. Really good looking beer though, dark oranges and reds. Looks more like a barleywine than a DIPA.

S - there's a pleasant profile hidden here, but the first thing I smell is dirty tap water. There's a lot of alcohol too -- I can tell it's going to be syrupy.

T - meh, too bitter, too thick, too alcoholic. I just don't like it.

M - viscous consistency, clings to the mouth, booze, booze, booze. It drinks hot.

O - not too much to say that hasn't already been said. I won't be getting this again, certainly not worth $7 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 00:49:26 | More by JamesShoemaker
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zeff80

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured a hazy, orange color with amber highlights. It had a two-finger, khaki colored head of foam that left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - Smelled of caramel, toffee, pine and floral notes.

T - Good roasted malt flavor and piney bitterness, but to much sweetness and booziness.

M - Crisp but also a little sticky sweetness. A medium to full bodied mess.

O - A little too hot for my taste. Seems a little unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 02:08:05 | More by zeff80
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +12%

02-04-2013 06:21:01 | More by Nage37
Talon Double IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.