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Saratoga Black IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Saratoga Black IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 5.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 02-09-2013

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3
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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep dark amber hue with a one finger white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney hops and dry cocoa.

The taste consisted of a dry roasted malt, with elements of charcoal and coffee. There was a clean and distinctive secondary hop spice that brightened the flavor.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a a very tasty black IPA.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark amber (almost black) in color with some light to moderate amounts of carbonation and cola brown + garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some lighter notes of pine and earthy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer starts out with moderate flavors of roasted malts and just the lightest hint of chocolate malts. That is followed by light to moderate mellow flavors of pine and earthy hops. Very light amounts of bitterness that fades rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: In the range of black IPAs, this is much closer to the porter end than the IPA end - the hops flavors are very mellow and light, not very present at all. Enjoyable and easy to drink but not sure I would get it again.

Photo of seedyone
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

02/14/13 At Rattle N Hum , NYC. On tap. On the nose I was afraid this would be to hoppy for me but I was wrong (this uses up my 2012 chit). It was quite pleasant. Pushing the hop envelope for my liking, but no complaints all things considered.

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Saratoga Black IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.