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Mendocino Black IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

Mendocino Black IPAMendocino Black IPA

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%


Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with orange peel

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-19-2013)
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AmitC

Indiana

4/5  rDev +18%

03-22-2013 23:29:04 | More by AmitC
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-04-2014 00:24:27 | More by Boone757
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-17-2014 00:47:40 | More by EinFesteBurg
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hickmancase

California

4/5  rDev +18%

03-14-2014 05:58:40 | More by hickmancase
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-09-2014 06:06:33 | More by gshackles
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

03-05-2014 14:32:34 | More by jaswilson2
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark crimson ruby almost black hued body with a big tan head forming thick after a vigorous pour, the head provides speckled even lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Aroma earthy herbal mint with a hint of dark chocolate earthiness. Flavor wise it hits like an earthy vegetal hop garden minimally dark roasts with a bitter finish come on. Mouthfeel is dry too dry, with an earthy dankness that leaves me wanting more balance overall it's beer that needs fine tuned.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 23:49:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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instinct2

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2013 20:18:48 | More by instinct2
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Jessenimmo

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

12-02-2013 04:35:30 | More by Jessenimmo
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -41%

11-29-2013 19:46:47 | More by Jslay013
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-18-2013 02:56:27 | More by jsprain1
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mattyrubes

New York

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-18-2013 01:35:34 | More by mattyrubes
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +18%

11-13-2013 01:16:50 | More by xungmound98
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Found this mixed at matched at my local House of 1,000. Into a pint glass
A - Pretty good start so far a 1/2 inch of mocha head sticky lacing is nice. Beer itself is pretty close to what a Black IPA should look like... Black
S - Well it's mostly malt so I could understand the hate. Chocolate and orange peel highlighting. I take a sip.
T - Their is a mild bitterness to the finish with some roasted malts and a touch of dried orange peal. Other than that kind of boring.
M - Best part of the beer its smooth with a light to medium body.

Overall nothing worth seeking out and would much rather have their imperial stout. Still it's always nice to try something new.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 23:34:33 | More by DrDemento456
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2013 20:05:48 | More by BamfBacon
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saltytom

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

10-20-2013 13:24:01 | More by saltytom
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

10-06-2013 04:49:52 | More by alexanf
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - chestnut color, thinner foamy khaki head never really fades much
S - cocoa, orange peel, not much else
T - cocoa, caramel, orange, roasted barley, cream, semi-bitter hoppy finish
M - very creamy, smooth, medium body
O - very drinkable, but nothing extraordinary here

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 11:03:35 | More by barnzy78
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-03-2013 13:03:16 | More by jaydoc
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-24-2013 03:07:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Golfrocket

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-16-2013 00:51:17 | More by Golfrocket
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Gryphon69

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A- Dark brown with a orange tint

S- Very fruity, lots of plum and apricots, also some orange with faint traces of chocolate and light coffee. Doesn't match what I think of a black IPA.

T- Earthy with the a mixture of the smells. I didn't notice much if any alcohol and ,the if any bitterness it was also very low.

M- average carbs, wasn't overly heavy, but did have a decent smoothness.

O- First the good - I liked the look and it has a interesting smell.
I personally did not care for this ones taste, seemed very muted with no pizzaz. I tend to like my drink to let you know its there. Seems a very muddled mixture of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 14:17:05 | More by Gryphon69
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-02-2013 02:24:19 | More by st9647v3
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-22-2013 00:35:17 | More by enelson
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18%

07-20-2013 23:29:03 | More by BRYeleJR
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Mendocino Black IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.