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Mendocino Black IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Mendocino Black IPAMendocino Black IPA

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-19-2013

Brewed with orange peel
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Photo of khargro2
1.73/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Received from a friend who had the Beer of the Month Club. Poured into a standard pint glass.

L: Dark, murky liquid. Tan head that does not linger.

S: Malty, hint of citrus. Maybe black licorice.

T: Something tastes off. I've had several Black IPAs. Some are hoppier than others, but this one is overpowered by malt.

F: The best part of this beer is the slight linger of roasty aftertaste.

O: Overall, roasty malt was a theme of this beer. I ended up drain pouring the end of the beer due to lack of balance. I checked the bottle for signs of oxidation, but none were evident.

Photo of WestHam973
4.68/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very Drinkable for a Black IPA, the hops balance nicely and don't overpower the nice Black Lager taste

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of predikit
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours dark, almost completely black. Leaves a nice dark tan head that recedes relatively slowly, leaves minimal lacing behind.

Smell like chocolate, and some citrusy hops.

There is a lot going on in the flavor here, sweet at the start, chocolate notes come through, which then takes on a very roasted tone. The bitterness shows up towards the end and through the finish, the aftertaste is the worst thing here, with some minor aspirin in the mix.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, decently smooth going down.

Not a terrible brew, has some good points, but with the off flavors the aftertaste ruins the entire experience. Would not buy this again.

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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.7/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Heavy and hard to drink. Gives a great style a bad name.

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3.16/5  rDev -6.2%

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Mendocino Black IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.