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Mendocino Black IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Mendocino Black IPAMendocino Black IPA

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79
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
Brewed with orange peel

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-19-2013)
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -5.2%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
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 -5.2%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
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 +2%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-20-2013 23:29:03 | More by BRYeleJR
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, slight cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but there is bit too much unbalanced bitterness present in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:37:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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radiofish

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-11-2013 16:12:17 | More by radiofish
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-06-2013 21:28:33 | More by mc4z
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Black body with a small, khaki colored head that retains as a long lasting thin cap.

S: The nose is light in both the black and IPA areas. Light, old coffee roastiness meets a small amount of citrus hop. Dark fruitiness seems to dominate though.

T: Citrusy hops on the front end, followed by a roastiness that slowly builds almost into a coffee flavor.

M: Light, maybe a touch watery.

O: Not bad. The beer manages to display all the elements needed in a black IPA, but doesn't do it as well as could be done. Still enjoyable enough though.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:08:00 | More by CMUbrew
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

07-03-2013 03:58:47 | More by akttr
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-28-2013 23:53:13 | More by kylehay2004
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terence

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

06-21-2013 22:51:15 | More by terence
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socon67

New York

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark copper pour with a decent amount of lacinbg. Opaque look with some visible carbonation.

S - Some smell of citrus, Pine Sol, and an earthy hop scent. However nothing really seems inviting and this is more like a mass produced faux craft.

T - Mild hoppy flavor and a dash of citrus tartness. Finish is clean and has a mellowed bitterness. Not really a black IPA as advertised, but a pretty pleasant tasting beer anyway.

M - Sessionability on this is solid. Has enough flavor to pair will with food and compliment nicely. Some carbonation, and leaves a mild raspy feel on the palate.

O - As with so many of the Mendocino beers, this is a decent beer but at the price point and with so many superior options, why would someone select this?

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 00:48:00 | More by socon67
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

06-10-2013 02:34:02 | More by braedon_peluso
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tree777

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-27-2013 05:19:30 | More by tree777
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-12-2013 19:25:25 | More by HisBoyElroy
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2013 18:21:33 | More by Kubrickx
Mendocino Black IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
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