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Mendocino Black IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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78
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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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