IPA - Manzanita Brewing Company
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3.24/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Yet another San Diego IPA. A single that clocks in at 8%, no less. 88 Ibu's on the label.
A: Fairly dark amber color on the pour. Splash over a finger of light tan head. Bubbles are a mix of large and small. Retention is pretty good. Lacing is also nice. Bubbles rise to the surface fairly lazily, so this one is going to have some body.
S: Malt dominant in the smell. Caramel, toffee, nutty. Hops are fairly muted. Some tropical flavor, virtually no citrus.
T: Meh. Immediately, from the get go, this is forgettable. Plenty of bitterness in the finish, but little to no hop flavor. Front of the tongue is more of the nutty caramel, but even this is pretty weak. Mid palate is stone fruit, but very muddled, along with green apple skin. Again, very light citrus. Finish is a hit of astringent bitterness with very little redeeming character. Still, this doesn't taste like 88 IBU's. Wonder what the hop bill is on this...
M: No surprise here at 8%, but this one drinks more like a double, which I love. Body is slightly creamy, and the alcohol helps to glide things along.
O: Not impressed, especially at that price. Yes, it's huge and bitter and has a great mouthfeel. But it lacks almost any semblance of IPA flavor. Many people have stated that this is more in line with an English IPA. I would agree with that. This beer is pretty mediocre and I will not be seeking it out again.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 07:22:34 | More by McStagger
4/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a delicious beer, though it seems far more assertive than an "English IPA" should be. But who's counting?
Pours a deep copper with a fluffy, luxurious tan head. The aroma is clean, rich, and creamy, with an almost ice-creamy hop character. The flavor follows that creaminess, with light caramel, a grassy, sweet hop that finishes with a bitter orange citrus. The mouthfeel is smooth and milky and rich.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2012 03:17:56 | More by Seanibus
IPA from Manzanita Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.