IPA - Manzanita Brewing Company
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Reviews by d4114:
3.18/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Had about half finger of head, was a hazy burnt orange color
S- Pretty malty and sweet with a tiny amount of hop smell
T- Very bitter with a slight taste of maybe orange. It's also very earthy tasting like the smell of plants and dirt after it has rained, never had a beer that has tasted quite like this does.
M- Medium body but this beer sort of coats your mouth more like a super strong ale would, wasn't expecting it with a IPA.
D- This was a good beer not my favorite but defiantly not bad at all. It doesn't taste like a normal west coast IPA which I always expect from a local brewery but that's not a bad thing though I guess sense I can always get those where I live.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2011 22:14:11 | More by d4114
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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
IPA from Manzanita Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.