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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Lizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPALizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 194
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 16
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Yby1acb on 10-26-2013

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4.97/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Girlfriend brought me a growler from her trip to Santa Barbara. Fig Mountain seriously knocked it out of the park on this one.

A: Poured into a Fig Mountain shaker pint. Pours a light straw color with a thin white head and a nice lacing on the glass. A friend was drinking Bud Light and we compared the two in their glasses. They were almost identical in appearance with the Lizard's Mouth being just a touch darker. I expected darker and heavier and it threw me off a bit.

S: Fresh, fresh, fresh citrusy hops. Smells like walking through the central coast vineyards on a spring day with a glass of beer to keep you company. There are some fruity notes and a touch of something almost earthy or woody, but these aren't very pronounced. The hops take center stage here with the fruit tartness coming into play far more in the taste than the aromatics.

T: How they managed to make a 9.2% double IPA taste this clean and smooth is beyond me. I'm expecting a monster tornado of hop-packed bite, and instead I'm greeted by one of the most easy drinking beers I've ever had. There is plenty of bright bitter hops, but they're balanced by just a bit of citrus fruit twang that lead to a clean and dry finish that left me ready to drink more.

M: I've heard people complain that they only like "clean" tasting IPAs and sometimes had trouble understanding what that meant. This is a great example of that. The flavor lingers, but doesn't make you feel like your mouth is coated in straight hop oil. The carbonation isn't aggressive, but it's present such that this beer wouldn't feel out of place in a wine glass or champagne flute. This is one you could drink all day if you can handle the high ABV.

O: I didn't expect Fig had it in them to blow my socks off like this. This is an IPA with gold-medal potential that still manages to stick to the brewery's tradition of making beers that are easily enjoyed by both seasoned beer geeks, and buyers of cheap 30-packs alike. Really, really hope they consider bottling this one. It's delicious! (2,037 characters)

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22 into tulip. Poured a dark orange with a slight white head. Aroma was definitely of tropicals - a sweetness pervaded. Passionfruit, guava? Not sure if some of that was malt influenced. Flavor continued with the tropicals up front. Some citrussy stuff across the palate with a malt-sweetness as well. Not exactly balanced, but still tasty. Just a little sweet for me in the DIPA genre. More citrus in the finish yet without a dry alcohol blast -so be careful with the +9... (474 characters)

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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.