Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by vitALEity:
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Thank you Fig Brew! By far the best beer to come out of Santa Barbara so far. So smooth, balanced, beautifully hopped, no harsh alcohol (it's nearly 10%) and just incredible fresh pine/tropical fruit/grapefruit aroma and flavor.
A: light, clear, perfectly pale. Good head and lacing
S: very reminiscent of Sucks and to some degree, Enjoy By. Just clean, fresh mango/pineapple/citrus and pine.
M: very nice body. Perfect carbonation and not syrupy at all. Just light and smooth and well rounded
T: Tropical fruit punch, some grapefruit, pine , some light grass (think the resiny part of a fresh hop beer), some Sauvignon blanc notes here as well.
O: just exceeded all my expectations. A great IIPA
Serving type: on-tap
11-09-2013 00:38:26 | More by vitALEity
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4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oh boy! Been waiting on this one to hit a bottle for months.
A: Very different than when I had it on tap. Transparent light orange. Finger of khaki head. Very creamy. Moderate to minimal carbonation, with tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Retention is surprisingly good for 9.2%. Lacing is excellent, leaving soapy rings on the glass.
S: Dank and fruity. Reminds me of Sucks in a lot of very pleasing ways. Tropical fruits, pot, a hint of spruce needle. Smells surprisingly clean. The malts don't add a layer of sweetness that tends to "round out" really fruity IIPA's. Smells wonderful.
T: Big and dank up front. Again with the tropical melange. This carries through the mid palate, where the malt begins to pick up a bit. However, the malt never quite comes around to fully accentuate the fruity hoppiness. Surprisingly lacking in bitterness. Finishes with that unique spicy mango and a distinct soapiness. Slight underlying of pine bitterness here. Finishes floral, with hints of grapefruit zest and more of the soapiness.
M: Light. Incredibly light for being 9.2%. There is malt weight there, but it's nowhere near what you would expect. The entirety of the weight in this beer is in the middle. The end is just an absolute laser beam of leanness. The beginning is light and pillowy.
O: Awesome. Easily the best I've had from this brewery. The lack of aggressive bitterness is a welcome touch. This beer is on par with Firestone Walker in terms of quality. Can't wait to see what's next for this up and coming brewery.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 04:44:18 | More by McStagger
Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.