IPA 395 - Mammoth Brewing Company
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Reviews by Douglas14:
2.78/5 rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
I don't know what to say about this beer other than that I am really confused.
The beer pours a golden color with a very nice, thick head that leaves good lace. The smell is of fresh hops and herbs, with a very strong perfume essence...almost to the point of overbearing, but I think it is welcoming because it is stronger than any other IPA i have had.
Now for the taste; wtf? Whoa, I was completely thrown off and, unfortunately, turned off by this beer. I think the sage and juniper flavors are way too overpowering and takes away form the underlying IPA style. It's as if sage perfume was dumped into the beer. The sage and juniper really doesn't hit you until you swallow, then the essence arrives very strongly. In my opinion, this much herb flavor isn't a good match for a bitter, hoppy, beer.
If you love sage, then this is your beer. It's definitely worth trying just so you can see what it is like, but I will definitely stay away from this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2008 02:51:39 | More by Douglas14
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3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
You could say this really does smell like the Sierras with all the pine, sage, and juniper. Very attractive coppery orange color in the tall Belgian glass. Plenty of foam that lasts well. Quite fragrant with the woodsy and resiny smells.
This is quite malty but not overly sweet. Pungent is the word you are looking for here. Still it's sippable, if a little intense. Scratchy bitter notes with hops and that distinct juniper bitterness. Piney and resiny. It reminds me of the spruce-flavored beers, but way beyond. There is some hot orange marmalade and a very bitter aftertaste.
This is an interesting variation on the usual DIPA styles. Intense and hard to drink very much, but it's a unique flavor mix in my experience. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 06:48:23 | More by mactrail
IPA 395 from Mammoth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.