IPA 395 - Mammoth Brewing Company
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Reviews by sloejams:
4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The last beer I reviewed was almost exactly one year ago today. Somehow seeing the score for this, I felt compelled to add my 2 cents - here they are:
Had this on-tap several places in Mammoth over the years. The quality ranges from the shitty Whiskey Creek, with their corroded tap lines; to the pub at the main lodge at Mammoth Mt, where it was as fresh and clean as possible. When it's good, it's great. I think the stock moves out so quickly in the wee village, that you're as likely to get a bottle of it as fresh as any place.
Color-wise: looks like a DIPA: dark and a bit beefy with the froth of a well-groomed IPA. There is the spices in the nose and the taste that throws some people off. I get that. BUT - I like it. It's made with sage and juniper - not necessarily something you expect from an IPA or DIPA.
Whether it is a DIPA or IPA - it doesn't fit to style. I'm not judging it on that (I don't think it's a DIPA - as listed here). It's unique and when fresh - quite delicious. Worth a try, even for the extreme hopheads.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2010 04:33:00 | More by sloejams
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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.