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IPA 395 - Mammoth Brewing Company

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83
good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-04-2008)
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mactrail

Washington

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
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raulazzer

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-12-2014 15:30:56 | More by raulazzer
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bigjoe786

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-12-2014 02:58:17 | More by bigjoe786
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Jpohling


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-03-2014 22:18:11 | More by Jpohling
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Bazyx

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-28-2014 21:37:32 | More by Bazyx
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Lobina

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

04-26-2014 23:32:12 | More by Lobina
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-25-2014 17:15:19 | More by jwswigs
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LloydBobBoozehound

California

5/5  rDev +36.6%

04-21-2014 04:04:39 | More by LloydBobBoozehound
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SB_Brewmaster

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-03-2014 03:40:09 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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vma

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-24-2014 05:49:08 | More by vma
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thkrb99

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-12-2014 18:21:39 | More by thkrb99
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-11-2014 06:19:12 | More by zestar
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-27-2014 12:44:49 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Schwegler

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-25-2014 14:57:36 | More by Schwegler
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imyourhero21

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-22-2014 07:52:10 | More by imyourhero21
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to KEWire for adding this as an extra!

Let me preface this review by saying I normally don't care for beers with a bunch of flora added to them, i.e. juniper, sage, and what not.

Appearance:
Pours a beautiful dark copper/ amber color with the appropriate amount of carbonation. About a one inch, tan creamy head. Stunning looking beer. It screams "Make love to me with your face." Poured into a 12oz tulip glass.

Smell:
Holy balls. If you went and picked a bunch of fresh juniper and sage from a mountain side, it probably wouldn't smell as fresh as this beer does. There's also a bit of a mint aroma that I'm getting, probably from the juniper. It's hard to explain, but even though the juniper is very prevalent, its not over the top. You better like juniper if you wanna try this beer though. Also a faint smell of sweet and biscuit malt.

Taste:
Definitely notice all of the flora up front, but the taste gets rounded out with the sweet malt and great hop profile. Very well balanced. All of the flavors, play an important role in this beer, and while the flora is prominent, its not screaming for attention.

Mouthfeel:
Feels exactly like it should. (That's what she said)

Overall:
Double IPA's are hard to get right. Especially when you start adding different flora to it. You better know what the hell your doing. The guys at Mammoth nailed this one. You can't sit around and hammer a bunch of these beers. But this one sure did go down fast. A gin drinker's wet dream. Really enjoyed it.


Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 21:24:20 | More by Theortiz01
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evanforbeer

California

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer! Certainly a "mountainy" beer.

Fresh juniper/sage on the nose, lots of it.

Crisp and juicy citrusy and piney hops with a little biscuity malt, sweet and floral layer with juniper and sage, a touch of wild blackberries. Finishes with a warm faint caramely malt note, again with hops and juniper lingering on the palate.

I grew up cruising up the 395 to the Mammoth/ surrounding Sierra area, so perhaps there's a bit of nostalgia for me with this beer. However, I think the use of local juniper, sage, and wild hops is not a mere gimmick but actually creates a unique and delicious beer. While the juniper and sage are featured and very present, they do not dominate the palate but pair and bring out great flavors of the hops. Very drinkable and enjoyable for many occasions.

cheers

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 05:45:38 | More by evanforbeer
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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-17-2013 07:37:20 | More by Booner818
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TxMdScotty298

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-11-2013 00:39:53 | More by TxMdScotty298
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-04-2013 01:13:42 | More by Cynic-ale
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Nightrain87

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-02-2013 00:17:28 | More by Nightrain87
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111213forlife

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%

09-25-2013 03:28:52 | More by 111213forlife
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Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-24-2013 20:53:23 | More by Sarmartay
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jakecattleco

California

3/5  rDev -18%

09-21-2013 06:18:34 | More by jakecattleco
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-07-2013 23:31:33 | More by fredmugs
IPA 395 from Mammoth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.