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Epic IPA - Mammoth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-06-2008)
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Photo of TheJza
1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Poured from bottle. 6.5%. Pretty weak ipa. I drink ipa's pretty much exclusively. This is one of the poorest ones I've had in a long time. Do not recommend. Has a coffee undertone, almost like a brown. It's doody juice.

Photo of pwoods
1.98/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

12oz. stubby brown bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours an average amber with decent clarity. About a finger worth of off white head. Some retention. Decent lacing.

S: Not much aroma. Not really getting much hops. Some light malt sweetness. There's a.... burnt plastic?.... aroma there... somehow.

T/M: Low bitterness, might not even be APA levels. Hardly any American hop flavor, or any hop flavor for that matter. Malts are lightly biscuity with a touch of sweetness. Body is medium with mild carbonation.

D: This beer sucks...

Photo of nhindian
2.45/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle generously provided by jodan as an extra, thanks Jordan!

A - Pours an amber color with a golden burst of flare around the edges. The head is small and understated, only about a finger high and poor retention, but the consistency is a nice fluff. The lacing more than makes up for the head formation, with generous coating. The body itself is rather clear with slow, lackadaisical bubbles making up the carbonation.

S - The nose on this beer is much more malty than I would've thought given the name, to the point where it even begins to outshine the hops. In fact, the hops are hard to discern, but when they do come through, it is a spicy, floral smell.

T - The taste is much of the same of the nose, unfortunately, as the malts are much too prominent. By the time the malt, raisins, and brown sugar of the malts subside, the only flavors that the hops generate are some light citrus and bitterness. Again, the hops are spicy and earthy, and the finish even manages to bring some slight alcohol heat. As the beer finishes, I'm getting some of that grape bubblegum that I sometimes get from malty pilsners.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with medium-to-low carbonation. The body is somewhat sticky and syrupy, and the malts combined with this lends this beer to be a compared to a weak barleywine in my eyes.

D/O - Drinkability is low. I understand trying to brew a balanced IPA, but tipping that see-saw to overshadow the IPAs is just wrong. Epic is probably not the first thing, or second, or third or.... I'd use to describe this beer. This one is a miss for me.

Photo of jakecattleco
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of shade13
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of vacax
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Dark orange to amber in color with a fair sized cream colored head. Looks mighty similar to the Mammoth Paranoid Pale. Decent retention and some good lacing present. Aroma has earthy hops, vegetal hops, slight citrus twang, and malt sweetness. Tastes plenty hoppy, but just a flat out bad hop profile. Astringent, vegetal hops with a slight bit of flora and a cookie finish. Not very nice. Medium-full body with a smooth low-mid carbonation. Don't care much for this one.

Photo of Adzints7
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of polistuta
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

I like my IPAs very hoppy with an above average bitterness on the finish. This beer is as subtle as it gets with the hops. The finish is smooth, which is not what I look for in an IPA (as stated). Very dark in color for an IPA. On first sip, I was thinking the bar poured me a Pale, but the subtle hops on the finish was enough to think otherwise. For IPAs, this one doesnt cut it, which is curious to me because the Brewery is great.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA

A: Pours a medium amber, with a nice white head, good retention, and some lacing.

S: Earthy, bitter hops, and caramel malt.

T: Light maltiness greets the palate first, toasty, biscuity followed by earthy, almost grungy hops, not a big fan of this flavour, but still drinkable.

M: No real problems, light and crisp, could use more body though.

D: The worst beer I have had from Mammoth so far, just didn't appeal to me, so it goes.

Photo of Todd
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz brown stubby. Clear, bright, rich copper color, topped with a frothy, white head. A good finger of foam retains for while, then settles to a healthy lace with plenty of clinging stick to the glass.

Nose is quite aromatic, perfume-y, floral, and full of fresh sweet grains.

Medium-bodied with a hard water mouthfeel. Actually, watery all around with a weak malt character that’s quickly subdued by a dominant grainy flavor and feel, and a lackluster thinned hop character lurking beneath. Some bready notes as the beer warms. Quick citric flash, but that’s about it. Palate is left dry with notes of dusty herbal and grain.

A pretty boring offering, and not much of an IPA.

Photo of Tyrus
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of trubeernick
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of nightwing002
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kinda like Raul's grade point average in junior high - 3.0 down the line. It's ok, but Raul also had a girlfriend that was "ok" and Raul kicked her to the curb.

So, if you want a beer that you'd drank, then kick to the curb, have at it.

Photo of Wetenkamp
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of pisano
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of vma
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of bird22
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jaredkc889
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Dirtyrat91740
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of WBMiller
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Seanibus
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit heavier and maltier than I would have liked to see.

Pours a clear deep copper with an unbelievably titanic head. It's so thick and heavy, I suspected at first that the bottle was spoiled, but it proved to be OK.

the aroma is thick and syrupy, with a piney hop overtone, almost caramelized in its malty richness. The flavor is heavy and caramelly with a thin piney hop flavor and a citrus bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thinner than the heavy flavor would suggest.

Photo of magictacosinus
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of 2neardead
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Epic IPA from Mammoth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.