Epic IPA - Mammoth Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours a hazy golden orange with an off-white, finger width head and fair retention. Lacing is spotty, with little stick.
Smell - Strong, deep caramel notes. Hints of floral hop character.
Taste - Follows the nose. Deep caramel malt character upfront and throughout. Hops are laid back, playing on floral vibes mid-taste, before a mild orange pith bitterness hits in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy. Quite quaffable.
Overall - A well-balanced IPA. Fits in closer to an APA by today's standards. I love the flavor. These deep caramel brews get me every time. Reminiscent of Mad River Steelhead DIPA, with less hop bite. Definitely a future buy... especially when Red Chair goes out of season!
Serving type: can
03-27-2013 05:18:13 | More by TheSixthRing
3.46/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It poured a half finger of head on a clear, amber colored body.
The aroma is nice with lemon and straw.
The taste is smooth with mild bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A fine IPA and a really easy drinker, nothing special but good.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2013 02:08:02 | More by Fatehunter
4/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz can courtesy of blguillen into a Bruery Tulip also courtesy of one Mr. Guillen.
A: Crystal clear amber/orange color. Aggressive slightly tilted pour leads to a thick, frothy white, 1.5 finger head that slowly, incongruously fades leaving a thick slug trail on the sides of the glass and a thick-ish top layer.
S: Fruity hops hit the nose first and are followed by a caramel malt bed. Not an overpowering nose and not all that complex. But solid and inviting.
T: Nice citrus fruit flavors burst through. Not bitter at all. Nice malt backbone supports the orange/grapefruit citrus hops to dance and shine. Nicely balanced.
M: Crisp finish, medium body. Again, not bitter at all which is a nice change of pace in the IPA war of who can pucker your face worse.
O: Highly drinkable, highly sessionable IPA from Mammoth Brewing. This is an IPA that excellent in its simplicity and it's stellar balance.
Serving type: can
11-25-2012 01:21:27 | More by suspect
3.05/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A- Golden amber color with some haziness. Not much head but decent lacing on the glass.
S- Got a whiff of citrusy hops early on but as time goes on what seems to dominate is a dusty raw grain aroma with an odd peanut scent in the back.
T- Hop bitterness is overwhelmed by the grainy sweetness that is somewhat floral in the finish.
M- Medium body and appropriate carbonation for the style.
O- That strange raw grain thing leaves me with the impression that this is an average IPA. Nothing that I can't drink but not a favorite either.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2012 00:08:42 | More by mschind
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Chilled 12 oz. can into a shaker pint. No discernible canning date.
Look- This can has something I've only ever seen before on a questionable lager known as "Mountain Brew Beer Ice." Namely, a number of square pictograms depicting the various sporty activities one might engage in while enjoying a Mountain... I mean Epic IPA.
As for the beer itself, it pours a clear light amber with a sudsy eggshell cap. Decent retention, not much lace.
Smell- Nutty, earthy, musky, light resin. A bit powdery. Agitation brings out some lemon.
Taste- Follows the nose. Very interesting nutty, almost mealy flavor dominates. Buttery? not quite, it's more of a nutty, oily feel than diacetyl usually produces. I'd almost say it's haylike, but it's definitely a green, fresh cut light sun-roasted flavor, and not oxidization. Perhaps roasted sunflower seeds are a good description. Mild sweetness. Finishes with an oily, roasty, peanut butter flavor. Not quite sure what to make of it. Light, brisk hopping is present but certainly not dominant, something like dusky nugget. Lingering taste of baked milled oats and basil.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, carbonation comes out on the sip, fairly crisp. Dry finish, a bit oily.
Overall- Epic? Not sure. A very different take on an AIPA, I can't decide if it's revolutionary or weird. Whatever it is, it's not something I've encountered before. Certainly worth trying.
Serving type: can
06-22-2012 06:44:49 | More by Lawl3ss
3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Old review from 6/2/2011.
Mammoth epic ipa growler from brewery $8
A- pour from growler to pint glass produces a 2 finger frothy khaki head that rests atop a deep amber/copper colored beer. Decent sticky lacing. (Other batches of this beer have a golden color). 3.5
S- pine sap, floral hop aroma, molasses, caramel malt 4
T- a buttery malt taste, dank hops, pine, some citrus. Overly malty in this batch for an ipa uet still quite pleasurable and a food beer. 3.5
M- ever so slightly thin, good carbonation. 3.5
O- good drinkability although a bit sweeter than I normally like my beers especially my ipa's. This is far better fresh in the growler than canned or bottled. I have gotten the epic ipa many times on growler fills and there is some pretty noticable changes in some of the batches. Some are sweeter and more malty, other have a more piney, resinous hop taste. Guess which I prefer? The hopped up ones obviously! 4
Serving type: growler
06-03-2012 01:47:58 | More by t420o
Epic IPA from Mammoth Brewing Company
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