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Epic IPA - Mammoth Brewing Company

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Epic IPAEpic IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-06-2008

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Photo of Johnny_V
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Tyrus
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of lordofstarside
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring a bit of the can into a snifter to get the look and smell, taste and feel are out of the can

Pours a cloudy orange and amber gold with a finger of foam. Transparency around 60%, moderate carbonation stemming from the center, alright lacing and retention. This would probably be more clear if it was fresher

Smells of strong citrus and earthy hops- a lot of floral pine with a touch of grapefruit, back up by a fairly strong and very sweet caramel malt. Again freshness would probably improve this aspect of the beer also, still pretty good

Taste is with the nose, a nice light hoppy flavor of pine and citrus balanced well against a sweet caramel malt and a touch of alcohol. Definitely not the most exciting, but pretty solid none the less.

Feel is a medium/light body with a wet finish. Not very bitter at all (44 ibu) and would probably make a good gateway ipa. Alcohol is concealed and finish is smooth. This stuff is pretty drinkable

Overall while 'epic' is a bit of an over statement of this beer, this stuff is pretty good especially on a warm summer day. I feel like it's a bit underscored, and the bros giving it a 68 further solidifies they're ineptness. Worth a try if available, ever since my shop stopped selling hop 'ottin this is my go to canned beer

Photo of ScottO
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured to a slight head. medium amber that was crystal clear

S - noted to floral and citrus. pleasing aroma

T - the notes and floral I smelled turned into something with a funny aftertaste. It had to come from the hops cause it wasn't malty

M - good level of carbonation that kept beer fresh to finish

O - don't think I would buy again but only because of the intense IPA competition.

Photo of Direx
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Great amber color. More red than orange, but still a dark amber. Head is the most persistent I've seen on any brew yet.

S: Woody, very hoppy and sour aroma. Smells like mahogany, acorns. Earthy.

T: Not terribly complicated. Total brute force of high grade hops--very generous amount. I wouldn't say it's the most refined IPA i've had but it is thick, flavorful and complete. This stuck could knock you down after a while--very intense flavors that stay together well.

M: Full mouth-feel, no corner cutting here. Sour element when you move it around. Pleasant.

O: A great IPA that prides itself on pummeling you with great quality hops. It's rich and intense with uncomplicated flavors. Finishes clean, great scents. Really stands out when it comes to quality and intensity of it's hops--one of the better IPAs I've had.

EDIT: This was my full review during a blind taste test.

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Sark
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- slight haze, light orange-copper hue, minimal head even with vigorous pour, some lacing down the glass

Smell- mild citrus and earthy tones for the hops, sweet maltiness but not too prominent

Taste- hop bitters on the tip and middle tongue, malt flavors are difficult to note and could be more pronounced to balance out the bitterness

Mouthfeel- noticeable hop oils, medium bodied, crisp finish with lingering tinge on the back of the mouth

Overall- A descent IPA I'd take on the trail for a quick refresher, not a super serious sit down and pick out the components brew

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

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3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Epic IPA from Mammoth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.