Imperial IPA | Mendocino Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Zorro on 07-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
221
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
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Photo of JohnBradSC
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes out a dark shade of amber. Aroma didn't drop the aroma hops heavy, just bittering.

Taste again, bitterness, but not hop flavor. Just amped up long boil bittering hops, crystal malt, that's been done a thousand times over. Astringent. Alcohol definitely noticeable. Grapefruit and woodsy caramel and more toffee flavors. Kind of a hybrid between imperial English and American ipa styles.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours amber with a slight chill haze under a sudsy 2” moderately persistent off-white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Big citrus, resin and grass hop aromas, bread and light malt sweetness.
T: Bread and light malt caramel sweetness provide a backbone for citrusy hops with some grapefruit and a delicate astringency from high hopping rates that linger well into the aftertaste. Some melon notes.
F: Medium body, medium carbonation, slight astringency in the end from the hops.
O: A big hop forward beer.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of therealsikes
1.89/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tastes like copper - Sikes

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ridgeline23
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Swaino
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of kevinmaher
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Nbdreher
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Imperial IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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