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%
 
 
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Photo of owenepstein
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent pungent flavor. Copper color. Bitter tasting with a big bang. It's surprising that it's only 8%. I think it tastes much stronger.

The flavor stays on the tongue.

It's a great sipping IPA.

Lots of caramel flavor.
Very hoppy tasting
Very fruity
I love this IPA.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Clear caramel copper color with half a finger of white soapy head some small spotty lacing.
S - Caramel malt, a little toffee, huge alcohol scent, grapefruit.
T - The munich malt in this is so noticable and unbalanced, its very bready and spicy, then you get a second wave of malt that is really sweet and oily. A little grapefruit, but meh.
M - Cloying and oily
O - Bad Imperial IPA, so off balanced with the malt to hops, and the Munich Malt has to go, looking at most of Mendocino's lineup looks like its their most preferred malt, which is fine, if you're more suited to a german style ipa...wait what...?

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4.42/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

mendocino imperial ipa is a great beer or should i say ale its a full bodied ipa with great flavor. mendocino imperial ipa is brewed with a lot of premium varieties of hops such as Amarillo, Cascade which are some of my favorite hops.. it also has caramel and 2-row pale malts.. i really love this beer for its strong hop aroma and the taste is a strong bitter citrus flavor

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