Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States
figmtnbrew.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Yby1acb on 10-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,486
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
286
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
110
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of cruzmartinez
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TossKing7
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear dark amber color with a fine thick off white head. Smells of a citrus fruit and a background of malt/bread. The taste is like the smell, a well balanced brew of hops and malt but easy on the hops . Fine bitterness on the mouth feel.

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Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a two finger head; good retention and a smattering of lace

Smell: Orange peel, caramel and pine

Taste: Malt forward, with caramel and graham cracker tones; the bitterness builds aggressively, through the middle, with an orange marmalade and pine character; the finish is bitter though there is some residual sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Ten years ago I might have thought this to be terrific but it is not the kind of thing I seek with a DIPA these days

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Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urs
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gavmaster
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppy-2-Meet-You
4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a delicious IPA from start to finish. Great taste, not heavy considering its ABV. Definatly get this gem again.

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Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bottle Barn. So take the tropical flavors without the overdone hazy NEIPA style. This is it. Medium golden, hazy (OK, i'll give it that), small ring of head.Aroma is light, sweet and tropical, mangoes and papayas. Taste also reflects the tropical flavors, but pure and sharp, a bit of sting from the ABV. Sweet at first, then hoppy, then warm. Nice.

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Photo of Grill20
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tadertot
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with half inch of foam and little to no lace. Medium carbonation. Mildly creamy with slightly sweet fruit notes. Very little acidity. Not the punchiest double IPA but is well-balanced. Lacks a bit in body and hoppyness but overall a very tasty brew.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quick trip to Westlake Village. Pretty, hot.
At 4 Seasons on tap
a) Pure clear golden body, with lazy carbonation, and fast fading head, not much lace.
s) Tropical and orange marmalade hops on nose.
t) Follows aroma. Better, bigger, and more fragrant and interesting. Good marks on taste. Sharp and nice finish. Bitterness overcomes sweetness.
f) nice wine like astringency in the end, but not the first beer of the evening.

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Photo of Nrod
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on draft in a restaurant in Santa Barbara. It doesn't have my favorite hop profile, or malt profile, but they do a great job crafting it to achieve a balance of hops, malt, alcohol, body and carbonation. For me the nose is heavy on stone fruit, maybe a bit of tropical fruit, pine, grassy and earthy, not much citrus at all, a little dankness. The taste brings on the hops with moderate bitterness balanced with creaminess and alcohol and malt. Stone fruit, some tropicals, grass and earth, pine, dankness, dampness... finishes pretty smooth. I tried it against a stone IPA draft sample which by comparison tasted overwrought, overly bitter. Overall I was pretty impressed.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great DIPA!

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Photo of XavierBenitez
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick_perry
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color. Aromas and flavor of tropical fruits, especially papaya. Very smooth. Hops don’t seem as pronounced until the finish.

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Photo of Rogerlb
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber yields a frothy head. Lacing is thin but aggressive, creating an even curtain on my glass. Opaque, golden orange color. Very attractive pour, sirs.

Aroma is quite fruity -- not citrus so much as fruit. Strawberry (no kidding) and guava with barely a citrus bite.

With the taste comes the citrus. Still quite juicey with an initial piney pineapple/ orange tart bite. It's not particularly heavy or carby for a DIPA. Hops are, unfortunately, of the cat and shoe variety. In other words, more stale blanket than forest glen. But I'm not complaining. Yet. Now I'm getting the reason for the name.

Leather and metal seems to result from that 9.2%. You know how some DIPA's don't know when to quit, and certain elements keep it out of balance? This. I feel this would be much improved if the ABV were 1% less. It's "hot" without being boozy. You with me? You don't drink grain alcohol because it's smooth. Fruit and citrus is quite nice, underlying pine a good backbone and oh that aroma. But booze pushes things to an overly caustic mouthfeel that's unnecessary. You got your DIPA and you wish it were 7% max.

Finish is pine, bit of metal. As it warms the citrus is more rind than juice. Not fatal. Less than the sum of its parts. Damn it.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a chilled glass mug. Colour is a nice amber / orange with a off white head and plenty of lacing. Smells of strong hops and maybe mango/guava. Taste much like the aroma with a strong aftertaste. Not bad at all. Enjoy!

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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 286 ratings