Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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From:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,598
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,613
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.3%
Ratings:
301
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 07, 2021
Added:
Oct 26, 2013
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  113
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Lizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPALizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPA
Notes: None
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4.54 by SudsSurfer from California on Nov 07, 2021
 
3.95 by simonrgilbert57 from California on May 10, 2021
 
4.29 by gboley from California on Mar 27, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BrinkingDeer from California

Pretty great but also prettttty expensive ha

Jun 13, 2020
 
4.49 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
 
3.96 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 06, 2020
 
4.21 by Antg8989 from New Jersey on Nov 13, 2019
 
4.12 by jakecattleco from California on Oct 22, 2019
 
4.24 by anthony-s from New Jersey on Oct 03, 2019
 
4.1 by DB28 from California on Sep 15, 2019
 
3.96 by Finkline from California on Jul 06, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JamarcusMarinovich from California

Poured into pint glass from can. Thin head, modest nose...a bit of citrus, not too piney. Bitter of the hops on back of my tongue, finishes crisp. Citrus hints but I can't place it. Tastes and feels lighter than 9+ abv I-IPA...which is good. Alcohol there but not in your face.

May 28, 2019
 
3.81 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on May 09, 2019
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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Paradigm_1775 from California

Hands down my new favorite imperial IPA. This IPA has an incredibly smooth and slightly malty front which will have you instantly recognizing it's high notes of papaya and mango. Going down it has just enough of a hoppy bite to compliment the beer. Overall, this is one of my new mandatory fridge-stock beers. Show me a better beer for the price you'll find these at. Figueroa, yall did a mighty good job here.

Mar 05, 2019
 
5 by Heatherg from California on Jan 03, 2019
 
3.75 by cruzmartinez from California on Dec 14, 2018
 
3.71 by TossKing7 from California on Dec 14, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by brewnme from Maine

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.

Aug 21, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Apr 25, 2018
 
3.5 by jeff1973 from California on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.79 by Urs from Connecticut on Mar 29, 2018
 
4.09 by BlueSpader from Washington on Mar 22, 2018
 
3.96 by gavmaster from California on Mar 22, 2018
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4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Hoppy-2-Meet-You from California

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

Feb 18, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Jan 29, 2018
 
4 by Grill20 from California on Dec 26, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Tadertot from California

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.

Nov 07, 2017
 
4 by paulish from New York on Nov 07, 2017
 
3.79 by spoony from Colorado on Oct 28, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Act25 from New Jersey

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.

Sep 11, 2017
 
4.16 by Nrod from Argentina on Aug 25, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by PlinyMeNow from California

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.

Jul 23, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NeilSilber1 from California

Great DIPA! Pours amber with white cap. Nice rich and malty flavor.

Petros Restaurant Century City on Draft.

Jul 01, 2017
 
4.47 by XavierBenitez from California on May 31, 2017
 
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 30, 2017
 
4 by Marvicsin from California on May 28, 2017
 
4.36 by WickedBeer from Alabama on May 09, 2017
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3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

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

Apr 24, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rogerlb from California

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.

Apr 01, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by vikinggary28 from California

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!

Mar 12, 2017
Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 301 ratings