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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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275 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Yby1acb on 10-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,086
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
275
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
101
Trade:
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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 31
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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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late July for $1.99. No bottling date visible but it has been refrigerated at the bottle shop and in my beer fridge.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head with the initial pour.

Nose had faint hints of peaches and mango.

Taste was well balanced between the malt base with a sprinkle of mango, finishing with a light pine kick.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this beer was an easy drinker at the high abv level. Would like to try it on tap again.

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Photo of sjrider
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpdKilz
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 275 ratings
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