Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Lizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPALizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
254
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
38.06%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
91
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 254
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.97/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Girlfriend brought me a growler from her trip to Santa Barbara. Fig Mountain seriously knocked it out of the park on this one.

A: Poured into a Fig Mountain shaker pint. Pours a light straw color with a thin white head and a nice lacing on the glass. A friend was drinking Bud Light and we compared the two in their glasses. They were almost identical in appearance with the Lizard's Mouth being just a touch darker. I expected darker and heavier and it threw me off a bit.

S: Fresh, fresh, fresh citrusy hops. Smells like walking through the central coast vineyards on a spring day with a glass of beer to keep you company. There are some fruity notes and a touch of something almost earthy or woody, but these aren't very pronounced. The hops take center stage here with the fruit tartness coming into play far more in the taste than the aromatics.

T: How they managed to make a 9.2% double IPA taste this clean and smooth is beyond me. I'm expecting a monster tornado of hop-packed bite, and instead I'm greeted by one of the most easy drinking beers I've ever had. There is plenty of bright bitter hops, but they're balanced by just a bit of citrus fruit twang that lead to a clean and dry finish that left me ready to drink more.

M: I've heard people complain that they only like "clean" tasting IPAs and sometimes had trouble understanding what that meant. This is a great example of that. The flavor lingers, but doesn't make you feel like your mouth is coated in straight hop oil. The carbonation isn't aggressive, but it's present such that this beer wouldn't feel out of place in a wine glass or champagne flute. This is one you could drink all day if you can handle the high ABV.

O: I didn't expect Fig had it in them to blow my socks off like this. This is an IPA with gold-medal potential that still manages to stick to the brewery's tradition of making beers that are easily enjoyed by both seasoned beer geeks, and buyers of cheap 30-packs alike. Really, really hope they consider bottling this one. It's delicious!

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerswag
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look is nice golden color with orange tones, lots of fluffy head, however carboation bubbles are not as active, lacing is minimal. Smell is subdued for a double.. Nose is fruity tones; mango, pineapple, smelling juicy. Taste is stone fruit, mango, pineapple, and sweet carmel mAlts. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodoed with bitterness not taking over, but present. Bottle may be a little dated, but no date in this one.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours a clear golden color with little head or lacing. Nose is citrus and some pine. Taste leans more towards the piney side. Beer is nice and crisp and very well balanced.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MisterGone
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 into tulip. Poured a dark orange with a slight white head. Aroma was definitely of tropicals - a sweetness pervaded. Passionfruit, guava? Not sure if some of that was malt influenced. Flavor continued with the tropicals up front. Some citrussy stuff across the palate with a malt-sweetness as well. Not exactly balanced, but still tasty. Just a little sweet for me in the DIPA genre. More citrus in the finish yet without a dry alcohol blast -so be careful with the +9...

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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Intlpostman
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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