Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Lizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPALizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPA
BA SCORE
88.6%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 272 ratings
Lizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPALizards Mouth Imperial  Double IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Yby1acb on 10-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,026
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
272
Liked:
241
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
11.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
99
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 30
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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

Growler pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Michael for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slightly better citrus hop presence in the smell.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear golden color with a thin white soapy head.
Some nice lacing down the glass.

S: A nice blend of mango, citrus and piney hops. Some musty resin in the background with some caramel malt.

T: Nice citrusy hop bite right off the bat with some tangerine peel and sweet caramel malt. Finish is smooth and malty with just a touch of pine hop
resin. Incredibly drinkable for this ABV. Very nicely done.

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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear pale orange with a thin (1/2-inch) white head which fades slowly leaving some spotty lace.

N: Pungent pine and citrus (orange), floral.

T: Follows nose with plenty of juicy citrus and sticky pine. Malts form a solid backbone and the ABV is noted.

M: Moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Finishes with some bitterness and dry dank herbal notes.

O: Straight forward and to the point. Big ABV is a creeper.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.97/5  rDev +22.1%
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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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thank you Fig Brew! By far the best beer to come out of Santa Barbara. So smooth, balanced, beautifully hopped, no harsh alcohol (it's nearly 10%) and just incredible fresh pine/tropical fruit/grapefruit aroma and flavor.

A: light, clear, perfectly pale. Good head and lacing

S: Like Alpine Nelson and Enjoy By had a baby. Just clean, fresh mango/pineapple/citrus and pine.

M: very nice body. Perfect carbonation and not syrupy at all. Just light and smooth and well rounded

T: Tropical fruit punch, some grapefruit, pine , some light grass (think the resiny part of a fresh hop beer), some Sauvignon blanc notes here as well.

O: just exceeded all my expectations. A great IIPA

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4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Impressive. Just impressive.
Tried this at the Buellton brewery. Never would have thought something this good would be coming out of here. Great color, and clean lacing. Awsome and surprising hint of Tropical scent clean finish and a damn good buzz after three. Was second guessing driving past Firestone but no mas!!!

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Lizards Mouth Imperial Double IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.6% out of 100 with 272 ratings
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