Hurricane Deck IPA
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,017
Ranked #30,845
3.77 | pDev: 12.73%
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States
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Hurricane Deck IPAHurricane Deck IPA
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Thanks to DEK196 for including this in a trade.

L: Clear dark copper brown pour. Massive foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Caramel malts and sweetness. Floral and piney hops.

T/F: Rich dark caramel malts lend it a definite sweetness. There's bitterness here but well masked. The hop profile tends to the floral and pine. A little citrus mixed, but in the background. Earthy... a little thick in body for an IPA (for my taste at least)... well carbonated. Finish is sticky, resinous, and a little sweet.

O: Fairly average for a DIPA. Tends a bit too far towards the malty/sweet for my taste. Not bad... and certainly drinkable, but not one I'd go out of my way to revisit. Glad I had the chance to try it.

May 25, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper orange with a foamy white head that laces well. Smells of sweet caramel malt, a pinch of citrus, and herbal and piney hops. Flavor follows with a ton of burnt sugary sweetness. Feel is slick and coats the mouth. Medium feel with good carbonation. Overall, this beer looks pretty inside and out of the bottle but doesn't offer much more for me. Cheers!

Mar 20, 2017
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Absolut from California

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Westlake tap room

orange pour with a nice head. muted smell of hops, citrus and malt. not as bitter or hoppy as I was hoping for, given the description.

mild citrus and hop bitterness.

Jan 24, 2016
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sommersb from Tennessee

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 04-15-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip glass
Purchased: Received from a friend

A: Hazy, dark amber colored beer sits under a small cream colored head. A nice sticky lace is formed on the glass although the head fades quickly.

S: Aromas consist of citrus and pine hops plus tropical fruits, but are not very strong.

T: Big bitterness up front with hop flavors that I'd describe as woody and piney. Some alcohol warming is felt too.

M: The beer has a chewy body and average amount of carbonation. The aftertaste is bitter and try and maybe a bit astringent, although it seems to smooth out as the beer warms up.

O: A pretty good DIPA here but seems to miss the mark in several areas.

Thank you Craig for the try!

Apr 16, 2014
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searsclone from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy butterscotch color with big, sticky tan head

Smell is faint smoke and grassy hops with a bit of alcohol

Taste is hop forward with smoke, alcohol, sugar and malt, with a nutty aftertaste. Very nice balance with well hidden abv

Mouth is slightly chewy, medium body with a dry finish

Overall, nicely balanced and extremely easy to drink. Definitely worthy a try.

Mar 10, 2014
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beagle75 from Iowa

2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Strong resinous pine and ground spices make for a classic, if dated, West Coast hops smell. Toasted bread and caramel are also present, suggesting a balanced double IPA rather than a simple palette upon which hops are displayed. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins dry, with savory crystal malt that cultivates an umami quality not often seen in a beer of the style. Hops aromatics are simplistic, following the smell closely but struggling to display focus on any particular quality. Some fruit develops during the middle, conflicting with the hops flavors that turn medicinal. The finish is moderately bitter, with relatively little flavor or character other than some latent mint that is likely lending the medicinal qualities. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, very resinous and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This DIPA underachieves or otherwise phones in practically every detail of its sensory profile; even the tint of the beer is a shade or two more dark than the ideal. Taken all together, it is not a train wreck so much as something that sneaks across the palate never to be contemplated again. It is hard to imagine the makers of this beer looking forward to a glass of it at the end of the day.

Dec 27, 2013
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NICKV1117 from California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75 begin with I must admit I was attracted to the great label and the fact that it is a "double" or "imperial" IPA. Pours well with a half finger of head and nice lacing all the way.
Color is a dark amber. Clear with medium carbonation. Aroma is typical for an IPA..strong hops with citrus, hay and grass. Nice mouth feel and bitter hoppy taste with a malty back
feel. All in all an above average brew, if not outstanding. Enjoy!

Jul 27, 2013
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Ian_the_Pale from Washington

4.93/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

High amount of Hops and very little Malt, means near perfection for the taste buds. Not much of a fruity taste or smell. The aroma is amazing and matches the taste. I've enjoyed this one chilled and warm! yes, the flavor does alter once the beer warms up but that was the IPA's original purpose in the first place, right. It's appearance is dark but not too dark.

Jun 04, 2013
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy-sweet on the palate, Figueroa Mountain's big-boy IPA boasts a hearty malt body and a wrap of hoppy goodness to soak it all in.

It starts out honey-amber, slightly hazed and with a medium frothy cap to lead the charge. Though its crown soon colapses back into the glass, it manages to lace with a broken ring here and there.

And its honey appearances lean into aroma and taste as well. Its sweet caramelly upstart reigns in hop elements of citrus, tropical fruit, and tea-like herbs to add depth of flavor and aromas midway through the session. But a close of both sharp and citrusy bitterness fuses with more stemmy and broad bitterness making me think the beer is of both American and English origins.

Medium-full on the palate, the beer remains that way through much of its taste- not allowing much dryness or crispness to occur in its finish. Warm and semi-dry, it's a wonderful ale that balances a bit too much toward the malt for even an Imperiao IPA for me.

May 04, 2013
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a orange color with a white head on top. Very nice thin retention and sticky lacing. The smell of the beer is a bit on the dank side, some floral hops and citrus in there as well. The taste of the beer is slightly sweet up front, with a piney lemon flavor. The malts are a bit sweet. The mouthfeel is decent, good medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a pretty good brew.

Apr 14, 2013
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rawfish from California

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz format poured into an oversized tulip glass. Nearly no head forms above a copper/amber body. Poor retention with small dots of lacing and tight bubbles.

High malt character with interesting hop mixture. Toffee and caramel malt sweetness blends nicely with a fruity pineapple, pine resin, tangerines and grape bubble gum aroma some light grass sneaks in as well.

Caramel malt slightly grainy, hop flavor is rather unpronounced with dull throbbing of pine, earthiness and herbal tea. Bitterness is high and really breaks into the flavor profile early with interfering soapy dryness.

Medium body that gets lightened up significantly with active carbonation. Dries well but also has a soapy feel that gets in the way of discerning some flavors. Alcohol gets pushed aside by the bitterness.

A palate ruining IPA, good aroma but flavor profile is very average, the hops all got poured into alpha acid content and aroma leaving a weak earthy and pine flavored ale. The drying quality and the tight carbonation redeem this beer somewhat (only b/c I'm a sucker for active carbonation). A little more citrus could go a long way for this beer. Worth a try.

Apr 12, 2013
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TaySuth from California

3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark amber in color with a short but dense off-white head that dissipates just a little too quickly. Great lacing.

Smell: Moderate strength aroma with hops leading. Tangerine, floral, and a hint of grass. Minimal pale malt aroma. Nice but not amazing.

Taste: The bitterness hits immediately. Very strong but not the smoothest bittering. Hops taste floral, citrus, and grassy with a slight hint of pine. Just enough pale malt backbone but a touch more would have been better.

Mouthfeel: Just a bit under a medium body with nice carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer for the most part but would have liked to see a better tasting bitterness, a touch more malt, and a bit more heft in the body.

Mar 29, 2013
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McStagger from California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now available in six packs! Bombers are great and all, but they are rip off.

A: Fairly dark orange hue. Almost bordering on a shade of garnet when held up to my desk lamp. The usual khaki foam, with about one and a half fingers worth. Pretty good retention, with the head softly receding. Leaving behind some nice lacing. Good clarity, with moderate to minimal looks on the carbonation. Bubbles are tiny.

S: Pretty big west coast aromas from the glass. Caramel and light toffee from the malt. Touch of cinnamon. Pineapple sweetness via the alcohol, some citrus. Not overloaded on grapefruit. Notes of pine needles, a bit of resin.

T: Mango and papaya flesh on the tip. Almost immediately overtaken by an assertive bitterness through the mid palate. Finishes oily and a bit astringent, with tangerine and grapefruit rind in the palate intermingling with a piney, almost ashen, bitterness. Finishes very dry.

M: Deceptively light, even given the style. The brewer did an excellent job in hiding the malt bill and the high abv.

O: I'm impressed. Smells like it's going to be all malt and tastes like nothing of the sort. An exceptionally bitter 82 IBU's, this is Fig Mountain's best beer to date.

Mar 25, 2013
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $7.79
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel amber color with two fingers of off-white head. Below average lacing, average-to-below average retention.

Smelled a lot like their Hoppy Poppy IPA I had a few weeks ago. Got sweet floral hops up front, followed by caramel and toffee malts. Even a little bit of bubble gum in the nose. Worked nice together. Had me looking forward to the taste.

Tasted initially reminded me of Manzanita’s Chaotic, but not as strong. Still got the floral hops. Also Columbus hops coming through. Bitter finish, but not overwhelming.

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.

A bit disappointed overall after having a few of their other beers (notably their IPA and brown ale.). Would probably give it another try, since I’m a sucker for DIPA’s, but still.

Jan 12, 2013
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mactrail from Washington

3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A genuinely orange color in the globe glass. Enough foam and plenty of suds on the palate.

Taste is the classic big hop citrus rind mouthful. Rather sharp and acideic on the tongue. Orange peel aroma and grapefruit pith bitterness. Lots of malt, which just seems to jack up the alcohol content while the hop thugs horse around. I wish hops would get expensive again.

The slightly sweet maltiness makes a brief appearance. I can't find anything interesting to say about this beer. It's sort of watery for a DIPA, which is not a bad thing, and it does have a nice foamy mouthfeel. But my lips hurt. Can I go now?

22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego.

Dec 08, 2012
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, honey, and alcohol. Taste is of citrus zest, herbal hops, and malt on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors.

Aug 27, 2012
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Figueroa Mountain mambo line continues with this Double IPA. There's no freshness date, but I don't see any sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Coming from the 22 ounce format, on to the beer:

Brilliant copper colored beer, topped by a low head whcih settles around the glass. Dots of lace decorate the tulip. The nse is a fruity delight. In particular are the tropical fruit, which include notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. Love it!

Once again, this beer goes with the fruit. There's still plenty of mango and pineapple left over from the aroma that appears in the taste. The bitterness is resiny. There's a kick of passionfruit as well, and a base of toasted malts. It's medium bodied, and it's paired with a lower than average carbonation, and an 8% ABV that is hidden well.

Just a tasty beer; one more out of Figueroa Mountain. While I do recommend trying this beer, be aware that it goes for $9 a bomber.

Jul 17, 2012
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whatthehull from California

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A - a very nice deep red/copper, three finger off white/light tan lacing and some very sticky lacing

S - cinnamon, herbs, spices, fruity hops, smells of the tropics, very sugary like a caramelized brown sugar, pine, greens and wood

T - Very bitter up front, lots of spices, pine, soil, still very bitter in the middle, some fruity/earthy hops and more bitterness

M - Full bodied, medium minus balance, decent complexity, medium plus acidity and a very violently bitter start and finish

D/O - I LOVE BITTER and this beast is effing bitter. Has rad flavor lying underneath all that bitterness. Still very nice. The nose is lovely and the taste is the same just overly bitter. I do like this beer a lot, just missing the refreshment for me!

Final thought - great nose, just don't know if I want to pay $8 to make sure I didn't just get a bad batch. But the color and smell makes me think this is the top shelf of this ale

Jul 02, 2012
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t420o from Colorado

3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Figueroa Brweing Hurricane DIPA

A- pour produces a 2 finger off white head resting on a caramel/amber color body. Good retention and lacing 4

S- very malty with caramel leading the way. Light bitter and citrusy hop smell pokes through but this isn't a good sign. It smells good but not the bold hop smells i was expecting from a DIPA that claims on the label it's made with hopheads in mind. 3

T- pretty much the same as the nose. Overly malty for a DIPA. Caramel malt is most prevalent. Light citrus and bitter hop taste but overly malty. A good beer but not for the style. Very prevalent alcohol taste for 8%. Drinks like a 10+% beer. Hops take a back seat to the malt which was quite disappointing to me.  3

M- great mouthfeel. Nice carbonation and body 4.5

O- eh. Won't have it again.  3


Jul 02, 2012
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Nugganooch from California

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BevMo – Paso Robles, CA
Bomber into standard pint

A: Hurricane Deck pours a deep reddish-brown amber color that portrays great clarity. Brilliant and bubbly. Forms a massive thick tawny head with large formatted bubbles and some great stay. Never fully dies leaving a curtain of lace that looks like a mountain range silhouette.

S: Aromas open up with big pine and grapefruit. Sharp and pungent lemon zest qualities. Really nice nose here with some dank florals, fresh cut grass, and an underpinning caramel sweetness

T: Taste brings forth a bit more herbally spice than the nose. Followed with pine boughs and orange slices. Finishes with more of a woody earth and hemp note. Upper intensity bitterness with a soft sweetness of caramelized malts. This is quite tasty and balanced.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy with a moderate thickness that dances on the lighter side. Lingering sticky hop oils. Nice drying crisp finish.

D: A well crafted IPA that is intense, pungent, and hoppy yet evenhanded. Tasty stuff. Will definitely be picking this one up again.

Pleasantly surprised with this little Central Coast brewery. They are making some quality brews.

Jun 14, 2012
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johnnieoz from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber bought at the brewery.

We made a slight detour on a road trip - slight in the sense, that Figueroa Mountain BrewCo is off Route 101 in Buellton - after sampling this beer on draft at Duckie's in further north in Cayucos, CA. The draft version was delicious, so a stop in Buellton on the way back to LA was a no-brainer.

A: Clear amber brew with an off white crown of foam.

S: Serious citrus, coniferous hops.

T and M: More balanced here, the malt backbone brings this DIPA several notches above average. It finished smooth and clean too.

Overall, this is a great addition to the California DIPA scene, as was the Hoppy (single) IPA I tried last night. Look for it on draft, that was a treat and a half. I wish Figueroa Mountain the best as it makes it make further south into SoCal and beyond, as its famous Buellton/Paso Robles cousin FSW already has.

Mar 21, 2012
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ESPNman from California

3.07/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Amber, bordering on brown. Surprisingly dark for the style. Almost non-existent head, zero retention.

S - Think syrupy malts balanced out by very citric hops.

T - Much like the nose, heavy malts balaced out pretty nicely with a solid dose of citric, graprefruit-like hops. Not as big as other DIPAs.

M - Too flat for my tastes, decent feel in the mouth but nothing to write home about.

Overall - Yes, this is a DIPA. Beyond that, there's nothing too great about it. I'll try it again if I see it on tap, but this will not be on my to-buy list anytime soon at Whole Foods.

Mar 10, 2012
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OTB from California

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just picked up a fresh bottle at my WF. Pours a beautiful amber orange with a one inch cap that dissipates rather quickly with thin lacing a I drink down. Nice sweet tropical fruits with a hefty malt backing but not sweet, really impressive balance. The mouth is refreshing and quite pleasant. Over all a very nice effort from this new comer. Will try again. I don't know why the page describes it as an IPA as it clearly states on the label that its a DIPA.


Mar 03, 2012
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Topher78 from California

4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this into a sniffer glass and got a nice copper colored brew with 1/2 a fingers worth of a khaki colored head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was amazing and had a great woodsy smell to it along with some grass and citrus fruits. The taste is very earthy and piney bursting with hop goodness. The mouth feel is medium to light medium and completely masks the 8% ABV. Truly a great DIPA!

Feb 26, 2012
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DocJitsu from Florida

4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper red with an antique white head. Head retention was noted to be excellent. Tangy grapefruit nose. Nice mouthfeel. Wonderful, complex DIPA. Malty up front, yielding to a rush of grapefruit, and finishes with a pine bitterness that lingers on the palate. Figueroa Mountain knocks it out of the park again!

Feb 25, 2012
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