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Mai Tai P.A. | Alvarado Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alvarado Street Brewery
California, United States
alvaradostreetbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2015 GABF gold medal winner, International-style Pale Ale category. "Tropical" IPA brewed with 100% Mosaic hops, lending intense aromas of passion fruit, guava, and lychee. Light on bitterness, but big on hop flavor with dry finish.
40 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,354
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
117
pDev:
6.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 22
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4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
2.99/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Beermongers.

Spicy nose with lemongrass, basil, chili pepper green/grassy notes, honey, mild hop juice with orange and some passion fruit. Palate is dominated by disjointed hop notes. Herbal (basil?), earth, honey, vaguely juicy hops. Poor. Finish is grassy and vegetal. Disappointing.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.73/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some thin lacing.

S: Sweet tropical fruit, a little citrus, floral notes, biscuity malt, and light caramel sweetness.

T: Big tropical fruit, guava dominates, with a little mango and faint papaya, floral, some citrus, lemon and tangerine, a little biscuity bready malt, and some caramel honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty simple ingredient list executed beautifully.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic WC IPA. Alvarado St. is straight up destroying the clear game in the IPA market. Honestly had my expectations down considering having the DDH version two months ago, but this absolutely surprised me. Mai Tai is simply one of the best representations of mosaic hops in any IPA ever. Floral notes dominate both the smell and taste, in the best way possible, coupled with perfectly-fitting body and look. Try this beer if you get a chance!

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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Flagship beers are here to remind us why the brewery exists. This encompasses Alvarado in a nutshell.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Mostly clear gold color with a small head that left a little lacing.

A: Super tropical fruity notes mixed nicely with earthy, piney notes.

T & F: Follows aroma but slightly scaled back. Light, thin, easy bitterness.

O: Tropical and easy drinking. Solid IPA, but definitely overpriced.

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Mai Tai P.A. from Alvarado Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 117 ratings