Mai Tai PA (White Label)
Alvarado Street Brewery

Mai Tai PA (White Label)Mai Tai PA (White Label)
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,748
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #13,552
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 4.98%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
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Alvarado Street Brewery
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Mai Tai PA (White Label)Mai Tai PA (White Label)
Notes: Presenting the first Double IPA version of Mai Tai, one that’s been double dry hopped with the very best Mosaic (in pellet and cryo form) we can get our hands on. “Tropical” doesn’t do it justice – all the passionfruit, mango, and guava notes with a heavy blueberry & white wine-like grape presence permeate with each sip, backed by moderate bitterness and a dry, West Coast finish.
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Glass: Hawai’i Bowl shaker pint glass
Price: $7.00
From: Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Purchased: June 12, 2020
Consumed: June 12, 2020
Misc.: Canned on June 3, 2020

Specifically went to Lama Dog for Alvarado St. and came back with four and a Humble Sea beer. I thought I had reviewed the regular Mai Tai, but I hadn’t yet. It is one of the best regular IPAs I’ve had though. This one was labeled as, “Presenting the first Double IPA version of Mai Tai, one that’s been double dry hopped with the very best Mosaic (in pellet and cryo form) we can get our hands on. “Tropical” doesn’t do it justice – all the passionfruit, mango, and guava notes with a heavy blueberry & white wine-like grape presence permeate with each sip, backed by moderate bitterness and a dry, West Coast finish.” Damn that sounds legit.

Poured a medium yellow clear color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Could see lots of bubble steams coming from the bottom of the glass at regular intervals. Bad watery lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled Mosaic, guava, mango, bitter pine, black pepper, grapefruit peel, mixed viney berry, passion fruit, fruit punch, Juicy Fruit gum and grass. Just as good from the can. World-class on the nose. (Smell - 4.50)

Tasted almost as good as the nose. Just so much Mosaic, which is a great thing for me. In order got Mosaic, guava, mango, bitter pine, black pepper, red grapefruit peel, passion fruit, fruit punch, floral, viney blueberry, Juicy Fruit and grass. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish. Lots of tropical. (Feel - 4.50)

This is definitely a banger overall. World-class. (Overall - 4.50)

4.33 | 96 | A

Jul 04, 2020
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TheBrewsky from California

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours straw yellow in color. In terms of complexion, it looks like a slightly unfiltered WCIPA. About a finger of a bubbly stark white cap formed quickly and disappeared just about as quick. Lower end of moderate in terms of lacing.
S: lemon forward with hints of grapefruit, lemongrass and malts. Smells bright and enticing.
T: really nice. Citrus forward with mild malt backbone. Finish is lemony and semi-dry with a cascade of grass and black pepper. After taste is different with a lingering sweetness.
F: light in body, more medium in weight. Moderate carbonation and overall nice feel. Booze is somewhat detectable.
O: I think this is a tasty DIPA. In the Mai Tai lineup, it’s good, but I still think the original and it’s variants are superior. I am glad to try, cheers!

Aug 09, 2019
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lucius10 from California

4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweet tropical hoppy nose on this one! Taste follows with juicy, smooth tropical notes and subdued IBUs. Great depth and wonderful feel on this. Good stuff!

Jul 25, 2019
Mai Tai PA (White Label) from Alvarado Street Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings