IPA 395 | Mammoth Brewing Company

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85
very good
268 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
mammothbrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 02-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
16.49%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwilbur
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 10/20/16.
Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a clear red amber hue with 1/4 inch bubbly light tan head that fairly quickly recedes. (3.25)
S: Juniper berries, piney hops, caramel malt, and a hint of dark honey. (3.5)
T: Juniper berries and sage hit first followed by pine resin, caramel malt, and honey. (3.75)
M: Medium body. Bitter hops and juniper. Mildly sweet malt. (3.25)
D: An interesting brew and I'm glad I gave it a shot, but I don't think I'd give it another go. Very malty for style. (3.5)

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Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rarigney
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes in darker than your average ipa, this has plenty of notes of brown to it, 1/4" off white head. Aroma hits tons of pine and sage notes. Smells like the area.

Taste is good, fresh, you get plenty of green leaf material from the hopping and sage. Even some citrus, and a hefty malt bill of crystal and brown. This is close to a brown ipa. Hides alcohol well, a nice double, but also no bottle dating so I've had some older less good ones.

Very herbal and plant like mouthfeel, a little sticky. I like it, probably my favorite hoppy Mammoth beer, but man they're so inconsistent and I've had it even worse at the tap lines at the brewery that were obviously compromised.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BellsFan
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neurobot01
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Undated 12oz bottle into a narrow tulip at fridge temp.

Look: unexpectedly dark, this is burnt orange with a small, short-lived offwhite head.

Smell: like home-made candy, or some sort of naturopathic cough remedy/cleanse/burn tincture. Hard to place, but very sweet. The closest I can come up with is those little strawberry candies wrapped in strawberry wrappers with strawberry goo inside.

Taste: in contrast to the smell, this reads as an IPA, but with additives. Not overly sweet, with a good bitterness. The sage/juniper combo might seem a bit gimmicky, but I quite enjoy this; then again, I really liked Saison du BUFF, so maybe I just have a thing for sage.

Feel: light, smooth, with just a hint of woody dryness. Crushable.

Overall: I probably wouldn't want this beer every time I wanted an IPA, but I'd take this over about 80% of what's out there every time. Scratches an itch I didn't even know I had. Far surpassed my expectations.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claybob43
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lilmikey1989
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As someone who drinks a lot of IPAs (many of which are boring, derivative efforts) I loved this beer. Hops, balance and awesomely wonderful additions in juniper and sage. A: dark amber S: as advertised!! - Sierras all the way. T: a good IPA, but made great with the kicker, M: medium, O: I would seek this out in the flatlands... Although minus 8000 feet of elevation would it play as well??

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Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jnila93
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Tunnel Creek cafe in Tahoe and having a 395 with my hot pastrami sandwich. The beer poured a nice amber with white head and lace. The scent is floral in nature....i think I smell hibiscus but not sure if that is right. The taste also carries a floral base...again like hibiscus...and finishes dry. Just read the bottle its sage and juniper berries. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's quite nice.

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Photo of micahbundy
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful color for a beer. Brilliantly clear copper red, and a nose full of sage and juniper. A little intense and rich, but a great IPA off the beaten path. Definitely one to share, and a uniquely delicious experience. Cheers!

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Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jj333
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kzz
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dougieboy
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

IPA 395 from Mammoth Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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