IPA 395 | Mammoth Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.74/5
269 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 02-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,896
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
269
pDev:
16.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of neurobot01
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claybob43
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lilmikey1989
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jnila93
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +7%
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 +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev +8%
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 +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jj333
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kzz
2.92/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of irishzombieman
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Excellent!

This'd be a great everyday beer. Perfect balance of malt and bitterness. Just wow. Perfect.

As much as I've loved the megahops double IPAs of the last few years, it's sort of exhausting to drink them all the time. 395 scales back the hop presence just a bit, then fills the space with the sage and juniper. 8% abv in a 22oz. bottle makes for a really nice buzz, not a sledgehammer. I love this beer.

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Photo of johlac66
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Intriguing reddish amber color with a fluffy off-white head that left a curtain of lacing.
Lots of sage and juniper on the nose and palate with malty floral citrus.
Well carbonated with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Slight bitter herbal finish.
I thought that I might not care for this too much because of the maltiness for the style, but the combination of aroma and flavor grew on me quickly. Not too bad.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbrull
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnalogErik
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Woah - the juniper and sage just come screaming out of the bottle. Huge nose, and the flavor profiles follows pretty close. Shared the bottle, because the weight was a bit much, but really accomplishes what it wants.

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this at the awe-inspiring, beer-centric Panamint Springs resort in Death Valley.

Malty, piney, highly aromatic aroma; touches of weed. Deep garnet color with thick lacing. I dig the juniper and sage, particularly here in Death Valley. Very drinkable too.

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IPA 395 from Mammoth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 269 ratings
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