IPA 395 | Mammoth Brewing Company

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85
very good
266 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

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Added by Halcyondays on 02-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
266
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
16.49%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 266 |  Reviews: 97
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

Photo of irishzombieman
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
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 +5.3%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jbrull
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnalogErik
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev +12%
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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Photo of Rivcabeerlover
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can really smell the sage/juniper. Good IPA

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Photo of Bill_Schroeder
2.06/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I did not like the combination of flavors

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Photo of Celtics17
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I get big spice notes on the nose. With the taste I get some rye flavors coming through, with a finish of some berry qualities. I get some pine in there, with very little tropical fruit flavors. This beer is not very hoppy, and this plays more into the malty side of an imperial IPA.

If you like malty imperial IPA's this is for you.. This was okay for me.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark amber hue, head and lacing minimal. Scent is light but intriguing, piney with something sweet.
Nice pine IPA, the malt is not hidden and it's very balanced IPA-wise. The added juniper berries are very present. I don't feel I notice the sage, but that might be that it is alongside the pine flavor and hard to distinguish. Alcohol present on the aftertaste, but just enough to let you know it's there.

This was recommended by a coworker and I saw it the very same day, so I gave it a try. Very glad I did, very unique in a good way and I will be enjoying again and sometime soon I hope. The earthy juniper berries are a very nice play on the bitter pineness of the hops used.

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

Photo of charlzm
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ginepiece
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA. Has juniper berries and sage added which makes it taste more piney but it is still good. Hoppy but not too hoppy. 8% ABV. Drinkable for sure. Definitely bring on your next trip to the high Sierras

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IPA 395 from Mammoth Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 266 ratings.
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