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Epic IPA | Mammoth Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 02-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,329
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
236
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
2.97
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit juice and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty citrus forward hop presence that makes this one easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

A rather full bodied IPA, reddish in its malt profile but not sweet', just coppery and bigger. The hops come across a bit generic to me, with middle of the road bitterness and alphas. The mouthfeel is nice though, super frothy in texture grabbing up the Pune hop aspect. The carbonation is upbeat too, lightening a sturdy grainy base. I liked the other mammoth beers I had better than their IPA, but it's always nice to drink out of market beers and see what's out there. Probably too big to drink more than a few of, it would definitely get filling.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Handsome orange-tinged amber in the Crooked Line tulip. Coarse foam but lots of bubbles. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. This has the most interesting aroma. It's woody, yet musty, with poppy seed muffins.

Malty, French toast sort of flavor to start. A hint of perfume. Then the hops with a serious citrus taste. It's a little like very old, overripe grapefruit. Quite bitter, and it keeps on getting more in the aftertaste. Fairly light body with a silky texture.

This is oddly cloying for a hoppy beer. Still, it goes down easy enough until the bitterness catches up to you. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coming on the heels of an epic fail which also depicted a bunch of mountains that did not turn blue (or any other color for that matter), I am hoping that this latest entry in The CANQuest (TM) is a bit more satisfactory.satisfying. CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: "Brewed, bottled & CANned with Alpine water in the High Sierra Mammoth Lakes, CA - elevation 8,000 ft. When in Mammoth lakes visit our tasting room or visit us online ..."; "The High Sierra provides the perfect ingredients for epic adventures and our IPA is the perfect companion! Not overly bitter, our IPA unites a smooth malt flavor with an wonderfully intense aromatic finish. Cheers!"; "Aluminum CANs travel better"; and "Highest brewery on the west coast".

The Crack revealed yet another craft CAN filled to the rim! Score! The Glug not only netted me two thick fingers' worth of tawny head with excellent retention, but the smell of piney hops was immediately evident. Now, yer talkin' to this self-avowed hophead! Color was a deep coppery amber with just a hint of haze. I loved watching the head slowly reduce itself, leaving some mighty sticky lacing in its wake. Mouthfeel was medium with an immediate wash of pine hops on my tongue. Super! I continued to taste the hops on the initial finish and then the caramel malt kicked in on the extreme finish. Forget putting some in the cooler to visit the mountains, I'm going to visit the mountains to put some in the cooler! Man, this is going down fassssttt. Yummy.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to baybassoby for this one!

A: Pours a dark orange with a two finger off-white head on top. Decent detention leaving a ring of foam on top. Randomly forming lace coats the sides.

S: Good amount of grapefruit and some faint pine. The hops give off an herbal aroma, slightly dank.

T: More grapefruit mixed with some caramel and a little bready malt. Slightly soapy.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Slightly dry and bitter finish.

O: Easy drinking with a nice hop profile. Not over the top, but solid.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy orange amber with a huge white pillow like head on top. Very and I mean very slowloy receded and left behind lots of lace down the glass. Big time visible sediment here, bottom of the glass was covered.

Big profile was filled with hints of orange, grapefruit and pineapple. As it warmed a slight sweetness started to come through, but the big name here was hops! This was great citrus centric hoppy IPA, my favorite kind. It was smooth as silk going down and left a nice dry tingling aftertaste, left a long lingering flavor that stayed behind for a good 15 mins. This was very nice and seemed to get better as I kept drinking.

Overall this was a very nice sessionable IPA.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12 ounce can with a High Sierra Mountain seen with a green labeled background and logo, description on the back. Appears a pale copper hue with bright off white sandy beige head, forms intricate even lacing throughout the sides of my pint glass. Aroma has citrus back ground grapefruit and vegetal tones a bit of backend caramel malts. Spicy peppery notes are very subtle but evident. Flavor has a notable fruity character going on with spicy herbal peppery blend of hops with backend caramel tones. Mouthfeel is going with a nice moderate carbonation, a bit sticky/slick with hops. Drinkability is nice subtle not the craziest aggressive west coast hop, but solid drinkability not anything offensive.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted out of a bottle, this was a very decent IPA. The pour gave the beer a very dense, bubbly head. On initial smell, there is a robust amount of hops aroma. First sip, and once again the prevelance of hops, very forward on the tongue. The beer itself is very smooth and bitter with the hops flavor. It has a lingering aftertaste to go along with the heavy flavor. It is a tasty beer, but it would be hard to drink anything afterwards with the amount of hops on your palate. I would absolutely drink this beer again.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/09/08- Purchased at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA.

Presentation-12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Deep burnt orange in color. Pours with a full one inch plus head. Lacing is nice with light patchwork.

Smell- Has that same kind of stinky nose as Pyramid beers...think it's the yeast strain. Very fruity and hoppy...sugary for sure, but a stink that I am too familiar with to back it up.

Taste- Fortunately it doesn't taste like Pyramid. Nice citrus hop bitterness, a lighter toasted malt backing balances it quite well.

Mouthfeel- A slight watery, with a medium carbonation level. Mild sugary orange hop aftertaste.

Drinkability- Not bad at all. Probably fairly sessionable also.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drabmuh
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't remember where I got this bottle but it was in the fridge. Beer is a amber and clear with a decent head of off white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. carbonation is low.

Aroma is malty and piny. Eh.

Beer is medium bodied and flat on flavor. The bitterness is moderate and grows the more you drink but ultimately disappoints. The midpalate flavors are also quite flat and disappointing. Overall its a below average IPA and wouldn't drink ti again.

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Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle while in Mammoth. The hazy orange beer had a tall white head. The hop character was a had a fresh herb-citrus character and was backed by a doughy malt taste. Really, this was a fine IPA, but there was nothing spectacular or stand-out about it. It's certainly not a bad option if you're working with a limited beer list, but it's not the first IPA I'd pick.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes out almost amber in appearance, small 1/3" head on it. Aroma doesn't pop dry hop wise as much as their pale ale does.

Taste, ok this one hits more bitterness. More crystal malt. A lot of bitterness without a lot of soft lush green hoppy flavors. Mild sweetness of caramel. Mouthfeel thick of malt, caramel again.

I dunno, this just seems like for the most part a brewery that is only there for tourists, other than their barleywine, a lot of the stuff seems pedestrian for the most part. Dirty lines occasionally. But this in a can is nice at least.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA

A: Pours a medium amber, with a nice white head, good retention, and some lacing.

S: Earthy, bitter hops, and caramel malt.

T: Light maltiness greets the palate first, toasty, biscuity followed by earthy, almost grungy hops, not a big fan of this flavour, but still drinkable.

M: No real problems, light and crisp, could use more body though.

D: The worst beer I have had from Mammoth so far, just didn't appeal to me, so it goes.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear orange/amber color. Poured a 3 finger off-white head with fair retention to a lumpy 1 finger cap. Decanted lightly. Laced in broken rings.

S: Herbal and citrus hops; grapefruit and pine primarily. Sweet caramel malt.

T: Big grapefruit hops up front. Bready caramel malt follows. Lightly resinous. Moderately sharp bitter that's a a little resiny with a lingering sweetness.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly resiny and dry.

O: More malt character than expected. Moderate ABV makes it drinkable and does have some nice hop character in the nose (less so in the taste).

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Photo of tigg924
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This may be their regular IPA under a different name or a special park brew--was on tap in Yosemite National Park

Appearance: minimal head, clear, brownish/gold in color, low carbonation

Smell: pine hops

Taste: toasted malt, big pine hops and a touch of citrus hops.

Mouthfeel: light bodied--borderline watery, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter.

Drinkability: This one is an average to slightly above average west coast ipa. I would not pass this one up as I like pine ipas and this one hit the notes. However, there are much better ipas and brews from this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another dark orange beer from Mammoth. Aroma is lacking, not dry hopped like the pale.

Taste, much more bitter than the pale, hop bill is forward, just seemingly more high alpha acid feel and bitterness as opposed to the dry hop feel of the pale. A little sweeter than desired.

Mouthfeel, a little thick downward, would love this beer with more/some dry hopping. A little expensive.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Epic IPA from Mammoth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 236 ratings
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