Where There's Smoke (Bluesapalooza 2013) | Mammoth Brewing Company

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Where There's Smoke (Bluesapalooza 2013)Where There's Smoke (Bluesapalooza 2013)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mhaugo on 08-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
5.24%
 
 
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by soughtbygod:
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3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

When I poured it the color was a golden tan:

The foam was thick big bubble almost like a stout but white not tan or off white

The nose, wow: smoke chiles, kind of a chipotle heavy smoke and heavy like black pepper, I was a little worried to drink it at this point

The taste: whoa, it was like a firestone DBA, then you only got subtle smoke and pepper on the back end, not something I would want to drink everyday, but none the less a really unique beer that’s worth a try:

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of rbeechan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of mhaugo
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bomber decanted into a curved imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Deep bronze with a thin beige head that disappears quickly.
Smell: Sweet, bready malt with hot chilies in the background. A bit of smoke lingers around the edges of the glass.
Taste: Typical amber, with the suggestion of hanging out around a campsite barbeque. The rye is a nice addition. There isn’t really isn’t any chili heat, but definitely a mild chili flavor. The smoke is very maturely restrained.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. A kiss of warmth from the aforementioned heat.
Overall: Mammoth Brewing does a different beer every year to celebrate the incredible Bluesapalooza “Blues and Brews” festival in Mammoth Lakes. I was a little concerned when I heard that this year’s offering was a “smoke and chili” ale, but I have to admit that I’m rather impressed. This would be an easy beer to overdo, but somehow they kept a level hand and avoided a screw up. The chilies are present, but not hot. The smoke is there, but not overpowering. And all of that over a pretty interesting malt bill (rye, Crystal, Honey, Munich, and Beech Wood smoked malt). I don’t know that I’d want to drink a bunch of them, but for a “one-off”, this is really nice. Great move from one of the most underrated breweries out there. Well done, guys.

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Photo of sloelco
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Where There's Smoke (Bluesapalooza 2013) from Mammoth Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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