|Mendocino Imperial IPA|
|Nice carbonation and head|
Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Original Gravity: 20 Plato
Alcohol by Volume: 8.0%
Color: Golden Copper
Malts: Munich, Caramel, 2-row
Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe and Crystal
Appearance: This beer beer poured very nicely, with a 1/8" ivory/off-white head. The beer itself was a nice golden, copper color that was somewhat hazy and cloudy.
|Mendocino IIPA poured up|
Taste: A sweet fruitiness is the first thing I noticed after trying this beer. Very little citrus was noticed, but we did note that there was a malty and earthy finish to the beer.
Mouthfeel: The beer was not the smoothest, it had a fair amount of carbonation. It definitely warmed the throat as it went down and the 8% abv was noticable.
Overall: This beer was not a very easy drinking beer, and the taste and smell of apricots was actually a little off-putting. Overall, I do not believe I would personally attach this beer to the IIPA style mostly because it was unlike any other IIPA I have ever tried.