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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 168   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Explore the extremes of hops, and experience all of their bitterness, flavor and aroma with this Double I.P.A. An extreme, super-assertive and satisfying amount of American hop character is balanced with a toasty, caramelized, intense malt presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Wow, this beer has a wicked aroma that attacks the nose from across the table. Deep copper, with a thick off-white head. Copious amounts of resin from the hops have me anticipating the bite. Lighter than expected, and milder than I expected. Very good. Not quite heavy enough for an imperial IPA though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Poured a slightly hazed deep golden chestnut with a beige head. The aroma is hop forward with great citrus, piney and orange notes. Some sweet malt underneath. The flavor starts with nice piney, citrus flavors but it gets a little dirty/sweaty. Still mighty tasty. Some dry caramel malt in the middle of the hops. Dry mild-moderate bitterness with a good length to the finish. The alcohol hides well other than the warmth. Very nice beer. Medium bodied. I could see this as my "session IIPA" when compared to some of the full bodied ones like Unearthly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This brew is a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops and pine. Full-bodied with a rich piney hops character and packed with floral notes, citrus and malt flavors. The finish is thoroughly hoppy and leaves a lingering aftertaste of sweet caramel malt. Overall a well-made and balanced IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06 pours amber-orange w/ a crisp hop nose. Virtually no head. Possibly my new favorite IIPA. Awesome. Glad he sent me 2 bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2734) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Thanks to Santa for this one. Pours out a reddish hue of copper with a moderate fluffy off white head. Aroma is intense with floral, pine and citrus hops. Hops smack you in the face right off the bat with pine and citrus hops. Some malty sweetness lingering in the background calm down the hop assault a bit to make this a very well balanced beer. Very enjoyable, wish I could locate some more of this. Big time thanks to Santa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus care of a Drbayern trade.Amber pour. Pine, hop and citrus aroma. Nice hop presence but I just thought it was ok for me. Could have been blended a little bit better but still a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle sampled with Mad_indian, thanks to DrBayern for sending this to me. Pours amber with a large fluffy beige head, that hangs aropund until the brew is fionished. Aroma of pine, spices, citrus, and light fruit. The flavor is a bitter pine and spices explosion upfront, mellowing out to a citrusy dry caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle. Deep orange amber in color with a thin off white head. Citrus pine hoppy aroma. Malty and hoppy piney flavor. Caramel toffee citrus notes. Sweet but not sticky sweet. Finish is bitter. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Drinkable. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
7/12/2007: Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi is just overflowing with super fresh hop aroma. The color is hazy ruby-amber and there is a thin, frothy off-white head. Fresh citrus, pine, and grassy hops dominate the aroma. There is a bit of toffee malt to the flavor, but the hop flavors really dominate. The bitterness level is high, but it really isn’t that bad and it definitely isn’t stomach crunching. Either my palate has adapted to high IBU beers or this beer really doesn’t have that high of a bitterness level. Either way, the bitterness is actually quite subtle and is well-paired with the hop flavor. The alcohol is also extremely well hidden. Mean Manalishi is an extremely well-crafted Imperial/Double IPA and is the next best Hoppin’ Frog beer behind <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hoppin-frog-bori the Crusher. Mmm... HOPS!

22 oz bottle (8.2% alc./vol., 84 OG, 26 FG, 168 IBU) from River’s Bend Wine and Spirits. Rating #33 for this beer...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Sampled from a 22oz bottle courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a deeper orangish/amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas hops and more hops! Citrus, oranges, pine, tropical fruits, melons and some caramel. Tastes of toasted malts, citrus, pine, and caramel. Hop heads, like me, will enjoy this one!

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