EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange in unfiltered hue with a finger of head. Big boy aromas of dank hops, summer sage, and something that reminds me of gingersnap cookies. Medium boy, creamy and smooth, with a nice oatmeal cookie malt backbone and a resinous bite of hop bitterness. The sage is very present with just a hint of juniper. Everything is fantastic until the finish where the sage lends an astringent smack of bitter polyphenols that don’t want to let go of my tongue. A little sharp cheddar would clear this problem right up. If you like aggressive hops, you’ll most likely love this. I would prefer a little more malt sweetness.
King_Alex_II (444) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Malty and hoppy notes in the nose. Strong hop and malt sides balances out quite well. The aftertaste is dry tart and almost a bit roasty.
SinH4 (744) - SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with white head. Aroma of loads of resinous hops, sage, spices. Taste is resinous, spicy, the sage is there, warming bitter finish. Smooth carbonation, heavy mouthfeel. Very good!
mcberko (8707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a fairly clear dark reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is very spicy, with loads of sage upfront, followed by some juniper and woody resinous hops -- it’s mostly spices on the nose though. Flavour is certainly unique for the style, bringing out the sage upfront, followed by woody resinous hops which bury the spices later on the finish. On paper, this sounds like a bad idea, and upon smelling it, it also seemed like it’d be pretty bad -- but this is actually quite nice. Balanced, hoppy and drinkable. Very good.
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego.
Disclaimer: I threw this one in the freezer, and there were some ice chunks as I did not take it out soon enough.
Powerful aroma of fresh hops. Mild head, dark reddish brown for an IPA. A lot of fresh hops in this, very strong hop flavor.
Niko100 (2185) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, rye, & rich spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, spice (sage), and citrus. Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Different but good - the spice can be a bit much at times though.
TylerGreenDC (524) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. No particular aroma, which is a surprised. Flavor starts with sage but the juniper dominates everything at the finish. Hard to ID hop flavors beyond tart citrus, but they’re obvz there. Weird but fun.
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish but clear pour from 22oz bomber from bine and vine. White head, thin ring. Smell is gingerbread, cookie, and sweetness. Sweet and sugary, honey, slightly fruity. This doesn’t seem at all like an IPA to me, but it is tasty, not sure what i would categorize it as otherwise. Rating based on taste/aroma.
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"sage and/or juniper have their place in beers, but i think they make this beer a bit of an unbalanced mess, and take away from the otherwise great hop profile of this beer. Good body, but there’s too much dueling for your attention. I actually liked the milder epic ipa much better. 11/09 had a couple more times...not my favorite, but it’s growing on me"
Sledutah (5738) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle purchased at Craft Wine-n-Beer in Reno
Clear dark golden with a big off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is juniper and floral. Taste is floral, dusty, juniper and sweet malts
Not a fan
Defreni (2775) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fad og flaske: Først taster siden flaske. Duften er tydelig lyng på den ufede måde. Smagen er næsten udrikkelig og den blev til et drainpour som flaske. Helt klart den mest skuffende øl i Mammoths lineup.