manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
holy tastey medoccino knows whats up with beers open to a sweet fresh citris smell with plenty of carb, it is evenly balanced with maybe grass or floral notes not to hoppy and not hoppy enough a good standard issue ipa
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-amber with a thick tan head.
Aroma is caramel, bread heel.
Taste is malty, bready, moderate hop bitter...
Earthy, Pine sap.
Rich, creamy bitter.
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed in Saratoga Springs, NY. Resinous hop aroma with a surprisingly profound caramel background. Bitter fruity flavor, grapefruit I guess, malt fades compared to the scent. Foggy orange color. Crisp body, goes down easy for a relatively high strength to body-weight. Nice label design.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from The Beerhive
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel and mild citrus
Taste: Dusty caramel, citrus and bitter pine finish
Itzjerm (1287) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty. Okay maybe this was what an IPA was at one time... that was then... this is now. Just skip it. Not an IPA, unless you want to pretend... may be the right thing for those not ready to step up to the big plate.
Stevesie (323) - - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well-balanced, easy to drink; typical Mendocino quality. Pour is nice; the nose is even better. Not as aggressive as a lot of IPAs but very solid. The ABV is masked really well. Becoming one of my go-to beers.
TheBlackCloud (21) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Custom craft glass. Aroma includes spruce and has a boring light orange color nice foam head. Overall a very light tasting IPA especially for 7%. Would recommend buying again in a 6 pack.
Ferris (4197) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Big hop fruit aroma, some sweetness and pine. Clear amber with a thick rich huge head. Candy floss flavour with a decent amount of bitterness. Sweetness really one sided, but still pleasant.
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle following a Mendocino Imperial IPA. The mouthfeel is on par with the imperial, but otherwise inferior in every way to the more costly imperial alternative. Like the imperial, this IPA is not very hoppy or aggressive for style (OK with me), instead having a good bit of balancing malt. Still, a bit too tame for style.
starewich (141) - - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty standard grassy/soapy IPA. Not awful, just unbalanced. The texture is nice. There is an aftertaste but not an unpleasant one. It improves after initial sips.