Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One good thing about Mendocino is their bombers are significantly cheaper than other brands. One not-so-good thing I can say is you can tell why. This brew pours a light golden orange color with a medium thick eggshell white head that lasted pretty well. Thin lacing. The aroma is musty and mildly hopped, with a faint hint of citrus. Possibly the thinnest body on an IPA in recent memory, with a very one-dimensional flavor. Straight hops without a whole lot of taste, and a bit of grapefruit is about it. The finish is somewhat bitter but again not too flavorful. I was frankly bored with this about halfway through which is pretty rare for me when it comes to IPAs. Worth trying, but I won’t revisit this.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A foul west coast IPA. Thin in body no sign of any type of west coast hops. Just awful.
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 19, 2005
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: dark yellow with a slight chill haze, nice white head
Aroma: plesant hop aroma
Flavor: light malt flavor, lightly balanced with hops, nice bitter finish
Overall: not much good happening
Date: June 07, 2007
Score: 2.1 to 2.6
Appearance: hazy yellow
Aroma: light floral and citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor well balanced with light hops
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brother Tuckers. A nice amber pour with a pretty big white head with lots of lacing. Typcial IPA aromas of citrus, pine and malt. Flavor was smooth but pretty light on the hops. A good beer, but not great by any stretch.
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. (Food Pantry) Honolulu, HI.
Hazy golden color with a small off-white head.
Sweet dark fruity hops, mild sugary sweetness, prunes, some unfreshness and maltiness in the aroma.
The flavor is harsh herbal hops, moderate bitterness, unfreshness and dryish maltiness.
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep golden brew with a white, large, rocky head. Mostly lasting with spunky lacework.
The nose contains honey, evergreen, black pepper, whole grain rice and hearty white bread. Warmly bitter from start to finish. Numbing and pleasant experience.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish!
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper orange with a small white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a piney hops with grapefruit and caramel. Thin mouthfeel and a bit watery on the palate. A sweet hop taste with grapefruit and citrus with a nice dry finish. A good IPA from Mendocino.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Gusher though it doesn’t smell of an infection. Hazy, yellow orange appearance with a huge cream colored head. Sweet floral hoppy, honey, potpourri aroma. Somewhat bready, lightly toasty, a touch fruity, a little tangy, floral flavor. I really didn’t like this one.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"consistancy prevents me from putting this one at the top...at one point a few years ago it was my favorite ipa (pre stone), but over the years Mendocinos quality has tailed off...not as big and hoppy as it used to be, but still good."
Used to be great!