Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hoppin' Frog Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A.

Here is what the Brewer Says:
 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.
8.2% a/v | 84 OG (20°P) | 168 IBU
My Thoughts: This Double IPA looks somewhat cloudy and unfiltered with numerous particles floating around in the beer (they had zero effect on taste or drinkability.  It pored with a slight white foamy head that dissipated within a couple minutes.  The initial smell was super hoppy. I smelled a fruity grapefruit and a hint of sweetness. My first sip had me very excited because the hops exploded from start to finish.  As I continued through the 22oz bottle the malt and caramel taste started to come out of hiding a little, but this beer is all about the hops and bitterness.   The 8.2% ABV rating is totally hidden by the over the top bitterness. (This beer is rated at 168IBU!)  The body of this brew is slightly above average with decent carbonation.  I personally didn't mind the assault on my taste buds and I found this beer to be very enjoyable as a HopHead.  If you are not a huge hop lover this beer would probably not suit you.  At $11 for a 22oz bottle it isn't cheap either, but it is worth every penny in my opinion!
Serving Type: 22oz Bottle

My Rating: Overall 89/100
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.5

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