Beer #142 Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A.

Hoppin' Frog Mean Manalishi Double IPA

Name: Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A.

Style: Imperial I.P.A.

Brewery: Hoppin’ Frog Brewery website.

Country:  USA

Region:  Akron, Ohio

ABV: 8.2% Abv

How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.            

My Overall Opinion: Good. 

I paired this beer with: Grilled Tilapia marinated with a lemon and pepper topped with a spicy avocado salsa.  The pairing of this beer and the fish was very good, as the upfront sweet maltiness of the beer worked well with the spicy avocado salsa and the citrus finish of the beer worked well with the lemon pepper.

Tasted on:  Wednesday September 29th, 2010   

Note:  This beer poured a dark burnt orange with a thin 1 finger tan head which dissipated very quickly leaving only a minimal lacing on the glass.   The nose was sweet with only a hint of some citrus.   The taste started off sweeter than I was prepared for, making me think Barleywine not Double I.P.A., then near the middle to the end it finished with notes of grapefruit and orange rind bitterness and a hint of piney resin.   With each additional mouthful the beer became more bitter in the finish and left you with a very nice bitter feel on your tongue 5 minutes after the last sip.   The mouthfeel was of a medium body and feel with a nice level of carbonation.   The drinkability was good but not something I would want to rush to have another bottle/glassful.

This was a good beer & I’m very glad I had the opportunity to try it.  If you  find one yourself try it if you haven’t already, but there are too many other much better Imperial I.P.A.’s out in the market for me to consider buying this one again any time soon.

On the Label:  Life is measured by experiences!  Explore the extreme of the 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.   Specifications: 8.2% alc./vol  84 OG, 26 FG, 168 IBU.  Made from only the finest ingredients to create a superb, flavorful beer of the highest quality.

 From their website:  Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A.

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

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2 Responses

  1. Hey Mike. I am betting these guys eventually make their way down here. I’ve had a few from them but not this one. Nice review. Talk to you soon. Rob

  2. I know that you can find Hoppin’ Frog in Ft Pierce, but for some reason it isn’t found south of the Palm Beach County line.
    cheers
    Mike

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