Beer Month Day 25: Mammoth IPA 395


According to the bottle Mammoth Brewing Company's IPA 395 is an "ode to the Eastern Sierra and the Highway 395 corridor, this double IPA is distinctively bolder than our Epic IPA and is brewed with wild local hops (when available), desert sage and mountain juniper." The sage and juniper really dominated the flavor of this beer, even overpowering the hops. At first this was a nice surprise but it soon grew tiring. By the time I finished my half of our 22 ounce bottle it had warmed a bit and the sweet juniper/hop flavor had completely taken over. I appreciate the effort Mammoth made to incorporate some unusual ingredients, I just think they could have backed off a bit on the juniper and sage to make a more drinkable beer.

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