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Old 07-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #1
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Just got back from my camping trip and I picked up a few beers on the way. I just finished drinking the "IPA 395" by Mammoth Brewing Company. This company has been in business since the early 90's and brews beer in Mammoth Lakes, California. I tried their double nut Brown and the IPA 395. The brown was nothing special, but the IPA 395 is something I've never had before.

It is, apparently, a double IPA, but it literally tastes like a pine tree. It is brewed with local grown hops, sage, and juniper. The sage is extremely pronounced and it gives the beer a real "piney" flavor. This could be from the hops as well, since some hops have a pine hint to them.

An extremely unique beer, to say the least. Has anyone else ever tried this beer, or anything similar? I can't say I loved it, but it made for an interesting experience. It was $5.00 for a 22 oz beer, but the 8% alcohol level almost made it worthwhile.

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Old 07-19-2008, 05:40 AM   #2
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I haven't had this beer, but I've had their "Floating Rock Hefeweizen." I think they only ship their Epic IPA to our valley, but I'll look next time I'm in town.

 
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:43 AM   #4
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I did not know that those came from Mammoth Brewing Company. I'd think they'd throw in some beer eh?


 
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:46 AM   #5
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Looking forward to trying this beer. I'll be going up there for the blues and beer festival August 1st and 2nd. Should be good fun.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:57 PM   #6
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Looking forward to trying this beer. I'll be going up there for the blues and beer festival August 1st and 2nd. Should be good fun.
Our local brewery (Kern River Brewing Company) will be there, make sure you hit them up as well.

 
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Our local brewery (Kern River Brewing Company) will be there, make sure you hit them up as well.
Will do. I'm making a list next week of all the beers I'd like to try. I'll make sure to put one of the KRBC beers on the list.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:04 PM   #8
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I had this beer when I was in town for the Blues & Brews and I didn't like it.
They really need to advertise that it's not your typical IPA before you buy one.
Thankfully, they let me exchange it for another brew.

 
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:38 PM   #9
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I had this beer when I was in town for the Blues & Brews and I didn't like it.
They really need to advertise that it's not your typical IPA before you buy one.
Thankfully, they let me exchange it for another brew.
Which Beer didn't you like the Mammoth 395?

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:47 PM   #10
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I had the 395 when I was up in the Sierras this summer. I enjoyed the 395 with its sage and juniper notes. To me it would make a wonderful Christmas beer. I would keep it for the season.

The Mammoth Epic IPA, however, was great. I bought a sixer a day. I couldn't get enough. I've never created my own recipe but if I knew what I was doing I would work on the Epic. I'm going up for the Blues and Brews festival next year. I missed it by 1 week this year.

 
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