Figueroa Moun­tain Lizard’smouth

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Imperial Ipa -

LOC: Buell­ton, Cal­i­for­nia ABV: 9% | IBUS: 85 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Lizard’s Mouth is an IPA for IPA lovers. Not shy with hops, Brew­mas­ter AJ Stoll uses a pro­pri­etary blend of trop­i­cal-fruit hops. This new re­lease is burst­ing to the gills with fruity good­ness: pow­er­ful aro­mas of guava, pas­sion fruit, or­ange zest, and pine cas­cade into trop­i­cal hops fla­vors with a smooth, ul­tra-clean fin­ish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A lot of hops char­ac­ter: melon, tan­ger­ine, or­ange peel, le­mon, pine, gar­lic, green pep­per, onion, and chive. There’s some honey gra­ham cracker and a very slight grassy note.” Fla­vor: “Blue­ber­ries, pineap­ple, dank, green onions, or­ange in a Styr­ian Gold­ing sense. Re­ally nice mel­low bit­ter­ness that doesn’t over­power and a malt sweet­ness that coun­ters a lot of the hops pres­ence. Mid-palate hops are some­what lim­ited but present with an al­most pie-like char­ac­ter. No al­co­hol warmth to dis­tract.” Over­all: “A semi-west Coast–style IPA with some added nuevo hops char­ac­ter.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 17 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 9 88

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