Thursday, January 26th, 2006
Alcohol content 9%. This is everything that I want out of a winter ale (and no I don’t mean the high alcohol, although it doesn’t hurt when you’re on the East Coast). I really like all the offerings from Mendocino because of their zealous attention to quality ingredients. Their beers rely on just the basics and have a crisp and consistent taste. This seasonal offering is no exception. If you don’t like a “robust, full-bodied Imperial Pale Ale,” like this, with, “a rich blend of luscious malts paired with enormous amounts of Cascade, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops” then bah humbug to you and be on your way!