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Pink IPA - Almond '22

Not Rated.
Pink IPAPink IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 69
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 25.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Almond '22 visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: glid02 on 07-23-2010

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Reviews by grumpygerman:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Weird shaped bottle. Pours out like a standard ipa, copper, nothing pink to it. Lacking a distinct aroma, maybe its mild with the almond, but all I keep thinking is how it is lacking hops.

Taste is plain. Again, where the hops yo? Bready, light caramel flavor to it. Should probably be classified as a Belgian ipa. Mild yeast flavor is greater than its hop quotient.

Something like $6 a bottle for this. Never again.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bir & Fud in Rome.

Pours a hazy light copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with loads of grapefruit and floral hops. Also present are slight amounts of breadiness and tropical fruit hops.

Tastes good. Pale malt flavors beefed up with light amounts of bread-y flavors kick things off. Shortly thereafter good amounts of hop flavors join in - grapefruit mostly with hints of lighter tropical fruits. The hops aren't as robust as they are in the nose but they balance nicely with the malt profile, carrying through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was the second craft beer tasted while in Italy and it prepared me for what was to come - a great scene with a lot of solid beers. This one's worth a shot.

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Photo of HankFinkel
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce draft at Cafe Gran in Philly. Very clean and crisp with a noticeable hop presence. Passion fruit does not sweeten the beer at all. Drank more lIke a hoppy Saison than an IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premiere. Peppery nose, with mild hops. Spicy more than hoppy, and an excellent drinking beer. Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau hops, making it white wine like. Novel mix though not worth $13 for a 375 ml.Suable carbonation. Have to seek these guys out again, hopefully through an Italian beer tasting.

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Photo of CraigMack61
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. A bit of a gusher on opening, but caught most of it. Pours a very hazy orange amber with faint gold notes and a two finger off-white head that dissipates quickly to a thick cap with light lacing. Aroma of bready malt with a hint of biscuit, citrus hops, slightly floral and peppery. Flavor is neutral malt, citrus and grassy hops, light stone and citrus fruit; flavor quickly dissipates to a thin, dry, mildly earthy and spicy finish that is almost like a dry saison. Light black (pink I guess) pepper spice in the finish, more pepper in the bitterness than hops. Light to medium bodied with active, peppery carbonation. An interesting take on an IPA, but the hops are underwhelming. As usual with an undated import, it's impossible to determine what was intended fresh, but if breweries don't want old exported beers to be reviewed, they should date their bottles. This does taste like an IPA that has faded. Given that, the semi-dry, saison-like quality is rather pleasant and interesting and the pepper is distinct although somewhat muted. What hop character is present is a European noble hop profile. Glad I tried this and would get this again only if I knew I had a fresh bottle, at the imported price, an old bottle of this is not worth repeating.

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Photo of Drew88
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blp
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Donsmitty
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of rarbring
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A hazy murky straw colored brew, a frothy head that leaves much lacing, some curtains.

Smelling weakly of nuts, apricots, lemon zest.

Starting sweet sugary, ripe grapes, bitter orange zest.

Low carbonation, smooth and slightly sticky, a medium body and dry finish.

Well, did not find any peppers, a rather modest IPA.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly cloudy glowing golden orange in color with moderate to significant amounts of visible carbonation along with some light amounts of small dark sediment particles near the bottom of the glass. The beer has a three finger tall creamy off-white head that slowly reduces to large thick & creamy patch with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are aromas of pale malts with a hint of bready malts. After that, there is a moderate strength presence of hop aromas - mostly grapefruit/citrus with a lighter note of floral. Finally, the smell finish with a light hint of peppery spiciness.

T: This beer starts out with the moderate flavors of pale and bready malts which is then followed by the flavors of the hops - grapefruit/citrus and lighter amounts of floral and herbal. There is a light presence of the spiciness of pink peppercorns in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

O: This is an interesting beer, a little more malty than I like my IPAs and the hop presence is a little too light. I had high hopes for the spicy characteristics of the pink peppercorns but the aroma and flavor contributed is nominal. Glad that I tried it but I likely won't pick it up again.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of bmanning last Sunday. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Poured a semi-hazy peach color with a good white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carried a bit of light pepper and some mild grapefruit. Slight dryness accompanies the pepper and citrus rind in the flavor. Light body with good carbonation and a mild bitterness throughout. Really nicely done without anything going over the top.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at the Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA

It's obviously not actually pink, but rather uses Brazilian pink pepper as an ingredient. More of a hazy peach color in the pour, with a thin wispy head that didn't display much retention but left a bit of lacing on the glass. Grapefruit dominant in the nose, with lesser notes of peppery spice and a soft hops. Like the aroma, there is a definite grapefruit theme in the taste, mellowing out a bit to more of a white wine, giving way to a bit of spice and bitterness and even a dry leafiness near the end. On the lighter end of medium-bodied, appropriate prickly carbonation, and quite nice overall. Ow, my wallet.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crossovert
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy light golden with a big foamy white head that lasts.

The smell is pretty fricken good. Just super sharp ruby red grapefruit and some pink pepper.

The flavor is pretty good but not spectacular. It could be due to freshness (I dk how old the bottle is, it seems decently fresh). It has notes of pink pepper, sage, pine, and some grapefruit rind, but it is more spicy and herbal than fruity like it was in the smell. Bitterness is mild. The mouthfeel is a bit thin.

10.49 for a bottle of this... I can guarantee you it is not worth it, it is a good beer though.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Pink IPA from Almond '22
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