Pink IPA - Almond '22
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2.58/5 rDev -26.1%
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.
06-03-2011 23:13:02 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.98/5 rDev -14.6%
Pours a cloudy, pale orange colour, quite translucent with off-white head - a nice and irregular thin, dense crown left behind, but sparse bubbles remaining clinging to the glass as well. Looks alright, yeah.
Smell is fairly sweet and stiff, with brown sugar underlying, but a distinct note of citric hops and some ale esters of fresh apple and orange flesh as well. bit piney, but mostly fruity, can't say it's really appealing.
Taste is more interesting but not in a good way. Starts off grainy - caramel and a touch of pearl barley - develops more fruity, apple-esque ale ester flavours and then just goes nuts with sour notes, but also a big bready yeast character to dry it up. Notes of underripe apple, peach and apricot come through late. Ultimately ends with an off bitter note, that's indicative of too much early hopping but also just the wrong balance of flavours there. It becomes intense and not very pleasant.
Body is alright, bit of texture gives an alright feel as it goes down.
Not sure where it fits into the style and while I think adding pepper to an IPA sounds like a fine idea, it certainly misses the mark here. Tastes like sour beer gone wrong.
11-06-2011 06:41:44 | More by laituegonflable
3.05/5 rDev -12.6%
Pours into a snifter a very hazy amber color with significant cream colored head and fair retention of lacing. Aroma is faint: citrusy, yeasty, and slightly hoppy. Some grassiness is noted. Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation. Taste is of basically a light belgian style ale. It barely tastes like an IPA. I pick up a lot of yeast, some grass, a touch of spice, faint orange and lemon peel, and a pinch of spice. It finishes with a highly metallic taste that really ruins what is barely a good beer drinking experience to begin with.
05-15-2011 02:48:53 | More by surprenant1138
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
08-02-2012 18:26:16 | More by rarbring
3.35/5 rDev -4%
Purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Brought back to Australia and opened with @LaitueGonflable. It looked a particularly interesting brew, and having tried some Revelation Cat beers, I was interested in Italian craft brew.
Pours a very cloudy hazy golden brown colour, with an intense and rocky white head, that forms decent patchy lace. Body is very light and fluid, almost like water, but the head is solid and coherent enough to stick around through movements underneath it. Looks decent.
Nose is pretty generic. Slight hop character, with a touch of spice, perhaps the pepper, all above a slightly sweet malt presence. It's a bit dull, all up, to be honest—it certainly doesn't inspire an excited first sip.
Taste is also extremely generic. Flat, light palate, with a generic, but very uncomplicated bitterness through the mid to back, the suggests very mild bittering hops. There's a hint of spice or pepper on the finish, that lingers giving a mild sense of heat. It's extremely light, and really not very exciting. The heat of the pepper perhaps comes through, but it's very subtle, and doesn't really add a great deal of interest to a particularly lacklustre beer.
It's ok, but very far from exciting. I thought this had the potential to give some genuinely interesting characters, and it ended up being woefully bland. It's not hideous, it's just boring.
10-22-2011 05:27:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
Pink IPA from Almond '22
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.