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Pink IPA - Almond '22

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Pink IPAPink IPA

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Almond '22 visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: glid02 on 07-23-2010)
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

ygtbsm94, Dec 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

gaffm, Mar 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

kjb32812, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of laituegonflable
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

laituegonflable, Nov 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

JohnnieNepal, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

Xipper, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -14%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of surprenant1138
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

surprenant1138, May 15, 2011
Photo of rarbring
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

rarbring, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

LambicPentameter, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

BeerHunter76, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of camartin27
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

camartin27, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

BeerOps, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a hazy gold with an inch of foam.

I get an interesting range of aromas. A kind of tropical fruitiness with mango being the most notable. Some pineapple as well. Pepper? I don't exactly what pink pepper brings to the table.

It doesn't taste like it smells for the most part. The hop bitterness is on the harsh side. I get wee bits of the fruit and yes, there's a peppery thing going on but the hop flavours need smoothing out.

Mouthfeel is okay.

Wow, if this tasted like it smelled, it would drink like a champion.

Bitterbill, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

lacqueredmouse, Oct 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

virinow, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Chugs13, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

MikeytotheB, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

DbbC, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

AlvinLin, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

PeteRiz, Aug 26, 2012
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Pink IPA from Almond '22
80 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.