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Anna Belle's IPA - Galena Brewing Company

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Anna Belle's IPAAnna Belle's IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 63
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 21.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galena Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-10-2010

A ruby beer with a burst of hop flavors and aromas are paired with a solid malt backbone and a clean and pleasant bitterness that lingers on the palate. Aromas of pine and citrus are prevalent due to heavy dry-hopping with a blend of West Coast hops.

80 IBUs
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 63
Reviews by ferrari29:
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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours from bottle with 1 & 1/2 finger sized rocky head; holds very well; moderate level of foamy lacing; body is dark copper in colored and opaque;

S - Very hoppy nose; roasted malt comes up right after; caramel; pine; touch of cotton candy; sweet

T - Smooth caramel and roasted malt flavor; hoppy, pine taste; delicious hop flavor; not to heavy and not to weak, just right; slightly sweet

M - Thick body; moderately bitter aftertaste; very well carbonated

D - Very well balanced flavor and mouthfeel profile; great taste and fantastic drink

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Loki478
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of tasting this fresh out of the tap at the brewery in a flight, and everything I tasted there was good. This one stood out, so I bought the growler, and this review is based on a second tasting from that growler.

Annabelle's has a lovely amber color, and it is slightly opaque. In this pour, the head was non-existent. Swirls leave a small trace of bubbles on the side. The smell is, to me, lightly floral and grassy with a touch of citrus. The nose is very light.

The taste is well balanced, with a hint of fruitiness and malty sweetness up front. The backend is hoppy, on the floral side. It leaves a nice trace of bitterness at the very end, and a classic hops flavor lingers in the mouth for a bit after every sip. Very smooth mouthfeel, not very heavy. This beer is very drinkable, would make a great session beer, and seems like it would also play well with food. So far you can only get it direct from the brewery in Galena.

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Photo of drn
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The GBC’s entry for those desiring lively, hoppy beer (as the servers' shirts say: “Don’t worry, be hoppy”).

Annabelle has a great slightly cloudy golden color with reddish tinge and well-formed head with generous lacing of the glass. Brilliant piney, citrus (slightly grapefruit) hoppiness up front which holds, then finishes with a snappy cleanness.

Food pairing: Pairs well with Oriental food, especially spicy food. Able to take on stronger flavored food and stand up to it, but not a good match to overly acidic foods.

Available year-round on draft, in bottles and in kegs. My favorite at GBC.

IBU’s 70; 7.5% abv

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh on tap today at the brewery.
Review from written notes, scoring to style

Deep saturated orange color, fairly bright and clear.
Sticky collar of white foam that leaves some lacing on the way down. Herbal and citrusy hop smell, dried orange peel from the Cascade and Amarillo. Moderately bitter with some citrus and caramel notes. Dry resiny finish. Meduim bodied, approaching a DIPA in terms of the abv range (7.5%), which was thankfully hidden. Pretty tasty, could be a little more aromatic and punchy with the hops. Bartender said they ran out for a week or two recently due to a scarce hop supply... better stockpile!

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.15/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of cosiv
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a can into a pint glass. Golden brown with a small head, noticeable sediment.

S: Notes of hops and brown sugar

T: Well balanced hop flavor.

M: A little watery, but a nice carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Anna Belle's IPA from Galena Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.