Annabelle's India Pale Ale - Galena Brewing Company

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Annabelle's India Pale AleAnnabelle's India Pale Ale

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87
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-10-2010)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
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 +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden orange color that has a very murky body. This beer has a gorgeous glow. Half a finger of creamy head on the pour. Rich sticky lacing left behind with each drink.

Smell: Bright citrus exploded out of the can. Nice pine body with lingering fruit accents of tangerines, mangos, and oranges. There is a touch of spices and peppercorns on the nose as well. Fresh caramel warms up on the body. Grains and freshly cut grass bring it on the body. Touch of bready, airy yeast rounds this one out.

Taste: The front is saturated undistinguished citrus fruits. Caramel and molasses syrupy malt profile warms up on the body. Sticky toffee continues to linger and sit heavily on the palate. Lighter tropical fruits with accents of mangos, tangerines, pineapple, and pine hit on the back end. Pine rides out hard into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Rich syrupy malt texture wins out on the palate. Lingering bitter pine also takes its toll. Carbonation is low but fits the big malt backbone.

Overall: Digging this local IPAs that are popping up all over the place. The dry hopping really stands out with this brew and is certainly the highlight. Nothing about this brew is watery, its more potent tones linger long after drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Annabelle's India Pale Ale from Galena Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.