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Almanac IPA - Almanac Beer Co.

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Almanac IPAAlmanac IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 10-11-2013

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Photo of Erik-P
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of od_sf
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden brew with a massive foam that settles down eventually to a whipped cream white pile. Maybe it was the jerky way the lady was driving the 8X bus to North Beach. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods on Market St.

Hop flavor is quite intriguing. Resiny and fruity. Rich and full bodied. Wonderful sudsy mouthfeel. Melon and mango with that resiny taste. Strong and deeply fruity.

Fairly bitter finish but not as much as some other IPAs tasted this week. An interesting and very flavorful mouthful. I"m glad I tasted this one. A nice change from Almanac's vinegary sours.

Photo of kniles38
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronricorossi
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Currently sitting at a rating of 85, which I think is low. I'd call it more a 92, 93? Very good. Has a nice take on the creamy/sweet profile that's so typical of the better west coast DIPAs, but Almanac does it at 7.5%. Better than a lot of IPAs out there.

Photo of RWACKO
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SerpentX
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at C4, on to the beer:

This is a light orange colored IPA with decent head retention and spots of lace which cling to the glass. What I throughout enjoyed at first was the aroma, which is filled with decadent pine, cantaloupe, tangerine, and kiwi, not only delicious but initially very intense too. Sadly, its intensity fades, so it drops to being merely good.

Get three servings of fruit in one pint of Almanac IPA. Or, at least your palate would think so. Waves of tangerine and cantaloupe hit, and backing it is spicy rye. The carbonation could be worked on; very light with the bubbles where a few more would add texture to this beer.

I'm happy with my pint of Almanac IPA. It made my lunch more interesting.

Photo of sheenisgod
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metsfan1
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Really great look, smell and taste but every bottle I have had and when I had it on draft the carbonation was near non-existent. Like a really great beer that I couldn't dump that I put in the fridge overnight (not that I've ever done this before).

Photo of RyanK252
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Barrel house Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces very well.

S: Citrus, little tropical fruit, a touch of pine, backed with caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops up front, grapefruit and tangerine, some pineapple, a little pine, and caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth.

O: This one was surprisingly quite good and right in my wheelhouse.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big grassy and herbal hop nose. Pours hazy gold with a 1” off-white foam cap that produces thick lace. A very creamy fruity palate offers up citrus, lemon and peach to apricot notes that lead to a big, mellow hop bitterness. The malt, yeast, and hop flavors are very well balanced and mute any evidence of alcohol. This medium bodied beer has above average carbonation but it is soft and natural.

Photo of Beernoobie
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of julielynndubee
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrsenorhill
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Almanac IPA from Almanac Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.