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Almanac IPA - Almanac Beer Co.

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Almanac IPAAlmanac IPA

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84
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 10-11-2013)
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Pours is hazed lighter almond, leaves nice looking fine lacing.

Nose is on the dank side

Grapefruit, mint and some soft lime on the palate.

Flavorful and quite enjoyable IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep bronze orange body, mostly clear as well with ample carbonation, but a little bit of head bubbles stuck to the sides of the glass. Head is a little small as well, three fingers off the pour with a classic clumped laced profile but falls to a one finger puck. Almost in the excellent ball park range, but very solid looking brew.

Nose is a bit sugary. Hints of caramel syrup but a nice tropical and fruity hop manages to jump out. Comes out like a double with some boozy sugars a bit on the bouquet though. Some leafy green mint qualities a bit as well. Overall solid but nothing mindblowing, and doesn't quite hint at that classic West coast style you think is coming.

First sip is surprisingly underwhelming and unexpected. As much as there is a strong aroma hinting at what might be coming if not totally incredible, the flavors just don't come out. A decent malt backbone containing a surprising low and less sugared sweetness than the nose indicates. Hop profile comes off as tempered and toned down. Even more so than the fruity ness on the nose hinted at. Very little bitterness even coming off this at all, with a hop angle that seems completely burried and indistinct. Mild juiced fruit, and weak malt, with just a leafy hard to pin down flavor.

This is an ok beer, the mouthfeel sort of saves it but it's a bit of a dud in the IPA realm considering all the other California breweries pumping these IPAs out. This needs and upgrade.

smakawhat, Sep 19, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: medium gold and clear behind the haze on the glass; couple of fingers of off-white head will leave some trails down the glass

S: bright fruits and citrus, flowers and grass; hints of sweetness

T: tropical and citrus fruits, chewy pale grains and caramel malt; some rough edges

M: medium bodied on the denser side; rustic and hearty, mild aftertaste

O: a nice if not exceptional IPA

Greywulfken, Sep 22, 2014
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Draft at Ale Arsenal. Similar to the Chinook single origin IPA but slightly improved. Bit more aromatic and fruity, though still leans toward the bittering hops. Malty, semi-sweet, somewhat abrasive in the finish. Weighty on the palate. I liked it for the first few ounces, but taking down a whole pint was a chore.

largadeer, Oct 11, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of tropical fruits along with hints of tangerines and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: This beer has really pleasant aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, but could use more bitterness in the taste as well as more crispness and carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

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Appearance: a nice earthy orange hue. A finger or less of a white foamy head that fades pretty quickly and leaves a small and spotty lacing.

Smell: sweet toasty malts, lemon bread. Juicy and tropical fruits. Some hop resin.

Taste: opens with some lemon bread to buttered bread. Hops, tropical and citrusy. Some resin. Toasted grains come in from time to time.

Mouthfeel: light. Low bitterness. Some fruit juice qualities.

Overal: not saying it's a bad beer. But a far cry from what I look for in a ipa

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Almanac IPA from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.