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Almanac IPA - Almanac Beer Co.

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Almanac IPAAlmanac IPA

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 25
Reviews by illidurit:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of ronricorossi
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
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 HOITINK
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bomber bottle

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.

Worth a try

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pat61
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
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 sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Nage37
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
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

Photo of Mrsenorhill
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
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

Photo of dipso123
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

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Almanac IPA from Almanac Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.