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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook - Almanac Beer Co.

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | 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: mactrail on 02-02-2013)
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Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a review of Almanac’s Single Origin IPA (as brewed with Chinook hops). Not sure if this will be a repeat brew, or an on-going single-origin series, or what. So there.

This pours a light golden-yellow. There’s pine and honey-lemon notes on the aroma, with a pleasing hoppy citrus-pine character flavor. A light bitterness turns into a long finish with some delicate piney resin. Would love to revisit this one if I see it again.

elNopalero, Feb 21, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tectactoe, Jun 17, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A very drinkable IPA, though it lacks complexity. It's a very leafy, herbal IPA. Lots of earth and dirt-like hops, though the flavors come together nicely. Unique in that way. Mild pine character as well. This was a welcome accompaniment to the Almanac Dinner at Churchill's, but certainly didn't steal the show. No need to revisit, though I'm glad I had a couple glasses of this.

ehammond1, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Library Alehouse for a tap takeover with 9 offerings.

A: Pours a clear orangish yellow with a thin (1/4") white head which leaves stringy lace.

N: Grapefruit/citrus with herbal notes. Very fresh and bright hops. Wonderful aroma.

T: Pine dominates with some malt for balance.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Bitter and dry finish.

O: Fairly straight forward and basic IPA with a nice smell of fresh hops. If you see this, then get it.

wethorseblanket, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 750 mL bottle to nonic pint glass

A: Copper-tan in color, opaque, a gentle pour forms a small sudsy head that never fully recedes.

S: Floral, sweet bouquet. Wet-hopping yields a dank, grassy aspect and the malt-backbone seems large.

T: Strangely malt-forward, sweet, but grainy and grassy. Hops are definitely floral, with subtle citrus notes amongst the earthy profile. Strong notes of tea pop up toward the finish, and the 7.5% alcohol isn't masked. Flavors are kind of a mess, not harmonizing at all. The hops are strictly bitter at the long finish.

M: Medium-heavy bodied, oily and well carbonated.

Flavor profile is disjointed, and I'm not a big fan of IPA's whose distinctive note is green tea. So far I'm liking their sours, but not jumping up and down for their other styles.

rand, Apr 24, 2014
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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.