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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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elNopalero

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 07:11:04 | More by elNopalero
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-05-2013 20:16:42 | More by OMsweetOM
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wethorseblanket

California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 01:58:55 | More by wethorseblanket
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CEDAMA

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-24-2014 22:39:11 | More by CEDAMA
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-05-2013 03:45:38 | More by st9647v3
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-11-2013 02:13:22 | More by jpaulsen
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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-27-2013 03:32:40 | More by Piddmeista
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-17-2013 22:06:26 | More by drewone
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-27-2013 03:42:26 | More by SocalKicks
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-08-2014 16:12:42 | More by GClarkage
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Brennanleroy

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-10-2013 17:49:33 | More by Brennanleroy
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-07-2013 20:00:04 | More by tswater
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-31-2014 04:13:19 | More by ricecracker420
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-27-2013 20:30:24 | More by akang
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eulerthegrape

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-13-2013 00:23:32 | More by eulerthegrape
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dv8sean

California

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Seems there may be reviews of different releases, here. It's 18-Sep-13' and the 750ml bottle I picked up cites "Wet-hopped with freshly picked Chinook hops grown at Hops Meister Farms in Clearlake, CA."

Anyhow, brilliant clarity, beautiful honey color with slight orange tinge. Smell is not as aggressive as I may have thought, a little grassy with hints of forest floor. Taste is fantastic. Wonderful malt-hop balance, properly bitter without being teeth-whitening, complex despite (or because of?) the single hop origin. Wonderful on the palate

Overall, I believe it fully merits the "4.0 - Outstanding" rating. I had high expectations for this beer, and it met them.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 02:56:22 | More by dv8sean
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mactrail

Washington

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Lovely scent of orange blossoms and pine sap. Golden color in the tall snifter with a modest foam.

An interesting showcase for the hops, which are described as "Chinook Hops from Kuchinski Family Hop Farm in Clearlake, California." Brewed with Vienna and Crystal malts. Not overly bitter but it's all about the hops. A stony bitter aftertaste. Rich and tangy, definitely not sweet but a pleasant maltiness defines the background. Eventually it's along bitter spiral, but quite a nice IPA. Hop fanciers will want to check this out, the first IPA from Almanac.

On tap at Church Key in San Francisco.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2013 08:46:49 | More by mactrail
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vfgccp

New York

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Like the rest of the fresh hop series from Almanac, this is a great looking beer. Bright gold body. Nice white head with nice lace and retention.

S - Musky rose water, green leaves, melon, honey, and biscuitty malt.

T - Bright green plant bitters, honeydew melon, lemons, and citrus pith.

M - Medium-light frame with bright carbonation.

O - Maybe the most sessionable brew of the Alamanac fresh hop series.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 02:36:35 | More by vfgccp
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AgentMunky

California

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal. From notes. Reviewed 24 September 2013.

A: Pale gold. Clear. Creamy head. Heavy lace.

S: Super faint. No smell.

T/M: Delicious! Pine, bitter-clean hops, very full, effervescent mouthfeel. Very aggressive American hops with a very bitter aftertaste that lasts forever.

O: Great IPA. Very classic.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 05:09:39 | More by AgentMunky
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-03-2013 20:46:23 | More by ste5venla
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buzzword

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-03-2013 17:15:19 | More by buzzword
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-27-2013 21:33:33 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-10-2013 01:44:14 | More by Dawkins
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-21-2013 20:38:44 | More by mc4z
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-25-2013 19:07:33 | More by Kmlund
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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.