Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook - Almanac Beer Co.
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2.93/5 rDev -19.3%
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.
04-24-2014 06:03:38 | More by rand
3.79/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
11-21-2013 02:36:35 | More by vfgccp
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
11-19-2013 05:09:39 | More by AgentMunky
Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.