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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook - Almanac Beer Co.

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Fresh Hop IPA - ChinookFresh Hop IPA - Chinook

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BA SCORE
82
good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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jampics2

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-03-2013 15:16:34 | More by jampics2
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atpca

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-17-2014 05:32:19 | More by atpca
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rand

California

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
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ZombieJester

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-16-2013 06:22:22 | More by ZombieJester
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-08-2013 22:35:16 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-28-2013 23:03:40 | More by jenray
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-02-2013 23:17:28 | More by tommyguz
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JohnG190

New York

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%

Pours a golden amber with a thick, quickly fading head, good lacing. Pine resin dominates the nose with a touch of spice. Bitterness throughout the palate with a fairly dry finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, it's a good showcase for what is ordinarily a bittering hop, but the over-the-top pine really fatigues the olfactory senses rather quickly.

09-21-2013 22:05:09 | More by JohnG190
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Tyrus

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-17-2013 23:01:46 | More by Tyrus
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Rick778

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-31-2013 02:07:46 | More by Rick778
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-05-2014 20:50:04 | More by Davepoolesque
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jvillefan

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-13-2013 02:07:19 | More by jvillefan
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gueuzegossage

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-17-2013 14:53:09 | More by gueuzegossage
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Kreko7

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-06-2013 03:54:02 | More by Kreko7
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KimenTshom

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-11-2013 03:03:35 | More by KimenTshom
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ehammond1


3.45/5  rDev -5%

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.

08-14-2013 17:47:26 | More by ehammond1
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 11:13:26 | More by tectactoe
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-19-2013 15:15:51 | More by Varkias41
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ebrifan

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-18-2013 05:15:29 | More by ebrifan
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KevT

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-30-2013 19:22:25 | More by KevT
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-03-2013 03:36:51 | More by vermilcj
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-01-2014 09:08:05 | More by zestar
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logicerror

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-22-2013 04:22:16 | More by logicerror
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-29-2014 02:19:23 | More by WesM63
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rawfish

California

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours clear amber with a huge capped head and tons of tight frothy stark white lacing left on the glass. Retention is below average though.

Honey, cereal grains, dank, earthy and piney hops accompany. Some orange juice and musty sweetness.

Earthy with cereal grains, some wet paper bag and honey sweetness. Hops are leafy and earthy with pine and slight orange citrus. Very simple, mild and unlike the Cluster IPA in this series very familiar to IPA drinkers. Bitterness is of medium strength and carries on through the finish.

Body is average but weighed down by sub average carbonation, wet and a bit prickly. Alcohol well hidden and malt is sticky despite the hops' attempt to dry.

A very basic, simple but well made single hop IPA. The Chinook hops lend themselves well to style with pine and earthy flavors. The malt profile is raw and sticky and for a fresh hop IPA I wish the hop flavors would pop more than they do.

09-26-2013 07:58:22 | More by rawfish
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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.