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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

On tap at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a prettygood beer that is quite hop forward and earthy.

07-29-2013 03:02:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-19-2013 00:22:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-04-2013 22:38:55 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Washington

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

New York

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
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-16-2013 03:45:41 | More by bsuedekum
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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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AgentMunky

California

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
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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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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-12-2013 19:53:33 | More by mrebeka
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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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jampics2

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +22%

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.

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-28-2013 22:29:23 | More by GABrew
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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.