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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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82
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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-30-2013 05:03:32 | More by MattCollins
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-28-2013 22:29:23 | More by GABrew
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rawfish

California

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 07:58:22 | More by rawfish
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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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JohnG190

New York

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 22:05:09 | More by JohnG190
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

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California

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California

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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.