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Fresh Hop IPA - Cascade - Almanac Beer Co.

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wet-hopped with freshly picked Cascade hops grown at Hops Meister Farms in Clearlake, CA.

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 09-06-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-30-2013 19:21:17 | More by KevT
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A: Pours a clear amber color with a thin bone white head. Leaves some light lace smudged down the glass.

S: A very leafy earthy hop presence with some orange rind, light pine, oak and caramel malt.

T: Again, very earthy hop presence here. Restrained notes of pine and some slightly bready malt. A hint of oak with some light grapefruit, mint and hop spiciness on the finish. A pretty nice IPA.

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My initial impression of this IPA was nothing to write home about; it had aromas of a high malt base and a low pine hop juice presence with barely any citrus or tropical nectar notes. But as I continued to smell, swig, and swirl, I noticed this buttery juice texture with some peach and grape flavors really shining through and that's when it hit me:
I've never had a beer that so much resembled a fine glass of Chardonnay like this one. It's not very sweet, and actually brings about an oaky presence.

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Fresh Hop IPA - Cascade from Almanac Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.