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Fresh Hop IPA - Cluster - Almanac Beer Co.

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Fresh Hop IPA - ClusterFresh Hop IPA - Cluster

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BA SCORE
83
good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paccamacca on 09-10-2013)
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-08-2014 16:12:15 | More by GClarkage
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2014 03:41:03 | More by Beerbuddy21
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-19-2014 16:48:15 | More by oso
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MrGone

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-08-2014 07:22:59 | More by MrGone
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-29-2014 02:17:05 | More by WesM63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-13-2014 18:19:28 | More by Gonzoillini
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-12-2014 04:21:30 | More by NWer
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-31-2014 04:13:58 | More by ricecracker420
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rand

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

From 750 mL bottle to pint glass

A: Yellow-tan in color, clear, a medium pour produces a pillowy, 2-inch head, leaving lacing everywhere.

S: The nose is fairly straightforward, almost simple, with pleasant notes of citrus and grass. Bread-y, grainy sweetness rounds the bouquet with a slight resinous note lingering.

T: The flavors are fairly simple on the palate as well. Clean fresh hop essense at the front, with a citrus-y bend. Toasty malts add grainy balance with a touch of honey sweetness poking through. A earthy, resinous bitterness takes over toward the finish, presumably from the Cluster hop (I don't think I've had these hops as a beer's feature) which leads to a long, bitter finish.

M: Medium-bodied, fairly oily, slick complexion. Ample carbonation helps clean the bitter aftertaste.

A pretty refreshing stab at a West Coast style, but it's not all that remarkable. Cluster hops as they were used in this brew lead to a strangely bitter finish.

01-24-2014 07:01:51 | More by rand
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-28-2013 07:07:56 | More by jenray
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-19-2013 15:15:36 | More by Varkias41
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-05-2013 14:33:28 | More by brycevolk
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-01-2013 16:23:39 | More by tommyguz
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-28-2013 23:52:20 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-28-2013 02:14:28 | More by vermilcj
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vfgccp

New York

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Nice clarity on a light orange gold body. Creamy off-white head with nice retention and lace.

S - Lemon zest, honey, dandelion, green plant stems, wort.

T - Dusty plant forward profile with honey, arugula, lemon, and caramel.

M - Medium body with par carbonation.

O - Better than the Cascade imho.

11-21-2013 02:13:37 | More by vfgccp
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AgentMunky

California

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

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. Earthy.

T: Herbal, spicy, grassy. Big and full. A hint of chocolate? Very English. Pleasant malt base with a hint of fruit at the finish.

M: Full and nice.

O: Great beer. Recommended.

11-19-2013 05:11:27 | More by AgentMunky
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cp45

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-09-2013 03:22:21 | More by cp45
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mactrail

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Beautiful amber color in the tall maredsous glass with a fine-grained tall foam. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Something like sweet, fresh alfalfa in the aromatics. Aroma is a little piney with plenty of flowery hops.

Big resiny flavors with that slightly murky fresh hop taste. The flavor is rather grassy and herbal, as most of these green cone brews seem to be. But this is quite rich and mellow and overall it's a well-made and highly drinkable beer. The fresh hop seems to be the flavor of the week, but it's an interesting way to learn something about hop flavors. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

11-08-2013 05:28:47 | More by mactrail
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Kreko7

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-06-2013 03:53:53 | More by Kreko7
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-04-2013 05:19:44 | More by nygannon
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LoFiDave

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-26-2013 02:13:10 | More by LoFiDave
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle from MeadMe thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a brilliantly clear medium gold color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever and is fed by a constant stream of carb bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aromas of caramel and pine with a woody earthy edge. The flavor is as the aroma promised with a hint of sulfur and earthy tartness added in. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet slick bubbly mouthfeel. Decent drinker, nothing objectionable here, but nothing earth shattering either.

10-25-2013 23:11:12 | More by johnnnniee
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ZombieJester

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-23-2013 04:59:45 | More by ZombieJester
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akang

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

10-21-2013 22:25:10 | More by akang
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Fresh Hop IPA - Cluster from Almanac Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.