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Ananda IPA - Wiseacre Brewing

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Ananda IPA
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88
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlueMoon10 on 10-25-2013

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Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 18
Photo of helios7
2.79/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Almost no nose to speak of. Underwhelming, thin taste. Inoffensive, but sub-standard IPA.

Photo of Jhill23
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not an IPA fan so...Hard to give it this high of a rating honestly. Pretty bitter...

Photo of Vonerichs
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange with tons of large floaters. Decent head with little retention or lacing.

Very nice tropical nose. Grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. A little bit of perfume.

Tropical hop flavors, like the nose, with very little malt backbone. Very dry and bitter.

Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. The bitterness is punishing on the palate.

Overall, a very nice beer. It could use a little balance to tone down the bitterness, but it has some very nice tropical aromas and flavors.

Photo of denver10
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light golden with a slight orange tint to it and a white frothy head. Aroma offers some passion fruit, grapefruit, toasted cereal grains, a touch of floral, and pine.Flavor follows suit. Crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a really nice IPA here. If they could add a little more depth/complexity/something to the malt foundation this beer could become stellar. Nothing wrong with the malt foundation as is, just that there is room for it to be even better, IMO. Would definitely drink again.

My rating: 4.00

Photo of brewskifan55
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter. Thanks to my Memphis connection for bringing this down.

A: Clear golden; a white one finger head with great retention. Frothy lacing.

S: Piney hops, floral, citrus-y; mangoes, pineapples. Nice.

T: Grapefruit leads with a citrus rush. A bit of mangoes, too. Low bitterness amongst the pines. Refreshing.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: I was really surprised at how good this little gem tasted. Great artwork on the can, too. A solid IPA.

Photo of antiherodave
4/5  rDev +1.3%

I really like this beer. Very similar to Stone IPA. I was very impressed with it. Best I've had out of Tennessee.

Photo of Bezy901
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

This has quickly become one of my favorite IPAs in short order. Despite the hoppiness it's a surprisingly refreshing IPA, no doubt aided by the water quality found in Memphis. It has a spicy slightly peppery taste but is bright and floral at the same time.

Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a ton of floaties. The tiny floaties swirl around amid a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy white foam. It's ... certainly something!

Smell: sweet malt with soapy/floral and rich, grassy hop elements. Normally not really my bag, but it sort of works here.

Taste: soapy and floral but with an herbal bite, a little bit of graininess and a definite bitterness that I don't usually find in many floral IPAs or APAs. It's still not totally my thing, but this beer definitely has its nicer points.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a great creaminess for an IPA.

Overall: not outstanding, but a totally serviceable IPA which falls on the lower end of the bitterness scale. It may not be completely to my taste, but it is interesting.

Photo of MarkWalker6
3.95/5  rDev 0%

Poured from growler into pint glass

A: Fairly clear yellowy with orange hues. Nice off-white head.

S: Citrus with some piney and earthy undertones. Seems subtle to me.

T: Very yummy. Has a creamy citrus fruit forward flavor to it. Slight pine with some malt backbone to give it a nice body and complexity. It was some sweetness without being overpowering.

M: Medium with a slight creaminess to it. Very crisp.

O: My favorite so far out of Memphis. A very tasty IPA

Photo of Nfinity22
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Nice IPA with clean citrus and toasted barley notes. Clean and so fresh from the growler from @cash_saver.

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange with a white foam head. Looks like a Hefe due to the wheat malt used in brewing.

S: Citrusy hops (tangerine, orange, lemon), with a slightly sweet malt smell hanging around.

T: Lemony bitterness on the front, a slight citrus hop punch, and smooth wheat like finish. This is a really refreshing, lighter IPA. Sort of a hybrid wheat/IPA, not a hop bomb and not overly bitter.

M: This is where this beer excels, in my opinion. Strikes a perfect balance between sessionable and flavorful. Most session IPAs sacrifice flavor for drinkability, and most hop loving IPAs are a little heavy. This beer hits the middle perfectly.

O: While not the greatest IPA ever, a perfect session IPA with loads of flavor and balance. A perfect beer for a hot Memphis afternoon!

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can shared with stillmatic2232.

Pours a hazy dark orange. A small half inch head, and little splotches of lacing down the glass.

Smells quite citrusy, with some dank earthiness. Not much malt to speak of.

This IPA has a really bright, juicy taste with little bitterness. Some orange, pineapple, grapefruit, with only a smidgen of pine. A little bit of malt gives the beer some body, but doesn't add much to the flavor itself.

Medium bodied, crisp, but slightly sticky mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very drinkable.

This was one was a big surprise as it was completely off my radar. Very tasty.

Photo of jokelahoma
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter at my home

Pours a hazy gold color, with a decent head that hangs on for dear life.

Lightly floral hops in the nose, with a touch of sugary sweetness sneaking in at the end. Not a lot of aroma, but what is there is appetizing.

Flavor is mild. It really isn't a bitter beer at all, not nearly as much as one would expect from an IPA. It's got some hop flavor, but not a great deal of that, either. It's crisp and bright, but there's not a lot here that screams "IPA!". Thin malt backbone provides just a bit of sweetness, otherwise the malt presence isn't noticeable. Taste flames out with a bit of hoppiness, but that quickly disappears. This is a really good pale ale, but it lacks a bit of kick for an IPA. It comes up just short in every measurable way.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side as well. Not too watery, but still thinner than it should be. I'd like a bit more oomph in the texture. That might help make the beer feel bigger.

Overall, this is very pleasant to drink. It just doesn't quite climb the ladder to get from pale ale to IPA heights. I wouldn't hesitate to grab another one if I wanted a good pale to get me through a barbecue, but if I were looking for a hoppy IPA to grab me by the tastebuds and smack my tonsils around a bit, I'd have to leave this one the shelf. A bit more bittering and this one could be there, however. Definitely worth trying.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Golden, hazy color. Thick foamy head. Nice foam lacing along sides of glass. Smell is not overpowering, despite the thick head. Citrus, apple and piney smell. Piney, hop forward taste with moderate bitterness that persists until swallowed. Taste the apple, pineapple, citrus flavors. Mild bitter aftertaste. Overall, a decent IPA. Not the best and definitely not the worse. Would try again.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big off white head. Nice foamy surface.

Smell - Floral with some citrus. Big biscuit and toast malt. Sweet smelling.

Taste - Floral hops have turned to grapefruit. Malty. Not really sweet, but toasty. A little creamy. Bitter in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Creamy with medium carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Average IPA with some unimpressive characteristics.

Photo of YoudownwithABV
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best locally produced IPA.

Appearance: Un-filtered, Bright Orangish Yellow Cloud,

Smell: A smell of citrus attacks the nose first and then moves over to a mild piney smell.

Taste: A great citrus forward IPA with a malty-piney finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation was perfect, not overly heavy on the palate and smooth going down.

Overall: Memphis's best beer and a great IPA. A must try if your in Memphis. This will be Wiseacre's flagship beer.

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tennessee alcohol laws suck! Nice to see a local brewery doing a year round IPA. Ghost river where you at? need to step upi your game! Wiseacre coming into the market place strong in memphis. great sessionable IPA that is local to the memphis area. this is a rare thing.

Photo of roger617
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into nonic glass. Yet another great beer compliments of Michael B.

Pours a light golden color with 1 finger of white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is somewhat subtle, but what I do get is definitely citrus focused. Flavor is over the top citrus, great profile going on here! This has an incredible blend of straight citrus malty goodness. I can't say enough good things about how well this beer comes together. Anyone who considers themself a hop head, or is just in search of a new great IPA, look no further. I've had all the common trader IPA and DIPA, and I rate Ananda as equally worthy "trade bait". This is a fatastic beer that anyone who enjoys IPAs absolutely must try. Wiseacre has certainly hit a homerun with the first 2 offerings I've had the pleasure of trying.

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Ananda IPA from Wiseacre Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.