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Ananda IPA | Wiseacre Brewing

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Ananda IPAAnanda IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlueMoon10 on 10-25-2013

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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 251
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Fieldhouse Social on the UT campus in Knoxville. Straight up solid IPA. Nothing is going to blow your mind but you also aren't going to vomit from overly heavy malt sweetness. Very well balanced with some nice citrus hop bite and flavor. A touch fruity. A well crafted beer.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a very slightly hazy amber with a moderate head. Lacing as you enjoy the beer. Some hops in the nose, well balanced hops in the mouth, along with malt. Yum!

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Photo of Hergestridge
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This entry by Wisacre is quite decent. It has a nice flavour with decent Hoppiness. The colour is a burnished orange. Head talll, and has pretty descent lacing... the smell is sweet and bitter. Another Aldi find and the more I drink Aldi beer, the more I appreciate their attention to quality. Worth a market experience. ... :)

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.01/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours amber in color. Transparent, yet definitely has some particles floating around in it. Good-sized white head on top. The aroma is hoppy, with a lemony, yeasty twist. It's flavor is a good balance of malts and hops for an ipa. Some earthy flavors like fresh cut grass seem to pull through as well. Medium bodied.

All in all, it's a decent beer, but not something I would ever seek out. Average.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a mildly hazy orange-copper body, two finger white head. Solid retention, bits of lacing. Smells of caramel malt, mild floral notes, heavy malt, but the balance is there. Flavour is similarly malt-forward, with a non-descript hop bitterness, mostly floral, a little bit of pine, finishing moderately bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, good carbonation, non-descript moderate bitterness that lingers for a while. Not the most interesting IPA, but it does have some bitterness to go along with the malt.

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Photo of Prager62
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a six pack of cans in Gatlinburg for the friendly price of $9.99. A code of 0816 on the bottom of the can. A best by date? Pouring this in my Liquor Barn keg glass for the taste.

Look- Pours a sparkling gold with a finger of white foam.

Smell- Cheesy yeast with some faint grapefruit. Smells like a home brew IPA kit.

Taste- Bisquit/malt forward with some mild grapefruit and floral qualities.

Feel- Slick and light with a slight hop bite.

Overall- A serviceable IPA that while easy drinking lacks any complex aroma or flavors. Too malt forward for my liking, I'll probably pass some along to friends for their thoughts.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into glass

Translucent golden yellow, pencil thin white foam cap

Aroma of citrus, grapefruit , pine, biscuity

Taste of citrus hops , slight malt

Slight bitterness

Ok beer

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. Light golden body, mild haze, small white collar. Aroma of grapefruit rind, biscuit, earthy malts, pine. Earthy hops with bitter citrus peel and a hint of onion. Medium high bitterness. Average.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours medium gold with finger white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of ripe tropical fruit. Taste starts off similar, ripe pineapple and melon and citrus, with solid bready backbone. Hops turn to an earthy onion in finish. As it warms the hops get earthier with some wood. Mouthfeel is kinda thin for a DIPA.

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Photo of jimdalton
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy golden that pours a one finger off white head with some lacing.
Smell: Earthy, bready notes with very subtle citrus notes.
Taste: Bready malt foundation supports a crisp citrusy lemon flavor upfront and fades to a mango/orange citrus flavor at the finish. There are also subtle notes of earth and grass.
Feel: Medium carbonation and medium body.
Overall: Rock solid IPA with some nice citrus flavors, balanced malt, and subtle grassy, earthy notes. Wonderfully executed.

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Photo of BigGold
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had at Corky's Bar-B-Q, Memphis, on draft into tumbler. Ananda (Sanskrit (!) for bliss) is a solid west coast IPA, brewed and widely-available in the heart of BBQ country.

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Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed bronze with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Insane lacing & great head retention, some floaties

S: Slight breadyness, even fainter citrus

T: Breadyness, mango, pomelo, a little dryness up front. More breadyness, a little dryness, a little pineyness as this warms, some mango. Finishes a little dry, with a bit of mango, some grapefruit, plus some grapefruit pith

MF: Light/medium body, slight carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinks easy, just got better as this warmed, well worth a go

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives a cloudy amber with a foamy white head; streaks of lacing hang around

Smell: Citrusy hops bring tangerine and lemon tones

Taste: Lemony bitterness on the front, with increasing citrus hop punch; bready malt underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A surprisingly nice local IPA to taste on my visit to Memphis

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Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours somewhere between rich gold and faded orange. Creamy one-finger head leaving a massive amount of lacing.

S: Like walking into a florist. You can easily tease out the citrus if you're looking for it--orange or its close or distant relatives (tangerine, grapefruit) blended with some spice--but after a smell the first thing to come to mind is "floral."

T: Very sessionable. This is over 6 percent but I could easily consume a six-pack. If you've ever had Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, you'll know what this is going for. And while it doesn't pull it off *quite* that well, it does a splendid job of combining fruity sweetness with a peppery tanginess. That said, it remains fairly subdued before getting suddenly quite spicy at the back end.

F: Doesn't explode right off the bat, but if you let it linger in the mouth the carbonation becomes quite active and starts to burn the tongue to the extent you would expect from a well-crafted IPA. Goes down dry.

O: This is a really good beer. The fact that it is so (ostensibly) sessionable while still sort of boozy speaks to the craftsmanship that went into it.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Kiabacca glass.
4/4.25/4.25/4.5/4
Slightly milky gold with very light head.
Smells hoppy alright. Some Simcoe and something softer...Centennial? Tree-like and fruity and promisingly bitter.
Yum! Round and sweet. The maltiness is sugary-robust and make this feel like a much heavier beer than it is, but it's wonderfully balanced by candied-citrus floral-bitter hops. Impressively executed. Pineapple on the almost-note-quite dry aftertaste.
Recommended for all! Look forward to trying some again.

Notes
ABV: 6.1%
OG: 13.5p
FG: 2.5
IBU: 61
Malt: American 2-Row, Caramel Pils, Canadian Wheat, Flaked Wheat
Hops: Bravo, Centennial, Cascade
Yeast: English Ale Yeast

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Photo of Samb2323
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased can at kroger in Knoxville 45 days after canned date - pour into pint glass revealed cloudy orange body with one finger head - smell was a strong piney malt which was consistent with the strong piney malt aftertaste - not a hop forward beer - i'm a huge fan of west coast style IPA's and would not drink this one again

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Photo of Vestlake
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Buffalo Wild Wings I'm Germantown. Hazy yellow color, nice sticky head. Nice hop taste, hoppy and bitter. I would have rated this higher, but it was a little light bodied than other IPA's I've had. Very good though, would get again if I have the chance.

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Photo of puck1225
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at a local place in Memphis. A great head with substantial lacing. Went well with dinner. Good hop flavor, a slightly bitter finish. A good IPA, and I will look for other Wiseacre beers when I next come this way.

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Photo of Roby923
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastey IPA out of Memphis. Rich copper color. Well balanced and not overly hoppy. On tap at Pinewood in Nashville. Paired really well with the catfish with chilli vinegar.

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Photo of Nyved
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy gold with a white head and lacing. The taste and aroma are both very piney. There are some citrus flavors as well, but they are not as strong as the pine and bitter flavors. Pretty light bodied as well. Overall, a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color. Has aroma of pine, with a sweet almost raisin malty profile. Flavor is a balanced pine to malt with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Smooth drink with a bit of bubbles in the back. Very nice overall

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, honey gold coloring with a slow roll of carbonation throughout, as well as some sediment floaters. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, honey, cut grass, ferns, and hints of caramel. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with a balance of caramel and tropical fruit, all undercut by a bitter, grassy, and slightly mossy hops profile. The bitterness builds towards the aftertaste, with only a slight tart citrus edge to balance all the evergreen and grassy hops notes. Full bodied, but slightly dry and drinkable. The finish has a solid bitter linger accentuated by the dry feel. Good, solid IPA.

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Photo of firkinhophead
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at M L Rose in Nashville. Not much head, perhaps due to curation issues. Unfiltered and Cloudy, straw yellow. Decent lacing. Some piney hops and dry malt in the nose. Taste is of powdery dry biscuit malts, hay, and some juicy citrus. Wraps the tongue in bitterness and doesn't let go. A little too aspiriny or I would rate it a bit higher. Solid mouthfeel, but this is an intentionally light body. Finishes dry. Good easy-drinking ipa, especially if you are fond of a dry version.

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Photo of Murpheyslawyer
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Great beer off tap! Nice bitter aftertaste!

As far as buying a take home package, the packaging isn't very good. The cans tend to pop open on their own from the 6 pack ringers that they use.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold draft pour with tight white head; great lace and carbonation. Lemony nose with some green hops too. Lemongrass flavor with hop bittering - malt balances the hoppy citrus flavors. Lite and fairly crisp mouthfeel - some stickiness and lite hop resin. Overall, very good - enjoyed the lemon zest finish.

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Ananda IPA from Wiseacre Brewing
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