Ananda IPA - Wiseacre Brewing
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.31/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
05-01-2014 04:01:52 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.56/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
03-09-2014 02:18:15 | More by jokelahoma
4.13/5 rDev +4%
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.
02-27-2014 01:42:18 | More by jngrizzaffi
3.09/5 rDev -22.2%
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.
01-19-2014 18:56:54 | More by Alieniloquium
Ananda IPA from Wiseacre Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.