Azacca IPA
Founders Brewing Company

Azacca IPAAzacca IPA
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,081
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,197
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 7.95%
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
1,291
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 10, 2022
Added:
Mar 11, 2015
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  444
SCORE
87
Very Good
Azacca IPAAzacca IPA
Notes: Named for the Haitian god of agriculture, the Azacca hop boasts intense, tropical fruit notes. Azacca IPA includes a touch of caramel malt to provide a sweet backbone to the citrus, mango and orchard fruit notes in this 7% ABV, 70 IBUs beer. The label artwork symbolizes the god of agriculture watching over a field where the ingredients used to make the beer are being grown.
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Rated: 4 by bismarksays from Iowa

Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
4/05/16:
I've always wondered about the name of the Azacca hop, where it came from, but never ever got around to asking anyone. It's the Haitian god of agriculture, it seems. Well, cool.

Clear, clean, bright golden/amber coloring, slim white head.

Bold and bitter hop aromatics, shimmering citrus notes, a glimmer of cat pee, orange and grapefruit shining over the litter box. Beautiful.

In the mouth: Malty mouthfeel dominates the senses first. Lush and delicious. Hops take over the spotlight soon, flashing brilliant citric notes. Delicious and deliriously drinkable. Bright and lovely, with lots of yeast action still happening. A good drinking IPA, and it tastes good, too. Cheers to that!
Feb 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Aug 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Jul 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 21, 2020
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Rated by JasonQKing from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer got me into APA a few years ago. I miss this beer, I haven't seen it around in a long time.

One of THE best APA
Feb 12, 2020
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
4/5/2019 - Summits Wayside Tavern; No nose, slightly bitter with piney notes....seems thin.
Feb 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.3 by dcall384 from Indiana

Jan 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Magnificent_Bastard

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
golden, amber pour with rather large white head with good retention. rich creamy nose with some bitterness, and loads of golden fruits like pineapple, banana, and peach. bitter pine aroma is there as well but more in the background.

Palate is just perfectly balanced and very layered, velvety texture wtith great body and mouthfeel without being dense or heavy in any way. Initial hoppy bitterness moving into more rich fruit notes, golden delicious apples as well as the pineapple and banana notes form a nice fruit salad flavour. There is some herbal and pine bitterness on the finish, but does not feel as 70 IBU's at all.

Im loving it pretty close to a perfect moderately hopped IPA in my book
Jan 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by Seal4676 from Michigan

Jan 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an unmarked shaker pint glass. I failed to note the exact date of review, but likely late January or early February 2016 based on the location of the notes.

A: Mildly hazy gold with a finger’s worth of off-white head that has average retention. A good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Biscuit malts, citrus rind hops, and herbal/grassy hops. Not a huge amount of aroma.

T: Bitter citrus, grassy, and a bit brassy. Biscuit malt sweetness. Some tangerines and melon as well. This comes off as closer to balanced than expected. Moderate bitterness in the hang.

O: A medium body for style, with low alcohol presence. A good amount of carbonation sensation.

O: Not a great beer. I'm not certain if I've had Azacca hops before this. I do think this could have used some additional dry hopping, but otherwise to specific faults. But there's nothing to get excited about, nor anything particularly memorable.
Nov 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by BRLockwood from Florida

Sep 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by Mr_Beer_Belly from Illinois

Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 26, 2019
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Reviewed by hogrider from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not something I would go out of my way to drink...but ok. I am biased because I like dry IPAs generally. The sweet backbone of this beer noticed in the backdraft of my palate is very good, I noticed hints of fruits and even mango-like notes. If you like fruity beers, you are going to like this one....and remember folks, drink beer and support your local brewery. HOG
Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by DLooper from Michigan

Jun 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by bluehende from Delaware

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by PortLargo from Florida

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by brewale4me from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: dark gold to bronze
Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, malt
Taste: malt, citrus, medium bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium body
Overall: this is a good IPA however; the hop profile is light.
May 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by redleg64 from Michigan

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

May 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a single can into a tulip.

Pours copper and essentially clear with two-to-three fingered foamy head. Visibly effervescent in the body. Decent lacing.

The aroma displays a solid malt presence with equal measures of tropical and piney/weedy hop. Very little citrus. Just a hint of alcohol detected.

The caramel malt sweetness carriers over to the palate and is the first flavor on the tip of the tongue, but as the brew crosses over to the mid palate the hops arrive in fruity fashion. However, those fruits are a little muddled. Citrus, tropical, and white stone fruit flavors are all there but are difficult to really pick out. Grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot might be separated and discerned, but not to any strong degree. As the brew finishes, the danker flavors arrive, more dank and weedy than resiny/piney. The booze detected on the nose isn't really present on the palate. The balance of malt and bitterness is very well done, however.

The brew is essentially down the middle medium in body, relatively light on carbonation compared with its appearance, and fairly drinkable.

The IPA market is crowded and this one doesn't do much to distinguish itself, other than providing as "balanced" a delivery as any IPA I've had. It does have plenty of enjoyable malt presence offset by a bitter, but not hop-burned, IBU presence. If the fruit flavors were more discernable as "fruits" rather than "categories" of fruitiness, this would be a higher rater for me. Still, a good brew.
Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by drkhawk5 from Michigan

Apr 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2019
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Rated by gobrewsome from Alabama

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice ipa easy to drink smooth are the hops on the front of your tongue
Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by RoyalT from Michigan

4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance – The body is a murky orange with hints of sediment and the pure white head exploded on an easy pour.

Smell – This is a beautifully balance hop profile with equal parts citrus, pine, and grapefruit. There’s a small malt backbone here as well but the hops steal the show.

Taste – The malts come on much bigger at the taste. There is some good caramel in there to go along with the hops that taste as they smell. This is an exceptionally balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel – This just is medium-bodied with some bitterness but not enough to be off-putting.

Drinkability – This is a big beer but not too big for the average drinker. It’s definitely one of the better, more quaffable big IPAs that I’ve ever had.
Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 2.45 by Csjacko from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
You immediately notice upon pouring there's a interesting angle to this IPA. Copper colored due to strong caramel malt presence, playing sweet to the significant hop bite. Good intensity.
Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by profholt82 from Michigan

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Mar 20, 2019
Azacca IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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