Azacca India Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Azacca India Pale AleAzacca India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
78.7%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 1,419 ratings
Azacca India Pale AleAzacca India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by TheBrewo on 03-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,628
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
1,419
Liked:
1,117
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
7.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
369
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,419 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of elNopalero
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a real treat to find, and then suddenly it was everywhere. Light, approachable IPA with a delicate hop profile. I get some citrus and tropical fruit notes on this, with a good bitterness on the end.

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Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle. Slightly different, haven't had this hop before. Good IPA.

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Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beergery
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330 ml bottle, this IPA appears a somewhat dark and hazy amber gold shade, topped off with generous white froth. The aromas released by the head are very much hoppy in nature, some citrus fruits, but mostly floral - grass and pine. Taste follows the aroma, some light citrus-like sweetness upfront, but very much dominated by a sharp intense piney bitterness which follows and lasts al the way into a long finish. There is an average amount of carbonation in this IPA, which complements the medium bodied mouth feel well.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crawmcgraw
4.96/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmukid87
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Total Wine & More in Boynton Beach, Florida. Feb. 16 2017.

Clear, mahogany color beer with a white head.

Caramel malt, citrus, tropical fruit, pine and resin.
Medium carbonation. High bitterness. Dry ending.

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Photo of aleigator
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clouded amber-orange color with a huge, bubbly eggshell colored head.

Smells of wild berries, ice bonbon, lime pulp, orange zest and bread dough. Very unique on the nose, with a well composed hop profile, which gets perfectly enhanced by a note of toffee malts.

Drinks soft, smooth with an unexpectedly low carbonation and a very late, lingering dryness.

Tastes of an aqueous note, wrapped around toffee, earth and honeyed oranges. This is maltier and less exciting than its nose, although there is a late hop presence, defined by lime peel, orange pulp and peach pits. Finishes sweet, with a slight minerlic effervescence, which highlights the lemon bitterness.

A little too tamed on the tongue to convince entitely. Its hop profile on the nose is a very interesting one though, which gets a little overwhelmed by toffee and candied oranges on the palate.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a soft semi-burnt bronzed orange to amber color with a thin white head that dissipated nicely. Lacing was uniform around the glass but eventually spider webbed. The smell balanced between the grassy sweetness, tropical fruits and a light spice from the Azacca hops. Orange rind bitterness warms into the The taste was mainly the same with more orange rind bitterness. Leads into the aftertaste and slightly into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable feel on it. Carbonation runs nice allowing the spice to be the harshness. Overall, what a really nice AIPA throwing up the Azacca hops for a superb balance in the aroma.

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Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy orange beer with thick golden head, nice retention.
Smell - fruity, marmelade.
Taste - caramel with decent hop load.
Medium body and carbonation.
Not so impressing.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a mildy hazy amber, with a fizzy, minimal head that settles out rather quickly
S: nice woodsy, hop aroma, with a sweet orange note
T: the first thing that strikes me is the sweet malt body, and then the marraige of that with the citrus, you then get something of an earthy bitterness, mildly reminiscent of 90 minute IPA from dofgfish, I find the sweetness to be a bit much here, but it's certainly drinkable, there is a piney note here as well, but honestly I have a hard time getting past the almost cloying sweetness of the malt, I'm not against malty beer, but I don't like this kind of sweetness
M: mildly sticky with subtle but present carbonation
O: ehh it's decent, but I don't see myself seeking it out, it's a better than average IPA from a brewery that really doesn't make anything less than better than average, so yeah, nothing special.

PS: I find the sweetness (both in the nose and the taste) distasteful because it's reminiscent of DME and is sweet in a very generically sugary way

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Photo of futiledevices
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ahhhh, the Growler Stop...my local gas station turned craft beer hotspot...had this on tap with my lady and enjoyed in the dog wash next door....PS, I haven't been over served, if you live on the east side of Cincinnati this will all make sense :-)

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Photo of Dzu
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle.
L: transparent copper color with white foam head.
S: Citrus, flowers, rich aroma.
T: non ordinary, caramel, bitterness.
F: medium body and carbonation.
O: definitely not my style but not bad beer.

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Azacca India Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78.7% out of 100 with 1,419 ratings
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