Azacca IPA
Founders Brewing Company

Azacca IPAAzacca IPA
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,139
Ranked #15,824
3.9 | pDev: 7.95%
Jan 10, 2022
Mar 11, 2015
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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Ratings by Jaycase:
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jaycase from Illinois

Mar 15, 2015
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4 by bismarksays from Iowa on Jan 10, 2022
4.07 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 24, 2021
3.71 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

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
3.75 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2020
4.03 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Aug 06, 2020
3.91 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Jul 21, 2020
3.25 by mpenske from California on Jun 20, 2020
4.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 18, 2020
3.62 by Yendor61 from Michigan on Mar 21, 2020
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4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JasonQKing from Texas

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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3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5/2019 - Summits Wayside Tavern; No nose, slightly bitter with piney notes....seems thin.

Feb 05, 2020
3.3 by dcall384 from Indiana on Jan 22, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Magnificent_Bastard

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
3.42 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Jan 04, 2020
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

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
3.53 by BRLockwood from Florida on Sep 07, 2019
3 by Mr_Beer_Belly from Illinois on Jul 08, 2019
3.75 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 26, 2019
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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hogrider from Florida

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
4.75 by DLooper from Michigan on Jun 10, 2019
3.5 by bluehende from Delaware on Jun 02, 2019
3.86 by PortLargo from Florida on Jun 02, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brewale4me from Pennsylvania

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
3.9 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on May 06, 2019
3.75 by redleg64 from Michigan on May 03, 2019
4 by csfcmitchell from Texas on May 01, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

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
4.75 by drkhawk5 from Michigan on Apr 18, 2019
4 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gobrewsome from Alabama

Very nice ipa easy to drink smooth are the hops on the front of your tongue

Apr 07, 2019
4 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Apr 06, 2019
4.35 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan on Apr 05, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by RoyalT from Michigan

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
2.45 by Csjacko from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2019
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3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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
3.58 by profholt82 from Michigan on Mar 22, 2019
3.9 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho on Mar 21, 2019
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