Azacca IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Azacca IPAAzacca IPA
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3.9/5
Very Good
1,569 Ratings
Azacca IPAAzacca IPA
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:
#8,406
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
1,569
pDev:
7.95%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,569 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor store, who currently have a soft launch of the five new Founders brews that have recently made it up to Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and very bubbly off-white head, which leaves some splendid sudsy and webbed lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of tropical fruit-based chewing gum, bready and grainy caramel malt, a bit of estery yeastiness, and more leafy, weedy, and resinous piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a mixed domestic citrus and exotic (mango and guava, perhaps) fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more zingy leafy, herbal, and soused-up piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite tame in its lollygagging frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops keep their metaphorical hands inside the windows at all times here. It finishes off-dry, but not by all that much, with the lingering bitter and fruity hops wrasslin' like their lives depended on it.

Overall - well, the Azacca hop sure knows how to hold its own in this offering, exhibiting broad tropical notes over a capable base malt. Not much more going on than that, but that's a-ok by this observer. Oh, and the elevated 14-proof alcohol quotient? Merely a whisper of a suggestion of a besotted dream.

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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of mangos and orange citrus along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness and notes of caramel malt undertones.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a nice blend of mangos and oranges in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of LXMRTN
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goofster
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bplabernie
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jenrhart
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Karenremom
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fremont897
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bark0707
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Eman17
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drh88
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 89BeerMe
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meatyard
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a fairly clear orange brown. A little more than a finger of light cream-tan colored head. A slightly above average amount of carbonation rising at a slightly above average velocity. 4
S: Mango and citrus hops, with hints of pine 4
T: Subdued mango and citrus notes along with some resinous and pine hops as well. Quite balanced and tasty. 4.25
F: Crisp, refreshing, mild bitterness, about average carbonation 4.5
O: This is an extremely good IPA 4.25

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Photo of gestyr
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold with a long lasting white head. Smells of tropical fruit. Taste follows the aroma with a nice sweet malty backbone. It is medium bodied and refreshing. Overall, a good IPA. I will buy again!

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mytu420
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffayling
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Azacca IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,569 ratings