Pink IPA | Almond '22

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Pink IPAPink IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almond '22
Italy
birraalmond.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by glid02 on 07-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.52%
 
 
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4
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Photo of Mikerri6
4.79/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoshuaWagy
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bir & Fud in Rome.

Pours a hazy light copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with loads of grapefruit and floral hops. Also present are slight amounts of breadiness and tropical fruit hops.

Tastes good. Pale malt flavors beefed up with light amounts of bread-y flavors kick things off. Shortly thereafter good amounts of hop flavors join in - grapefruit mostly with hints of lighter tropical fruits. The hops aren't as robust as they are in the nose but they balance nicely with the malt profile, carrying through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was the second craft beer tasted while in Italy and it prepared me for what was to come - a great scene with a lot of solid beers. This one's worth a shot.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

anymore i have no idea what people expect. i log on after loving this beer, i mean, really truly adoring it, and i see it scored so low by the masses. this is esoteric beer, not intended to be american ipa, im just not sure what folks didnt like, i thought it was really complex and agreeable. anyway, never heard of these guys before this one, excellent stuff too, even though the label in different places calls it a pale ale and an ipa, it doesnt really matter because its so different from what we know about either, that its irrelevant the distinction. its hazy and white pale in color, thicker looking too, i was shocked to feel how light it was on the palate, how delicate and effervescent after the density of the appearance, although i suppose i could have left a little more sediment in the bottle. 12 bucks a go though, im pouring it all! spicy aroma, floral and rustic, potpourri kind of thing going on, the pink peppercorns do a lot aromatically. the hops are way behind them. in the taste, both are more balanced, and there is a defined nuttiness to this that i really like. heavy flavors in light beer are hard to do well, and this really does it. i think the peppercorns flavor the beer as much as the hops do, which in this case i dig, and there is a belgian, almost wild yeast component in this too, making it not only freakishly bubbly, but also majorly dry and a little funky. maybe the best use of pink peppercorns i have seen in a beer. my curiosity is way piqued for these guys, id love to try more.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This drinks fantastically, such a solid brew lurks inside this cool bottle. The peppercorns give a nice spice to this bitter beauty

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blp
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of bmanning last Sunday. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Poured a semi-hazy peach color with a good white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carried a bit of light pepper and some mild grapefruit. Slight dryness accompanies the pepper and citrus rind in the flavor. Light body with good carbonation and a mild bitterness throughout. Really nicely done without anything going over the top.

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Photo of superdoopersauce
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Jburnsm
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premiere. Peppery nose, with mild hops. Spicy more than hoppy, and an excellent drinking beer. Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau hops, making it white wine like. Novel mix though not worth $13 for a 375 ml.Suable carbonation. Have to seek these guys out again, hopefully through an Italian beer tasting.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared by bmanning recently, thanks Ben! Beer served in a snifter, beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head of small bubbles, some lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit, then some grapefruit, then more grapefruit.

Beer is light and quite bitter, there is a little spiciness to it but the hops win this contest by a lot, cute little beer, interesting, grapefruit hop bomb all the way.

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Photo of Drew88
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ATPete
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Squat custom bottle, standard Italian flair.

Pours a slightly hazy amber/red color with a small off white head. Big hoppy nose, nothing earth shattering, good balance. Unique layers in flavor, hop dominant, the pink peppercorns add a special dimension to the beer. Unique but far from a winner, price sticker shock, big time.

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Photo of crossovert
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy light golden with a big foamy white head that lasts.

The smell is pretty fricken good. Just super sharp ruby red grapefruit and some pink pepper.

The flavor is pretty good but not spectacular. It could be due to freshness (I dk how old the bottle is, it seems decently fresh). It has notes of pink pepper, sage, pine, and some grapefruit rind, but it is more spicy and herbal than fruity like it was in the smell. Bitterness is mild. The mouthfeel is a bit thin.

10.49 for a bottle of this... I can guarantee you it is not worth it, it is a good beer though.

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Photo of HankFinkel
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce draft at Cafe Gran in Philly. Very clean and crisp with a noticeable hop presence. Passion fruit does not sweeten the beer at all. Drank more lIke a hoppy Saison than an IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of gshackles
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Pink IPA from Almond '22
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