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Pink IPA | Almond '22

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Pink IPAPink IPA
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3.51/5
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82 Ratings
Pink IPAPink IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almond '22
Italy
birraalmond.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by glid02 on 07-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,971
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
82
pDev:
13.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
Gots:
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3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
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 Latarnik
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IMO, this has a character closer to a Brown Ale than an IPA (the fact that the label says "IPA" but then transcribes it as "Italian Pale Ale" left me a bit unsure what to expect). As an India Pale Ale it is unusual; it is a fairly dark, caramely malt and hop aromas are pretty muted. It does have a fairly clean and slightly bitter finish. Hops are closer to the character of an English IPA than an American one.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.73/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Kind of a different bottle shape, looks like normal ipa, don't know what the pink name is all about. Aroma was underwhelming, ipa should = hops. Almonds? Can't tell.

Taste seems just as much like a lighter alt as it does an ipa. Too expensive for getting a plain ride of toffee, caramel and minimal hops and almonds.

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Photo of rolltide8425
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nmann08
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.82/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SLIPPINGAWAY
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HankFinkel
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Mikerri6
4.79/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. A bit of a gusher on opening, but caught most of it. Pours a very hazy orange amber with faint gold notes and a two finger off-white head that dissipates quickly to a thick cap with light lacing. Aroma of bready malt with a hint of biscuit, citrus hops, slightly floral and peppery. Flavor is neutral malt, citrus and grassy hops, light stone and citrus fruit; flavor quickly dissipates to a thin, dry, mildly earthy and spicy finish that is almost like a dry saison. Light black (pink I guess) pepper spice in the finish, more pepper in the bitterness than hops. Light to medium bodied with active, peppery carbonation. An interesting take on an IPA, but the hops are underwhelming. As usual with an undated import, it's impossible to determine what was intended fresh, but if breweries don't want old exported beers to be reviewed, they should date their bottles. This does taste like an IPA that has faded. Given that, the semi-dry, saison-like quality is rather pleasant and interesting and the pepper is distinct although somewhat muted. What hop character is present is a European noble hop profile. Glad I tried this and would get this again only if I knew I had a fresh bottle, at the imported price, an old bottle of this is not worth repeating.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolverine48092
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraigMack61
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
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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3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew88
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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