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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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 22
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 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 Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a murky looking pinkish gold color, it had a white head on top also. The smell of the beer was a little bit earthy with some herbal spice notes and some hops in there as well. The taste of the beer was bitter with some muddy earthy pepper flavors in the faint distance. The mouthfeel of this beer is on the lighter side, it's well carbonated and pretty drinkable. Overall it's not a powerful IPA at all but either way it's an interesting beer. If you have the money, I'd say give it a try.

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Photo of nmann08
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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 dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly cloudy glowing golden orange in color with moderate to significant amounts of visible carbonation along with some light amounts of small dark sediment particles near the bottom of the glass. The beer has a three finger tall creamy off-white head that slowly reduces to large thick & creamy patch with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are aromas of pale malts with a hint of bready malts. After that, there is a moderate strength presence of hop aromas - mostly grapefruit/citrus with a lighter note of floral. Finally, the smell finish with a light hint of peppery spiciness.

T: This beer starts out with the moderate flavors of pale and bready malts which is then followed by the flavors of the hops - grapefruit/citrus and lighter amounts of floral and herbal. There is a light presence of the spiciness of pink peppercorns in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

O: This is an interesting beer, a little more malty than I like my IPAs and the hop presence is a little too light. I had high hopes for the spicy characteristics of the pink peppercorns but the aroma and flavor contributed is nominal. Glad that I tried it but I likely won't pick it up again.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at the Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA

It's obviously not actually pink, but rather uses Brazilian pink pepper as an ingredient. More of a hazy peach color in the pour, with a thin wispy head that didn't display much retention but left a bit of lacing on the glass. Grapefruit dominant in the nose, with lesser notes of peppery spice and a soft hops. Like the aroma, there is a definite grapefruit theme in the taste, mellowing out a bit to more of a white wine, giving way to a bit of spice and bitterness and even a dry leafiness near the end. On the lighter end of medium-bodied, appropriate prickly carbonation, and quite nice overall. Ow, my wallet.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of vfgccp
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InspectorBob
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
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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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 plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
2.86/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Latarnik
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a hazy gold with an inch of foam.

I get an interesting range of aromas. A kind of tropical fruitiness with mango being the most notable. Some pineapple as well. Pepper? I don't exactly what pink pepper brings to the table.

It doesn't taste like it smells for the most part. The hop bitterness is on the harsh side. I get wee bits of the fruit and yes, there's a peppery thing going on but the hop flavours need smoothing out.

Mouthfeel is okay.

Wow, if this tasted like it smelled, it would drink like a champion.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
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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Pink IPA from Almond '22
3.55 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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