Devil's Advocate
Almanac Beer Co.

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Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Jun 11, 2020
Dec 15, 2014
This 100% brettanomyces ale is brewed with Mosaic hops, fermented warm and soured in wine barrels. Right before bottling, it’s dry hopped with Nelson hops to create an aromatic and sour ale that embraces both our love of farmhouse funk and tropical aromas of passionfruit, mango and melon. A delicious contradiction of flavor and style.
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Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 11, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had this in July 2015.

Pours orange, white head 1/5". An appearance most often associated with an ipa, especially in these "Donald Duck cryo hop juice" times. Neat aroma, Mosaic hops giving plenty of those tropical fruit and to a lesser extent, citrus tangerine like notes, but there is also some stone fruit apricot smells too alongside Nelson's hippie armpit weed. Nice.

Pronounced sourness, but in a clean way, this isn't neglected barnyard and 5 year old horse blanket, its a clean, fruity sour, probably a 7 on the 10pt wild ale sour scale. Keeps dropping mango, papaya, apricot throughout. Not overly acidic, well carbonated. Even at 7% it drinks with no effort. I'm not sure what makes this a wild ale as opposed to a sour ipa, but they describe the same thing. This is definitely one of the better ones, albeit more expensive than when they are branded ipas instead of wild ales. Wood is largely absent beyond the white grape impression.

At the $10 price point, these were an easy pickup.
May 12, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Beerbom from California

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

May 09, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by rawfish from California

May 02, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by jaydoc from Kansas

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Homebrew from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by DanforthPewter from New York

Sep 18, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by samtrillo from California

Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by esimonoff from California

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Aug 01, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by anteater from Oregon

Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by rdooley from Texas

Jul 18, 2015
Devil's Advocate from Almanac Beer Co.
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