Devil's Advocate
Almanac Beer Co.

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From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Ratings:
173
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 11, 2020
Added:
Dec 15, 2014
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  25
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 11, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
 
3.94 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on May 20, 2017
 
4.14 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2016
 
4.28 by Beerbom from California on Jul 02, 2016
 
3.85 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on May 09, 2016
 
4.17 by rawfish from California on May 02, 2016
 
3.78 by jaydoc from Kansas on Mar 25, 2016
 
3.94 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Mar 25, 2016
 
4.39 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut on Mar 10, 2016
 
4.17 by Homebrew from Connecticut on Nov 28, 2015
 
3.77 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2015
 
4.25 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Oct 28, 2015
 
4 by fosters9 from New York on Oct 20, 2015
 
4.3 by DanforthPewter from New York on Sep 18, 2015
 
4.15 by samtrillo from California on Sep 13, 2015
 
4.36 by esimonoff from California on Aug 31, 2015
 
4.18 by atone315 from Wisconsin on Aug 01, 2015
 
4.24 by anteater from Oregon on Jul 26, 2015
 
4.18 by rdooley from Texas on Jul 18, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Drinks like a berliner weiss, very easy drinking.

Jun 25, 2015
 
4.3 by JohnCassillo from California on Jun 21, 2015
 
3.81 by NeilFlaiz from California on Jun 17, 2015
 
4.32 by Hop_God from California on Jun 16, 2015
 
3.99 by Lovely85 from Florida on Jun 14, 2015
 
4.06 by nickfl from Florida on Jun 03, 2015
 
4.15 by impending from California on May 30, 2015
 
3.99 by loganburgh from Michigan on May 26, 2015
 
4.16 by Cplonks from Michigan on May 25, 2015
 
4.07 by adamggreen from New York on May 23, 2015
 
4.08 by Maillard from Ohio on May 21, 2015
 
4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on May 19, 2015
 
4 by aquazr1 from California on May 18, 2015
 
4.14 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on May 14, 2015
 
3.96 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 11, 2015
 
4 by RKing44 from Massachusetts on Apr 28, 2015
 
4.75 by jscheuf from Illinois on Apr 25, 2015
 
4.25 by RocketCityVol from Alabama on Apr 22, 2015
 
4.25 by zookerman182 from Alabama on Apr 22, 2015
 
3.52 by Wajohnst from Canada (ON) on Apr 21, 2015
Devil's Advocate from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 173 ratings