Hoppy Sour: Mandarina
Almanac Beer Co.

Hoppy Sour: MandarinaHoppy Sour: Mandarina
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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.08%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
92
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
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Reviews by BeerSamurai34:
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another really solid offering from Almanac. All of their sours have a tendency to taste similar, but the new hoppy sour series has been really surprising. Lots of tartness offset with some good bite from the hops.

Apr 18, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

these keep coming fast and furious right now, a new one every couple of weeks it seems. i keep trying them, this one on tap at falling rock, but they keep letting me down. im starting to think two things. one, the base beer isnt all that great. overly raw and thick and wheaty and dense. two, that this new fangled mandarina bavaria hop just isnt all that good. i liked it in the ska beer, but that had citrus in it too, and buy itself, i think it needs a more delicate beer than this one. its too much acid, not enough funk, too much body and yeast, not enough nuance. the hops are good, but its not that different than the others. if i had this one first, or out of the context of the others in the series, i would like it more, having it with this full series perspective, its just another ten dollar beer that lacks the special quality i expect from almanac. not a bad beer at all, still delicious really, but i dont think its the proper base beer to showcase these hops, and it needs some tweaks to be at the level that would match the price point. in the old days, i would rate this against all beer that exists, and it would score highly. now, it demands to be rated against the best in its field, and its not there...

Jan 07, 2016
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JoeMans from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 27, 2016
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 10, 2016
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 06, 2016
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Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2-18-16 - My first Almanac on tap at The Blind Tiger on Bleeker in NYC. Book me a flight to SFO!!! Cloudy with little head due to short serve Li'l bit o' sour fruitiness on the nose and first short glass. If this is all Almanac has for me, sign me up!!!

Feb 19, 2016
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 30, 2016
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Sound_Explorer from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 24, 2015
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 23, 2016
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boudeysbigbrew from California

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 30, 2015
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 21, 2016
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Gregf51 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 09, 2016
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Jhfinn from New York

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 13, 2016
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Donkster46 from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2015
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DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 28, 2016
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probert from New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 11, 2016
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ScottyTheBeerGuy from New York

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 07, 2016
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kitch from Hong Kong

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 375ml bottle, bottled in November 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden colour with a one and a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sour and tart orange and lemon with a hint of mango.

Taste: It’s what you’d expect from the aroma. Starts sour with tangy orange, lemon juice, unripe mango and peach. This is followed by hints of white wine and woody oak notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and some quite strong but nice acidity.

Overall: The citrusy fruits were expected from the Mandarina Bavaria, but I was pleasantly surprised by the unripe-ish mango sourness. Nice and refreshing from Almanac.

Mar 30, 2017
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SierraFlight from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 10, 2015
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Austin32 from Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great smell and taste of mandarin, not as sour as I would have liked or as I find typical of Almanac beers but still good and drinkable.

Aug 25, 2016
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JMBeall23

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 17, 2016
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LeftHanded666 from New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 21, 2016
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lavapajamas

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 28, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Big citrusy, distinctly tangeriene-like hops give way to moderately strong , lasting sourness.

A: Golden yellow, hazy, with a thin white head that has adequate retention.

T: Citrusy, tangerine hops, open up to a moderately strong sourness, light breadiness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a moderate, but pleasing acidity on the palette.

O: Pretty solid; the Mandarina hops provide an excellent citrusy, tangerine profile that’s accentuated by the sourness. Quite drinkable.

Jan 02, 2016
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Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 27, 2016
Hoppy Sour: Mandarina from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 92 ratings