Side Hustle
Almanac Beer Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,274
ABV:
not listed
Score:
87
Ranked #22,250
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 5.36%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
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87
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Reviews by patre_tim:
Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden with a bruised, brown tinge, moderate carbonation and 2 fingers of white head.

Smells of pineapple, coriander, green leaf, skunk cabbage, and overall, really dank.

The taste follows the nose, really dank and fruity. Pineapples and green herbs.

The feel is a sticky, dry, weighty body, with moderate carbonation.

Got this in Redding, drinking it here Aug 14th, 2018. Really loving this dank, resinous, hazy IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of liquorpig
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 04/30/18, Batch 2 featuring Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic

Appearance - Pours hazy and straw yellow in color with a white, rocky one-finger width head that dies down in fair time to a thin, broken layer of suds with a decent ring encircling the edge of the glass. A few small spots make up the lacing.

Smell - Smells like fresh squeezed tangerine, with hints of tropical goodness.

Taste - Follows the nose to a degree. Good amount of bright citrusy juiciness with hints of pineapple, mango and even a hint of pine. Slight mineral undertone. Still a prominent juicy citrus flavor as it hits the finish line.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fairly lively carbonation. Stupid slick in texture that firms up just a bit toward the end, delivering a crisp, slightly dry finish.

Overall - A pretty good hazy IPA, and compared to the last two I've had it's a Godsend. That said, it wouldn't make my 'must-try' list.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Just-the-sip
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4/30/18. Hops implemented are citra, simcoe, and mosaic.
Look: Pours dark straw golden yellow in color, with evident unfiltered appearance. About 1 fingers worth of head, with loads of lacing.
Smell: Huge citrus aroma up front, consisting of mainly orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Slight hop dank presence, but mostly citrus.
Taste: Citrus fruits are present on the flavor, with a nice grassy hop flavor. There is a good amount of dankness to the beer, along with a pronounced malty backbone. The finish is dank yet bready/sweet, hard to describe.
Feel: Medium in weight, light to medium in terms of body. Somewhat watery, with high carbonation. It is rather smooth and easy to drink, and has a nice tongue sizzling sensation.
Overall: Smooth, easy to drink, with nice dank complexity. I am enjoying this can. That said, I can't say it is worth seeking out. It's enjoyable for a try, but can't say I would want to have it again. If people are looking for a juicy NEIPA, this is not the beer for them. I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of motherpucker
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am surprised that this is not rated higher. I had this on draft and in the can upon recommendation from the bartender at the brewery. You should really go there by the way.
A great hazy IPA, fruity, bready, and incredibly enjoyable.
I great intro to a hazy beer. I am curious how it will hold up to others.

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Side Hustle from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings