Loud!
Almanac Beer Co.

Loud!Loud!
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,945
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,338
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 5.96%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
97
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Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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Loud!Loud!
Notes: LOUD! is obnoxiously dry-hopped with our loudest hops and screams with juicy tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and pine with a lusciously smooth mouthfeel.

HOPS: Mosaic, Cashmere, Simcoe
MALT: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Barley, Oats.

38 IBU
Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 97 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Psilo:
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Psilo from California

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy orange gold with a finger of foam which leaves behind chunky lacing.

Smells of overripe mango primarily, with an earthiness underneath.

Also quite mango in flavor, with a cattiness that never quite gets to onion territory. Perhaps this is the dank alluded to on the can.

Soft, full, a bit sticky. Not boozy, but quite sweet. Good drinkability.

Sep 05, 2018
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a soapy white head.

Aroma is pineapple, pears, lemonhead candy, guava, and mango.

The name loud made me expect a much more aggressively juicy beer. This is pretty light on the palette for an 8% DIPA. Notes of pineapple, guava, and mango. Finishes with a kind of creamy flavor that is reminiscent to an Orange Julius. I could see the sweetness getting cloying with a second beer, but at 8%, I'm good with just the one. Slight bitterness in the finish.

Pillowy soft medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate, but prickly carbonation. Alcohol warmth is difficult to miss, but appropriate for the ABV. Slight hop burn at the roof of the mouth after awhile.

Overall, this is a very easy-drinking and well-crafted NEDIPA.

Jul 16, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can from Hops & Bottles. Light orange, hazy body, foamy head subsides. Aroma is citrus, oranges, citrus peel. Taste brings some bready malts to support the citrus flavors, while the hops add a nice zing. Near juicy, fruity, mildly sweet with a nice hoppy snap.

Aug 12, 2020
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wisegreensoul from Idaho

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2019
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CHickman from New York

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

Had it on tap, it pours hazy/cloudy gold color with a 2 finger foamy head that faded slowly and left decent spotty lacing. It smells and tastes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, tropical fruit, light piney notes, biscuit, graham cracker and tea leaf as it fades. Dry yet bitter, this was very good overall.

Mar 13, 2020
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Velivolus from Vermont

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

Jul 26, 2019
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty little beer a hazy golden with peach hues deep and murky hazy. thumb sized off white head takes a while to fall and laces well.

Aroma is as described big tropical fruitiness, pineapple and mango dominating orange, mango, passion fruit underneath. Lightly dank kind of like fermenting pineapple juices, if that makes any sense.

Taste is like the nose good fruity notes to start moving to herbal like bitterness with hints of citrus rind finishes kind of herbal and earthy resiny bites on the tongue. the flavors seem to contradict a little for me nice and fruity nose and front but finish is more herbal and earthy with only light fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is medium with fairly peppy carbonation, tend to think it would of been smother with the oats added?

Overall eh I keep trying this style, actually Charity recommended this one as she thought it was the best they got in from these guys. eh not bad but at 5+$ a can in East Tennessee it best be better then this for repeat sales to happen.

Apr 21, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 27, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dirty gold color and hazy. Pleasant initial head which fades quickly to a thin film of bubbles. The lace initially starts with a ring and then random spots after that.

I get a faint beef stew aroma as an off aroma. It's a bit like a locker room. In the background are the traditional smells of an IPA.

Smooth body with a richer lightly toasted malt up front. There's a light sweetness initially. The hop provides a moderately bitter finish. Still, the beef stew remains which I don't rate favorably. If you like this, you may love this beer. Me, not so much.

Aug 12, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revisit: 1 Jul 2020
16 oz. Can
CANNED: 02/24/20

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice hazy yellow/orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, papaya), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake!

16 oz. Can
CANNED: 12/18/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice hazy yellow/orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, papaya), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Surprised me. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake! Nice to see it around here.

Feb 12, 2019
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can $4.49 I think. Not quite a hazy NEIPA and yet still too hazy to be a clear West Coast. Aroma is super fruity hops. Flavor too. Its tasty but still somehow feels less than notable.

Sep 27, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of papayas and pineapple are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of pineapples along with notes of papayas and hints of mangos with a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a lot of aromas and flavors of tropical fruit hops and does a very good job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

Dec 26, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow + burnt orange + amber + honey colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of juicy tropical/papaya, tropical/mango, and tropical/pineapple hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + toasted + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + toasted + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of juicy tropical/papaya, tropical/mango, and tropical/pineapple hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving lingering tropical hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a light amount of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol though a little less fluffy in the mouthfeel than some other NEDIPAs. Enjoyable with really nice tropical hop flavors and aromas.

Feb 03, 2019
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mactrail from Washington

3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ironically this is not hazy at all. Clear golden amber with minimal foam in the snifter. Spritzy mouthfeel. Flavors of pineapple and papaya are quite pleasant. Rather tangy and seems even more alcoholic than the ABV would indicate.

Overall, a powerful, clean blast of fruit. Apricot jam with a dark woody note. Quite moderate bitterness. More of a sense of lime peel, a heat on the lips along with the alcohol. From the 16 oz can purchased at BottleCraft in Liberty Station.

UPDATE a year later: From the 10/01/19 batch, it's definitely hazy now. Taste is like candied orange. I wouldn't give it a higher review, but it's a drinkable fruit bomb with hot flashes.

Feb 11, 2019
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Tampalocal5577 from Florida

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

Orange hazy color. Citrus fruits, pine resin, malty, and hoppy. Slick oily mouthfeel. ABV well hidden. Good balance of ingredients! Well done!

Mar 05, 2019
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dertyd from California

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

Oct 31, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

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

Double dry hopped with Mosaic and Denali hops... Medium gold and hazy, produces aromas of sweet citrus and juicy pineapple... Much of the same on the taste, tropical and sweet, very little bitterness... Smooth and soft with just a touch of dank pine tack on the finish... Very nice... 11/8/18 canning...

Dec 14, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 29, 2019
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siskiyoucellar from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great offering from Almanac. I love their sours and they’ve done very well with this hazy too. It’s only lightly hazy, nice golden color. Aroma is excellent, full of citrus and dank resinous hops. Taste is very nicely balanced, very easy drinking. Feel is crisp and clean - carbonation is just right. I like this one very much!

Jan 24, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/24/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, coconut, blueberry, gooseberry, red apple, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, coconut, blueberry, gooseberry, red apple, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, coconut, blueberry, gooseberry, red apple, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a fantastic NEDIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish; fantastic soft feel. Amazing Mosaic, Cashmere, Simcoe profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

Aug 26, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poof, how juicy and fruity this beer is! And boy is it smooove! It is quite intensive on the tropical side, aromawise, and when you drink it the smoothness is what dominates all the way through this mildly sweet but not really citrusy, rather like passionfruit, pineapple, mango and the like, haze. Or in fact, it isn’t THAT hazy like your stereotypical NEIPA, still it is awesome and raw and extremely hoppy - but how? I’m lost for words trying to grasp its taste and describe it, so overwhelming it is.
There is some sudden, very fine carbonation to it that bites my tongue almost like an aftertaste. Is this smoothness made with lactose? Don’t think so, there’s nothing forceful about it - you simply believe that this IS actually a tropical juice, and it gets lighter and lighter with every sip, regardless of the 8% ABV.
Though not my favorite style of IPA if I have to be honest, I still loved it because it is so very well made. Almanac is a great brewery, recommend it!

Nov 29, 2019
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 11, 2018
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip from the can.

Hazy dark gold color with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. White head rising maybe half a finger's length with a vigorous pour.

Smell: light floral s couple want which dissipates a little too quickly.

Taste: has grapefruit juice with an even heavier citrus skin, seriously thirst quenching taste offset with pine and floral.

Mouth: touch dry and semi sticky. Medium bubbles and full body which feels heavy at first but lightens up as the beer warms.

Overall: Good brew, last one for the night after exploring NYC like beer was going out of style tomorrow. Salud.

Dec 23, 2018
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heymikew from California

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 12, 2018
Loud! from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 97 ratings