Love Hazy IPA
Almanac Beer Co.

Love Hazy IPALove Hazy IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,517
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,625
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 4.96%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
94
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Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
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Love Hazy IPALove Hazy IPA
Notes: LOVE is bursting with hoppy tropical flavors. Built on a simple base of Pilsner malt and rolled oats, this super dank IPA has a pillowy mouthfeel and is double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe. Flavors of mango, cantaloupe, and citrus will keep you infatuated.
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 94
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 07/19/18

Appearance - Pours hazy and pale yellow-orange with a white, half finger width head that displays poor retention before dying down to a mostly barren surface and a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Aroma hits on equal notes of dank, pineapple and citrus. Hints of melon emerge as it warms.

Taste - Follows the nose. Ample notes of pine, pineapple, grapefruit and juicy orange upfront and throughout. Subtle hints of melon. Distant bready malt sweetness. Finish lingers with light grapefruit pith, melon and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fair, tingly carbonation. Slick texture with a slightly dry finish, though it tends to flatten out quickly.

Overall - Pretty good hazy. I'm not a huge Simcoe fan just due to the usual dank pine notes that accompany it, but it wasn't a killer for me here. That said, there are plenty of amazing hazy brews to be had for equal or less, so I'm likely one and done with this one.

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Photo of digboy
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale yellow gold color with a one finger off-white head. Aroma is all citrus with a surprisingly fresh grapefruit/lemon/orange medley - so lightly sweet on the nose but pungent with citrus zest. Flavor is fairly similar, though it starts off faint in flavor, picking up the full citrus zest in the mid-taste, riding it into the finish. Feel is light and more crisp than soft, maybe a little watery. moderate seltzer, almost no bitterness.

This is just full of flavor and very fresh tasting - not so much "juicy" as the label says than just plain flavorful. It is worth the try by far.

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Photo of superspak
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 7/22/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky 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, coconut, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, vanilla, cream, cedar, mint, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, 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, coconut, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, vanilla, cream, cedar, mint, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, coconut, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, vanilla, cream, cedar, mint, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, 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 body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 6.1%. Overall this is a fantastic NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth =and easy to drink with mellowly bitter/drying finish; fantastic soft feel. Amazing Mosaic, Citra, Sabro 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 amazing spot on style example.

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

Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Cloudy with a white-hued, light gold color. Lasting rim bubbles with ample spots and streaks for lace.

Harsher prickly cut weed aroma which covers the pale malt base.

A bit watery but the carbonation is lower than expected so it comes close to working. Here, the malt stands up. I would describe this as leaning malty even though the hop is present in a balancing way. Decently lasting aftertaste.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head. Smell was floral ,citrus dank hops. Taste was citrus and baked bread malts some melon and dank garden hops. Mouth feel smooth with minimal bitterness. Liked this IPA for its lack of sweeetness it was a bit thin for the style.

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Photo of newcastlemike
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Cascades of slowly rising bubbles fill this hazy gold IPA under a 1.5" off-white foam cap with a very fine bead and good retention,.

S: It smells of tropical fruit, melon and biscuit with a hint of onion or garlic.

T: Varied and complex tropical fruit flavors with tangerine, mango, orange rind, and a little tropical fruit punch. there is a trace of tartness on the finish. There is a hint of nuts. Hop bitterness is medium high.

F: Very creamy, juicy, medium plus body, medium carbonation.

O: An interesting full flavored beer where all the flavors work well together.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcarlosv
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDank
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is pretty similar to fruit juice. Personally I would like a little bit more bitterness at the end, but I'll take fruit juice on a hot day by the beach.

Look: cloudy light yellow with a finger thick white head

Aroma: grapefruit, mango, fruit-juice

Taste: The flavor is tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, tangerine, (citra/mosaic) with a slight grapefruit rind like hop bite (simcoe) at the end, but not much. No hint of the alcohol.

Body/Overall: light to medium body - fruit juice

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can
CANNED: 01/04/19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus 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, cantaloupe), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe), 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! Nice to see it around here.

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