Love Hazy IPA
Almanac Beer Co.

Love Hazy IPALove Hazy IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,513
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,682
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 4.96%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
92
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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: 92
Reviews by dlos:
Photo of dlos
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden yellow opaque, I guess hazy but more just a color than a haze. Smells great, citrus and pineapple are the big notes. Taste is mellow grapefruit and orange finishing with a hint of the hops, not very bitter at all. Fairly high carbonation tingles front to back but still relatively smooth drinking. Overall this is a decent NEIPA.

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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 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 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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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cantaloupe melon are present in the nose along with hints of lime citrus.
T: The taste has flavors of pine and cantaloupe melon along with notes of mangos and lime citrus. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied, juicy and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as juicy compared to other New England IPAs but is easy to drink and very flavorful.

Serving type: can

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, this one is pretty basic. Maybe even a bit one dimensional. That being said, it’s not like the main man is hurting for something better. This one is pretty much like my baby mama in a one piece; it’s like, yeah, girl, looking good. But if your main man had his druthers, he’d rather ol BM slap on a Victoria’s Secret bikini on instead. So, it’s passable, but it also doesn’t make me want to whistle while I work, ya feel me?

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Love Hazy IPA from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 92 ratings