Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook | Almanac Beer Co.

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Fresh Hop IPA - ChinookFresh Hop IPA - Chinook
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mactrail on 02-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
0
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On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A very drinkable IPA, though it lacks complexity. It's a very leafy, herbal IPA. Lots of earth and dirt-like hops, though the flavors come together nicely. Unique in that way. Mild pine character as well. This was a welcome accompaniment to the Almanac Dinner at Churchill's, but certainly didn't steal the show. No need to revisit, though I'm glad I had a couple glasses of this.

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On tap at Library Alehouse for a tap takeover with 9 offerings.

A: Pours a clear orangish yellow with a thin (1/4") white head which leaves stringy lace.

N: Grapefruit/citrus with herbal notes. Very fresh and bright hops. Wonderful aroma.

T: Pine dominates with some malt for balance.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Bitter and dry finish.

O: Fairly straight forward and basic IPA with a nice smell of fresh hops. If you see this, then get it.

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From 750 mL bottle to nonic pint glass

A: Copper-tan in color, opaque, a gentle pour forms a small sudsy head that never fully recedes.

S: Floral, sweet bouquet. Wet-hopping yields a dank, grassy aspect and the malt-backbone seems large.

T: Strangely malt-forward, sweet, but grainy and grassy. Hops are definitely floral, with subtle citrus notes amongst the earthy profile. Strong notes of tea pop up toward the finish, and the 7.5% alcohol isn't masked. Flavors are kind of a mess, not harmonizing at all. The hops are strictly bitter at the long finish.

M: Medium-heavy bodied, oily and well carbonated.

Flavor profile is disjointed, and I'm not a big fan of IPA's whose distinctive note is green tea. So far I'm liking their sours, but not jumping up and down for their other styles.

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Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook from Almanac Beer Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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