Fresh Hop IPA - Chinook | Almanac Beer Co.

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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
For Trade:
0
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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gorgeous orange and amber, solid white head. Very young coney hop, green banana, granny smith apple. Solid malt and very bitter. Awesome

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rand
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of vfgccp
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Like the rest of the fresh hop series from Almanac, this is a great looking beer. Bright gold body. Nice white head with nice lace and retention.

S - Musky rose water, green leaves, melon, honey, and biscuitty malt.

T - Bright green plant bitters, honeydew melon, lemons, and citrus pith.

M - Medium-light frame with bright carbonation.

O - Maybe the most sessionable brew of the Alamanac fresh hop series.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal. From notes. Reviewed 24 September 2013.

A: Pale gold. Clear. Creamy head. Heavy lace.

S: Super faint. No smell.

T/M: Delicious! Pine, bitter-clean hops, very full, effervescent mouthfeel. Very aggressive American hops with a very bitter aftertaste that lasts forever.

O: Great IPA. Very classic.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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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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