Annie | Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown

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Brewed by:
Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown
New York, United States
goodnaturebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally known as 2nd Year Annie

OG: 1.081 FG: 1.014 ABV: 8.5% SRM: 5 IBU: 95
Tasting Notes: Our imperial IPA was originally brewed to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary in 2014. We were so taken with her, we decided to keep her on as one of our first bottled beers. A complex IPA that delivers on many lev-els. The simplicity of the grain bill allows the hops to really shine. Tropical fruits and lemon on the nose with a spicy finish that tickles your taste buds.

Added by goodnaturebrew on 03-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,954
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
77
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
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3
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by nh2032:
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy, almost completely opaque golden orange with a creamy white head. Medium retention; a thin ring always remains, and spotty lacing is left behind.

S: Big citrus; some orange and lemon, stone and tropical fruit; peach, apricot, pineapple; very light/soft cracker/biscuit malt, and slight dank grassiness and spice.

T: Tons of orange, lemon, and honeydew melon upfront, then a wave of blood orange and grapefruit; lots of apricot, peach, mango, and pineapple on the mid-palate; a touch of pine; biscuit/crackery malt backbone, hints of dank grass; smooth vanilla malt flavors, then a lightly dry finish with almost no bitterness, aside from a pop of orange peel and dankness.

F: Really creamy and thick; moderately carbonated, lightly dry with no lingering bitterness or off-flavors.

O: A really good NE IPA! Great to have these guys as a semi-local brewery. Really nice flavorful IPA!

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Photo of Choppr
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really love the tropical fruit flavors in this Imperial IPA! It is well balanced and has an awesome substantial mouth feel. A nearly perfect balance of hops and malt. Easily recommended!

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite imperial IPAs. Just picked up two 4-packs of freshly canned (July 7, 2016) Annie at the brewery.
Look-pours a 1 inch off-white head. Lots of lacing left behind. Color is a light amber. The 1 pint can looks great too.
Smell-lots of citrus and maybe a little pineapple.
Taste-delicious citrus, orange-pineapple with a little mealtimes to back it up.
Feel-nice medium to full bodied beer with just the right amount of carbonation. Slightly resinous, but pleasantly so. Very easy during beer for the 8.5%ABV.
Overall, this is one of my very favorite imperial IPAs. I am so glad that Good Nature decided to do a canning run, because it is just too much beer to drink quickly when bringing home a whole growler full.

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Photo of Jcardish
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome brew. It is a very purely New York beer, giving a good glimpse to the drinker of what upstate and central New York are made of. I bought a case of this on a whim because i couldn't get any other local DIPA's, and this doesn't dissapoint, very happy i sprung for the full case.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a nice light coppery color with an initial cloudiness that dissipates

Smell: Bursting with hop aroma...This beer has an astounding nose on it!

Taste: Good level of hop bitterness upfront with great hop flavor to follow.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation level creates a nice texture to the beer to compliment the smell and taste.

Overall: Phenomenal Double IPA. This beer has a major similarity with the Heady Topper, which is the benchmark for this type of DIPA (big bodied, heavily hopped). If you're in Central New York, you need to make your way to this Brewery. Great to see this kind of solid hoppy beer being pumped out in CNY.

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Photo of BadJustin
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of twizzard
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

decent hoppy beer. can shared at brewed and bottled. drinkable though unexceptional. some colour, little head. no hop aroma up front. Hopped British beer.

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Photo of HuaiDan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of UC4ME
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keene
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dull or dusky orange in color with an ample, stark white head. Citrus and pine mingle temptingly in the nose along with ripe papaya and a suggestion of alcohol heat. Definitely alluring for those who can't seem to get enough hops. On the palate Annie is medium bodied, complex, and still balanced, delivering a thoroughly satisfying drinking experience. The spicy prickle of hops in the finish only makes you want more. Grab two bottles if you can.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wilson_Looker
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a dark-ish and slightly hazy orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells pretty nice, with pine resin and orange zest, some grapefruit, etc, but the malt character just bowls it's way through the beer- I get tons of caramel on the nose.

This is decent enough, but the malt character is far too dominant. The hops are strong, but not nearly strong enough to overcome the caramel-soaked brown bread malt character. The malt backbone is fairly tasty, so it's ok in the end, but I want the hops to shine more.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

This needs a bit of tweaking. It's a good start, though.

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Photo of kniles38
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OGShotzy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the source in Hamilton, NY. Great citrus and juicy flavor.

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Photo of heffnate77
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwkasper
4/5  rDev -3.4%

This was a good DIPA but not great. Had it on tap at Clark's ale house in Syracuse. Would like to try this again to give it a fair shake. Unfortunately I had the Middle Ages Late Knight DIPA right before this that blew me away and overshadowed it. I had a hard time picking up any citrus or tropical fruit flavors as stated in the description. For a DIPA, this was well balanced and smooth though

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Photo of sachie23
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ltrain2441
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Annie from Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 77 ratings