Ananda IPA | Wiseacre Brewing

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3.82/5
Very Good
371 Ratings
Ananda IPAAnanda IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States
wiseacrebrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Volsdawg10 on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,729
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
371
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
104
Trade:
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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Matthewpakula
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of LacyHaynie
2.58/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of helios7
2.79/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Almost no nose to speak of. Underwhelming, thin taste. Inoffensive, but sub-standard IPA.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
2.84/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

As ipa goes there is something off color good smell little dank with slight papaya taste just bitter actually this beer is just bad maybe I received a bad can

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.86/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a hazy pale orange-gold body with a large, sturdy, creamy white head that leaves tons of lace coverage. Sediment is suspended near the bottom. >:( The nose contains tropical fruits like orange peel and tangerine, as well as bitterness and woody and herbal notes. The taste switches to entirely the bitter herbal parts, making me think that this might be what chewing on wormwood is like. What happened to the fruity notes or any malt to mollify this is anyone's guess, all I know is that my tongue has no refuge from this bitter and distasteful woody assault. It feels a tad syrupy, medium weight, aggressive but delicate carbonation.
...Nah.

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Photo of mbacon3227
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sk8photo
2.94/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought this in NC while on vacation. Poured light orange. Smelled slight citrus...not alot on the nose. Tasted ok..but not spectacular. Mouthfeel was ok. Overall not my favorite ipa..but drinkable.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.94/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dnottus
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jp32
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours amber in color. Transparent, yet definitely has some particles floating around in it. Good-sized white head on top. The aroma is hoppy, with a lemony, yeasty twist. It's flavor is a good balance of malts and hops for an ipa. Some earthy flavors like fresh cut grass seem to pull through as well. Medium bodied.

All in all, it's a decent beer, but not something I would ever seek out. Average.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ananda India Pale Ale has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, with huge globs of gray-yellow yeast, and thin lacing left on the glass. The aroma is pretty dead, just hardly any smell, but you might pick up some very low-level pale malt or a hint of citrus. Taste is also fairly dulled out, but I detected some sweet & sour sauce, pale malt (white bread), and bitterness that seems must less bitter or sharp than what one would expect from a 61 IBU beer. Mouthfeel is light and watery (maybe high-light), and Ananda IPA finishes limped and dull.

RJT

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big off white head. Nice foamy surface.

Smell - Floral with some citrus. Big biscuit and toast malt. Sweet smelling.

Taste - Floral hops have turned to grapefruit. Malty. Not really sweet, but toasty. A little creamy. Bitter in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Creamy with medium carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Average IPA with some unimpressive characteristics.

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Photo of Tookah
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mntlover
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a lightly hazy burnt copper color with a big fluffy off white head. Some yeast floaters so must be can conditioned. Some descent lace left behind but still not as much as you would expect from a big head.

Aroma is caramel malts some light hops floral and grassy notes. More pale ale like, not bad just not quite IPA standards.

Taste is pretty much like the nose caramel malt base. Hops are some light citrus, floral and grassy notes. Again more like a pale ale, have had more hoppy pale ales then this IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall a ok beer not a great IPA but drinkable. More like a good pale ale.

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Photo of rangerred
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of likelee2b
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Unknown vintage; drank 11/3/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE, noisy white head; strong, frothy lace.

Caramel, cane sugar & grapefruit notes in the nose; a cloying American barleywine smell. Sigh.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Cane sugar & caramel flavors up front; grapefruit bite on the finish.

Yep, this is a cloying American barleywine, not an IPA at all. My only hope is that this is old, but since this is the beer they chose to "break" into the Chicago market with, why would they do that? Permanent pass.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BigMike
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhill23
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not an IPA fan so...Hard to give it this high of a rating honestly. Pretty bitter...

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Photo of BDeibs
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Ananda IPA from Wiseacre Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 371 ratings