Ananda IPA | Wiseacre Brewing

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Ananda IPAAnanda IPA

Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of sk8photo
2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
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 jasonpeckins32
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
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 -20.6%
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.


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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
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 mntlover
3.14/5  rDev -18%
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 ilikebeer03
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden yellow, slight haze, nice white head with good retention and lacing. Nose is pretty subdued, maybe old. Not date. Malty sweetness mixed with citrus hops. Taste is a nice citrusy, lemon hops followed by a malt backbone and a lingering bitterness. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Pretty good beer. But why don't you date your beers?! Not sure if it fresh or not, but I don't think so.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a mildly hazy orange-copper body, two finger white head. Solid retention, bits of lacing. Smells of caramel malt, mild floral notes, heavy malt, but the balance is there. Flavour is similarly malt-forward, with a non-descript hop bitterness, mostly floral, a little bit of pine, finishing moderately bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, good carbonation, non-descript moderate bitterness that lingers for a while. Not the most interesting IPA, but it does have some bitterness to go along with the malt.

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Photo of Nyved
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy gold with a white head and lacing. The taste and aroma are both very piney. There are some citrus flavors as well, but they are not as strong as the pine and bitter flavors. Pretty light bodied as well. Overall, a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip
Unreadable canning date

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a creamy and frothy two-finger white head that has great retention and leaves some nice lacing behind

S- hop aroma is light overall; some grassy and earthy notes. Toasted malt aroma for the most part with some toasted wheat notes

T- sweet caramel malty notes up front give way to floral, pine & citrus hop notes that continue into the mid-palate. The finish gives some floral notes, along with peppery wheat, lingers of light pine

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy, semi-dry finish, high drinkability

O- easy drinking IPA, although it drinks more like an APA

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Photo of Samb2323
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased can at kroger in Knoxville 45 days after canned date - pour into pint glass revealed cloudy orange body with one finger head - smell was a strong piney malt which was consistent with the strong piney malt aftertaste - not a hop forward beer - i'm a huge fan of west coast style IPA's and would not drink this one again

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. Light golden body, mild haze, small white collar. Aroma of grapefruit rind, biscuit, earthy malts, pine. Earthy hops with bitter citrus peel and a hint of onion. Medium high bitterness. Average.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the ruler of the kingdom of inebriation, and canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head, some floaties are present. Smell is malt forward, some citrus. Taste is also malts up front, touches of citrus and pine, light bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, while not as hoppy as I expect from the style, it is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold draft pour with tight white head; great lace and carbonation. Lemony nose with some green hops too. Lemongrass flavor with hop bittering - malt balances the hoppy citrus flavors. Lite and fairly crisp mouthfeel - some stickiness and lite hop resin. Overall, very good - enjoyed the lemon zest finish.

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Photo of jokelahoma
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter at my home

Pours a hazy gold color, with a decent head that hangs on for dear life.

Lightly floral hops in the nose, with a touch of sugary sweetness sneaking in at the end. Not a lot of aroma, but what is there is appetizing.

Flavor is mild. It really isn't a bitter beer at all, not nearly as much as one would expect from an IPA. It's got some hop flavor, but not a great deal of that, either. It's crisp and bright, but there's not a lot here that screams "IPA!". Thin malt backbone provides just a bit of sweetness, otherwise the malt presence isn't noticeable. Taste flames out with a bit of hoppiness, but that quickly disappears. This is a really good pale ale, but it lacks a bit of kick for an IPA. It comes up just short in every measurable way.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side as well. Not too watery, but still thinner than it should be. I'd like a bit more oomph in the texture. That might help make the beer feel bigger.

Overall, this is very pleasant to drink. It just doesn't quite climb the ladder to get from pale ale to IPA heights. I wouldn't hesitate to grab another one if I wanted a good pale to get me through a barbecue, but if I were looking for a hoppy IPA to grab me by the tastebuds and smack my tonsils around a bit, I'd have to leave this one the shelf. A bit more bittering and this one could be there, however. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into glass

Translucent golden yellow, pencil thin white foam cap

Aroma of citrus, grapefruit , pine, biscuity

Taste of citrus hops , slight malt

Slight bitterness

Ok beer

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Photo of Prager62
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a six pack of cans in Gatlinburg for the friendly price of $9.99. A code of 0816 on the bottom of the can. A best by date? Pouring this in my Liquor Barn keg glass for the taste.

Look- Pours a sparkling gold with a finger of white foam.

Smell- Cheesy yeast with some faint grapefruit. Smells like a home brew IPA kit.

Taste- Bisquit/malt forward with some mild grapefruit and floral qualities.

Feel- Slick and light with a slight hop bite.

Overall- A serviceable IPA that while easy drinking lacks any complex aroma or flavors. Too malt forward for my liking, I'll probably pass some along to friends for their thoughts.

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Photo of TerryMills
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice gold color with 1 finger fast fading white head..

Good mild hoppy smell and flavor , very drinkable and not overly bitter..

Unfiltered and has big chunky floaters, medium mouth feel..

Would buy again

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Photo of firkinhophead
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at M L Rose in Nashville. Not much head, perhaps due to curation issues. Unfiltered and Cloudy, straw yellow. Decent lacing. Some piney hops and dry malt in the nose. Taste is of powdery dry biscuit malts, hay, and some juicy citrus. Wraps the tongue in bitterness and doesn't let go. A little too aspiriny or I would rate it a bit higher. Solid mouthfeel, but this is an intentionally light body. Finishes dry. Good easy-drinking ipa, especially if you are fond of a dry version.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this was my favorite of the hoppy beers i had in tennessee, its a really different kind of take on the style. very pale in color, and lightly textured, there isnt really a ton of grain character to this, pale pils type malt and maybe a kiss of wheat, but its very simple, but also very dry, which i think helps it drink easy and also lets the hops come out fully. big hop flavor for such a light bodied beer, with citrus leading the way, but plenty of bitterness in tow, especially in the finish. its not in balance at all, but i dont believe its trying to be either. clean and drinkable for how bold it is, with honey notes in the middle and a big rush of carbonation right before the swallow. interesting version of an ipa, sort of an internal contrast, but i think its my favorite one i had from these guys, who make some pretty cool beers. i would have liked to visit the brewery on my trip, but now i have another reason to go back! overall solid ipa, try it for something a little different from the crowd.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a classic all-American hop profile, no continental brewing menu is complete without a modern day IPA. With a creamy underpinning of wheat, the classic grapefruit, orange and pine flavors offer a dry drinkability but with a firm texture for support and balance.

Wiseacre's Ananda IPA draws in the senses with the classic pink grapefruit, freshly zested orange and herbal grassiness that puts pacific northwest hops on the craft beer map. Pale amber with lightly hazed, the frothily capped beer leads with a sweet and lightly doughy malt profile.

But as the caramel, honey and angel-food sweetness dissolves on the middle palate, the hops take center stage. Its floral upstart develops into a sharp citrus taste and its herbal presence continues to come alive. Trailing pine-like sappiness has a curious pepper and wine taste to balance the lingering wheat and create an element of curiosity and interest.

Medium-light in body, the piquant hoppiness promotes a dry and crisp sensation while its wheaten backdrop continues to provide a juicy body. Resinous, peppery and semi-dry the beer closes with a snappy finish and a fine linger of whole wheat, citrus peel and mulled pine needle.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a ton of floaties. The tiny floaties swirl around amid a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy white foam. It's ... certainly something!

Smell: sweet malt with soapy/floral and rich, grassy hop elements. Normally not really my bag, but it sort of works here.

Taste: soapy and floral but with an herbal bite, a little bit of graininess and a definite bitterness that I don't usually find in many floral IPAs or APAs. It's still not totally my thing, but this beer definitely has its nicer points.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a great creaminess for an IPA.

Overall: not outstanding, but a totally serviceable IPA which falls on the lower end of the bitterness scale. It may not be completely to my taste, but it is interesting.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on October 13, 2016. Look is somewhat cloudy gold with a thick white head and sticky lacing. Smell and taste is pine, bitter hops, and citrus. Feel is on the lighter side of medium.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Buffalo Wild Wings I'm Germantown. Hazy yellow color, nice sticky head. Nice hop taste, hoppy and bitter. I would have rated this higher, but it was a little light bodied than other IPA's I've had. Very good though, would get again if I have the chance.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a can of Ananda off the Binnys single shelf. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is slightly bitter. The taste is bitter through the drink but is easy to drink. There is a touch of bitter citrus. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer and worth a try.

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Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed bronze with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Insane lacing & great head retention, some floaties

S: Slight breadyness, even fainter citrus

T: Breadyness, mango, pomelo, a little dryness up front. More breadyness, a little dryness, a little pineyness as this warms, some mango. Finishes a little dry, with a bit of mango, some grapefruit, plus some grapefruit pith

MF: Light/medium body, slight carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinks easy, just got better as this warmed, well worth a go

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Ananda IPA from Wiseacre Brewing
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