Ananda IPA | Wiseacre Brewing

Ananda IPAAnanda IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
357 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Volsdawg10 on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,250
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
357
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of brunsojw
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear, orange-yellow color with a thick white head. Smells of floral notes, oranges, citrus, and a little bit of pine. Tastes of sweet malt, some citrus notes. The hops are mild enough that the malt almost dominates this. Feel is medium to medium-light. Flavor does linger for a little while afterwards. Fairly run of the mill IPA, solid but not spectacular. Would probably work well with food.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of two Wiseacre beers I pcked up from Hop and Habanas when passing through Jackson on spring break. Solid look and aggressive nose, with loads of pine and citrus.

The flavor is reasonably the same, with limeted malt balance. Not terriby deep or complex but fine for what it is. A little shallow but a solid effort.

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

Photo of beaulabauve
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow gold color with white cap and good lacing.

Aroma of floral, citrus hops, with an herbal touch and hint of pine in the background. Some sweet malt present but you have to search the bleachers to find it.

Taste is hop forward with the flavor notes same as the scent notes. An overall tone of mildness in all departments. Enough malt to back the hops but the hop roof is too light weight to require much in the way of support.

Light to mid weight texture with balancing carbonation.

The grain bill includes pale and caramel malt as well as malted and flaked wheat. The brewer says this contributes to a velvety mouth feel but I believe they and I have different concepts of velvet feel. The assortment of hops, Bravo, Centennial and Cascade, add up to an IBU of 75 which the brewer calls an explosion of nirvana . . . out in Yellowstone National Park they have some magnificent geysers that literally explode. They also have hundreds of smaller geysers far less dramatic, some little ones that only burp a bit. Yet all are technically geysers. Having seen real explosions I have to again disagree with the brewer about this being a hop explosion. That being said this combination works. Well made and balanced, It does offer more than the bog standard session ales (including 6.1 ABV) so does carry more flavor and oomph than the session siblings. Should make a better food accompaniment as well. A cheerful little brew that may be excused it's pretensions.

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Photo of oldvines
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, w/o freshness info that I can find

Pours pretty typical looking almond Amber, lasting light khaki cap, leaves plenty of froth, and blobs of lacing...

Minor hopped up nose

Middle of the road IPA in a can, some soft hops, malty underbelly...really nothing special going on here.....would work in a pinch...not much else positive I can add

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jzlyo
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus, slightly funky fruit and tea. The flavor is citrus, very mild tea, malts, slightly earthy and a mix of spices and very slight heat in the finish.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
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 hazedandconfused13
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaredtp
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ananda IPA from Wiseacre Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 357 ratings
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