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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Introducing our year-round Almanac IPA, a West Coast hop bomb overflowing with hop flavors and aromas. We start with a copper-hued malt base of California-grown two-row barley, German Vienna Malt, Crystal Malts and Biscuit Malt. Then we start layering on the hops—grown all along the west coast in California, Oregon and Washington. We combine Magnum, Chinook, Cascade, El Dorado and Simcoe to create our own unique twist on the IPA style with intense aromas of grapefruit and tangerine peel, pineapple and pine trees. The finish has a clean bitterness and light saltine cracker note.


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (329) - - DEC 17, 2014
At The Refuge in Manlo Park. Great nose - grapefruit, pine - exactly what an IPA should be. A little hazy gold color. Taste of some citrus and pine hops - slightly bitter finish. Great nose, the rest is good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Draught at the Biercab, Barcelona, Catalonia. Hazy amber colour with a small foamy white head. American hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and some maltiness in the aroma. Not bad. The flavour is sweet fruity hops, bitterness, sweetness, darkness and malt. Flavourful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2728) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, off white head, with heavy lacing, over a clear, effervescent, dark gold (SRM 6) body......nose is heavy, pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light cereal, balance to the hops, no esters....taste is slightly sweet, with hints of toffee/caramel, pineapple, pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light tropical notes, with a long lingering bitter finish, balance very much to the hops. Mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol warmth, mild acid and slight astringency, carbonation adds light creaminess, slight spritz.This is a classic "West Coast" IPA. The hops are dominant, and only partially balanced by the malts. The complexity in both aroma and flavor, as well as controlled bitterness, from the hops is very well done. The malts are a bit too hidden, and I would prefer a bit more malt sweetness and complexity to balance the hops. BJCP 9/3/15/4/7

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1103) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle to tulip. Massive hop aroma of grapefruit, citrus with slight pine backing. Hazy sunned orange with an off-white head that leaves quickly but has slight patterns on the glass. Flavor is grapefruit, with more overt resins and pine floor than the aroma. Stone wheat malt leads to a medium-full mouthfeel. Dry-ish finish is pleasing. A very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (676) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear bright orangey gold. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit. Very sweet. Tart pucker on the mouthfeel at first that turns flat and bland. Overall, this is ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1621) - - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange/gold with a thin white head. Aroma is pineapple and caramel. Taste follows and adds some pine, melon, pear juice and a bit of cracker. Medium creamy palate with solid carbonation. Very clean. Ok but too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Very slightly hazy, golden orange with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, stone fruit, caramel. Tastes of toasty notes, biscuit, sweet malt, some caramel/honey, stone and tropical fruit, sweet citrus, light floral. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Slightly malty mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPABevyGuy (46) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Smells almost like berries and a little malty. Not a very hoppy IPA, bitterness is medium. Tastes a little citrus, but more earthy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Syossett Beverage, 10/23/14

Aroma: The nose is resiny hops, citrus fruit, a little cracker, with some chemical notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange color with a small, fizzy ring of off-white head
Flavor: Taste-wise, it has a nice hoppy flavor, juicy and resiny/dank, with a bitter finish
Palate: This beer has a soft, almost flat carbonation to it, with a decent feel, and slick, dry finish
Overall Impression: The only major flaw here is that weird chemically component, otherwise, this would be a really good IPA. It’s still solid, but that takes the nose and flavor (mostly the finish) down just a tick for me. Gets better as it warms. I jumped the overall from 14 to 15 at the end of the bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus, 7.5%. Hazy dark amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, old hop, little citrus and a little peach. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, quite bitter, medium sweet, little grapefruit, little peach and pine.


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