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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3009) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Draft at Urge. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head and decent lacing. Smells like citrus, pine needles, sweet malt, some floral notes. Tastes like sweet malt, citrusy and piney hops. Light/medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (598) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Shared bottle poured into a stem glass..hazy orange with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,florals..hop forward with citrus,resin,pine notes..Just ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Lightly hazy golden colored body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Soft cracker, orange rind, and light piney-florals. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, mild bitterness, light sweetness, muted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1684) - Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2015
22 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a nice frothy white head and layered lace. Aroma is pungent citrus, pine needles, sweet sticky malt, some floral notes. The taste is sweet sticky malt again, i think they actually go a bit too far with the malt in the taste, not earthy, but just very noticeable. The hops almost take a backseat here, there is citrusy and piney hops to try and combat all that malt, but they mostly fail. Not bad really, but could use some refining.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at Bills. Pours gold with small to medium head and lace. Notes of cracker, cascade, and light orange. Its a bit too sweet. Very average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kespecial (113) - - MAY 20, 2015
Very nice, classic west coast style, well balanced. Nothing exceptional, but well executed, clean hoppy citrus flavors. Among my favorites from Almanac.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5380) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer has just a little white haze in an otherwise golden hue. A one + finger head that leaves just a little lace. A classic west coast hop profile in the aroma and this one does it very well. The flavor is definitely hop forward. Citrus, lots of tropical, and some pine. That fruit is almost chewy and juicy. Malts are there and manage to stay back to let the hops shine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3577) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours clear orange to copper with a white head and good lacing Nose of pine, citrus, and pineapple. Medium body. Favor is big on fruit. The pineapple really dominates and the citrus and pine make a bitter finish. Very good beer. Classic West Coast IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
650ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. No bottled/bbe info. Thanks Jesse!

golden/orange colour with a big white head. Fruity, a bit sweet, candy. hops. Could be more kick though, no hop bomb feeling. Maybe not the freshest bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (413) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2015
Dark green dank herbal pine forest; orange and yellow fruits and melons; grapefruit lime and other citrus; slight peppered honey on soft warm toast; delicate carbonation; exquisite finely detailed lacing; well-nourished body slick with nutritious oils and resins that stick your lips together; unbalanced and biased toward the hops but not too excessively... what’s not to like? The alcohol tastes a bit hotter than the relatively modest 7.5% would suggest. Other than that, this is a very enjoyable beer.


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