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RATINGS: 44   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32943) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Crisp hoppy, mild pine and grapefruity. Smooth. Solid bitter into a more pronounced pine hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (735) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2015
A solid IPA that has good length and body. Orange peel comes to the fore in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (942) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2015
light yellow gold. Aroma pine skunk pineapple, honeydew. tastes peaches, medicinal hops, ruby red, perfume, biscuits, grass. lots of flavor mild bitter like escarole. Mild saltiness Bit of separation between hops and malt bill. Clear delineation. Clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (654) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
Unusual, but distinctive, aroma leads to an in-your-face hoppy balance that can’t hide the strength. Lacking subtlety to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (939) - , CYPRUS - JAN 2, 2015
Hazy amber colour. Pine grapefruit hop aromas and taste, some maltiness, decent ipa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1790) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bomber. Decent fairly straightforward IPA here from Almanac. Flavors are all present, it’s not a hop explosion to me so much, but it’s super sessionable and a bit light in flavor with some lemon and orange peel, hints at pine buried beneath. Again, pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (335) - - 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 (7495) - 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 (2767) - 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 (1135) - 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.


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