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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Keg at CBC Covent Garden, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, grainy, lightly fruity. Taste is medium bitter with more herbal, floral, grainy notes. Some bitterness in the finish. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, hops don’t really shine in this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2364) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a thick tan color with a frothy head. Taste is sweet and boozy with an imperial flavor. Very flavorful

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11517) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Keg at Craft 100, CBC Clapham, 02/04/15. Lightly hazed golden topped with a decent off white swirl. Nose is tropcial fruit, straw, melon, peach, bitter orange, trace of paper. Taste comprises punchy citrics, orange pith, pissy citrics, melon, dank hop notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with dank hop strokes. Decent dank hopped IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
At Craft 100 150402. Hazy golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy herbal aroma, grassy, citrus, onion notes. Floral, grapefruit, some biscuits. Hoppy citrus flavor, peach, mango, hay, raisins, bready, grainy, some hay. Easy drinkable but not totally flawless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at Craft 100. It pours hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, tropical citrus fruits, mango, pine and apricot. The taste is crisp, bitter, grainy, straw, pine, lemony sherbet, grapefruit, orange rind, grass, biscuit and light alcohol with a lingering dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp and rather quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Draft at Craft 100 April 2015 - London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a tight, creamy white head. The nose holds marmalade, aged pine and pale, bready malts. Medium sweet flavor with biscuity pale malts, Earl Grey tea, pine, crackers. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with further pale bread, ripe citrus, pine. Not bad for an Atlantic-aged IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kroney (189) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bomber into pint glass. Hazy orange gold pour, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is mostly malt sweetness, with some dank and grapefruit hop aroma trying to sneak into the party. Malt forward taste. Mostly sweet. Good hop bitterness finish, but too malt-forward for a west coast ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. solid IPA, IMO. cirtusy, grapefruit, citrus rinds, some piney hops. good mouthfeel, good flavor. enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (432) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a fresh hop. Appearance is a hazy gold with a frothy, white head. Taste is a very pear flavored hop. Palate is dry and a dank hop. Overall, a decent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Copper, cloudy, with a ring of foam. Smells like vanilla, white bread and sea air. Taste is doughy, toasty, with some peppery hops. Dryish finish.


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