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Almanac Single Origin Chinook IPA

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Editor’s Note: Tap only. If you had a bottle, it was Almanac Fresh Hop IPA: Chinook, a separate listing.

Almanac is proud to introduce our first IPA! Brewed to highlight California-grown hops, our Single Origin Chinook IPA is hopped exclusively using hops harvested in 2012 from the Hops-Meister Hop Farm in Clearlake, California. Brewed with 2-row, Vienna and Crystal Malts, this unfiltered IPA puts the character of local hops up front with a pungent grapefruit peel aroma, strong bitterness and lingering hop finish.
California once overflowed with hop fields. Today, all of those hops have long since been replaced by grapes, but small farm hops are making a comeback, thanks to farmers like Marty and Claudia Kuchinski at Hops-Meister Hop Farm in Clearlake, California. Tall spires of hops reach for the sky and the air is fragrant with hop aromas. This IPA celebrates the local hop growers in California reviving the traditional hop trellis lining the California hills.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours hazy dark golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is mild lightly oaky pale malt with earthy floral hops. Taste is crisp clean pale malt with dry lightly bitter finish. Nothing fancy, but the hop character shines here without much interruption.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2014
This one left me a little surprised. Was expecting a standard US IPA - but I was getting some of the taste of a Belgian pale ale! I like both and rated accordingly - but I’ll have to try this one again sometime to confirm my first impressions.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (504) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Tap at Vine Cottage. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Nose is grapefruit, cat pee. Flavor follows, predominantly bitter with just slight sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel. Ok but slightly too bitter for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (531) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On draft at the Tap Room. Citrus, pine, resin, cat piss. Not much malt in this one. Pretty tasty though. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1807) - USA - OCT 7, 2013
Orange golden in color... Aroma is strongly citrusy.... Flavor is incredibly floral with bitter notes on finish... Really nice IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Beer has a yellowish orange color with a small head. It has citrus with herbal notes. Strong pine taste with a maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with backing malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Moderate grapefruit aroma subsides quickly. Slight malt background. Pours a somewhat hazy honey orange with full white head. Restrained orange hop flavor with cracker malt back. Aggressive bitterness dominates too much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Aroma: First pine sap and after a minute - wet dog. Appearance: Orangey gold with a white head. Flavor: Malty, grassy with a sharp herbal edge. Palate: Medium to full bodied. Overall: Unbalanced toward a dull bitterness. i guess all hop varieties do not lend themselves to individual greatness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap. Clear pale golden with a creamy white head. Sweet earthy grapefruit, pine, and caramel aroma and taste with an earthy lightly bitter finish. Bright medium bodied palate.


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