Anchor Zymaster Series No. 7: Potrero Hill Sour Mash IPA

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The mash is sour but the beer is not. Instead, the sour mash we blend with our regular mash results in this IPA’s unique piquancy. The dry tartness from the sour mash, the bitterness from the Nelson Sauvin hops, and the subtle spiciness from the rye meld to create a singular, thirst-quenching IPA with a clean, crisp finish. Dry-hopping with Nelson Sauvin adds tropical complexity with notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange, and passion fruit.

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3.5
Mario80 (29) - Galicia, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2016
One of my favorite beer! Pours gold colour beer with a medium head. Well-balanced!

3.4
ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a rather clear, lightly hued amber body with easily more than an inch of off-white foam, though it quickly settles.

Smell: Piquant rye with a thin edge of crunchy caramelized sugars, with a touch of modestly toasted bread and hoppy scents smelling of florals, citrus and tropical fruits.

Taste: Pale malts, a bit toasty and enveloped in the subtly sourish, lightly spicy rye. Minor caramel element and very little sweetness on-hand. Tropical fruits and floral hops with a moderate amount of bitterness melding with rye and light alcohol. Citrus fruits and a subsiding bitterness in the lightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not great by bottle’s end.

3.2
slowrunner77 (13006) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2015
maybe not quite the freshest - sour and a little hoppy still - citrus forward and moderately malty. Just ok for the coin.

3.1
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2015
bottle, from Triangle Wine Morrisville. ok aroma, sweet. Rye and Nelson giving me a wet autumn leave thing. just a tad hazed brownish orange color, ok head and lace, Bitter sweet flavor. medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel, biiter finish. It’s good, not wowing me, but solid, aroma nit grabbing my attention, kind of old school east coast ipa, fun to try, not revisiting.

3.5
csaso (2337) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle - averse size foamy head, medium copper color, fair earthy hop aroma and flavor, interesting (in a good way) and different malt backbone, I guess from the sour mash but not too sure how to describe it, mild fruity notes at the end, full bodied finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours a hazy, orange color with a very dense, well maintained creamy off white head. Brew has very lively carbonation. Aroma is light with some notes of rye and grainy malt presence and an earthy, grassy hoppiness at the finish. Flavor has a very even flavor with a nice earthy, light grassy hop flavor followed up by the smooth light sweetness of the malt. The maltiness of the beer has mixture of biscuit and just a touch of rye spice. Body is smooth with a light crispness to it at the finish. The carbonation on this brew is really nice and lends a great mouth feel. Overall a fantastic brew.

3.4
RobertDale (6913) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Sampled at Hopfest 2015. Comes reddish gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and fruit. Taste is malt, grain, citrus, and tropical fruit. Interesting.

2.4
malrubius (3049) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Table and Vine. Clear copper with lasting head and lace. Mild soapy caramel spice bready aroma. Very sweet toasted caramel with some ripe peachy fruit and lingering caramel covered peach or something with mild tang. Mostly caramel and some herbal bitterness. Medium light body. Fine carbo. Honestly I can’t imagine what Anchor is thinking making a sweet IPA mess. It tastes and smells absolutely nothing like the description. Pretty gross.

3.5
rjplumer (1204) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2015
Sweet pine bread aroma. Copper body has a light haze. With a skim coat thick head. Bitter with a sour finish. Malt base balanced by tartness. The orange and passion fruit come through after your palate gets used to sourness.

2.3
Braudog (6854) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. I appreciate the science of brewing, but sometimes experiments shouldn’t happen. I don’t get this one at all. The sour base conflicts with the piney hoppiness that rides the wavetops. It’s like looking at a piece of art in a gallery and appreciating the effort that went into it, but not really liking the aesthetics. (#5961, 4/16/2015)


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