Brewed by Sierra Andina
Style: American Strong Ale
Huaraz, Peru
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
The most powerful of the Incas, Pachacutec is known for the expansion of the Inca Empire to an unprecedented size and magnitude. We made this beer in memory of our ninth Inca - strong, bold, and sophisticated. The strongest beer in Peru.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1068) - - MAR 2, 2013
330 ml bottle Pours a hazy, deep copper with some sediment and a smallish light amber head. Caramel and citrus aromas. Full mouth-feel, first sweet malts followed by some bitterness. Some bitterness remains in the finish. Warming alcohol as it goes down. Not the most balanced beer, but easily one of, if not the best beer in Peru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewerale (142) - - JAN 2, 2017
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
treign (30) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Poured from a bottle at Chaqchao. Murky orange color with a strong malty nose. Definitely a big beer. Taste is nicely balanced by a strong hop profile. A lot of heat from the 10.5 percent. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2016
12oz bottle I picked up in Lima pours a dark, muddy orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is heavy on the malt and orange peel, pine too, some raisin, potpourri. Flavor is sticky with chestnut honey, some brown sugar, malt, toffee, bitter orange peel, herbs, sticky spruce. Full bodied, bitter and even astringent on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4804) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2016
Sierra Andina Pachacutec Imperial Ale 10.5% I got this beer from my buddy Beercation. Brewed in honor of an Inca Emperor, it is the strongest beer from Peru and Ratebeer classes it as an American Strong Beer. I'm kind of surprised it's from Huaraz a mountain town from which I went hiking and mountain biking in the Andes a decade ago. An odd brown color, it has a dense beige head that reminds me of a root beer. Malty sweet plum and cocoa powder aroma. It has velvety mouthfeel but a somewhat thin finish with some boozy heat. The taste is sweet, plum, raisins, a sharp almost burnt hardtack and cocoa nibs. It paired well with chocolate ice cream. It's not a truly complex beer but is definitely better than I expected Peru was currently brewing. Thanks for the hook up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, citrus, herbs and caramel. Taste is medium to high sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (797) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Pours the color of fresh brew black tea with almost no head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet with lite herbal presents. Full of hop flavors that are paired nice with a caramel twist and a warm alcohol finish. At 10.5 Abv can sneak up on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6543) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Pours a murky brown with a thin tan head. Citrus nose. Flavors of herbs with some caramel notes. Very intriguing flavors. Unique and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (784) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
I appreciate this was a really well made beer but my personal preference is a little more subdued than this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3357) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Most likely the best craft beer from Peru. Dark amber body, nice white head. Instantly hits you with a fabulous hoppy aroma but its not an IPA as it has a great malt tone to this as well. Awesome beer. Loads of flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Strongly hoppy with a hint of metallic, onion or fennel. Nevertheless tasty. A beginners IPA. Piney, resiny, floral and some sweetness.

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