Review: Almanac Beer Co. Almanac IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing
Almanac Beer Co. Almanac IPA
92 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.5

92/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Almanac Beer Co. Almanac IPA

What the brewers say

“California 2-row, German Vienna, crystal, and biscuit malts combine with Apollo, El Dorado, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops to create an IPA with intense aromas of grapefruit and tangerine peel, melon, pineapple, and pine trees.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lots of fruit character—pine, grapefruit, slight orange—backed by some biscuity notes, a hint of pine, and an unexpected moderate spicy note with peppercorn.”

Flavor: “A blend of tropical fruit flavors including mango and pineapple, atop a slightly resinous pine foundation. Biscuity malt character is just sweet enough to balance the bitterness, which is firm but doesn’t get in the way. Slight mint and a little onion add depth under the juicy character. Aftertaste is bitter and long lasting, doesn’t grow but stays with you.”

Overall: “This beer strives for a rational and luscious compromise between New England soft fruitiness and West Coast dry bitterness. It gives the discerning drinker the best of both worlds and invites sip after sip. Why choose when you can have it all?”

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