Friday, February 8, 2019

Almanac Beer LOVE Hazy IPA

Beer Name: LOVE Hazy IPA
Brewery: Almanac Beer Company (Alameda, CA)
ABV: 6.6%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Purchased: September 19, 2018
Date Received: September 26, 2018
Date Drank: October 4, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "LOVE IPA is double dry hopped and super dank. A pillowy mouthfeel and tropical flavors of mango, cantaloupe and citrus will keep you infatuated. XOXO."

What's on the Can/Website: "LOVE is bursting with hoppy tropical flavors. Built on a simple base of Pilsner malt and rolled oats, this super dank IPA has a pillowy mouthfeel and is double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe. Flavors of mango, cantaloupe, and citrus will keep you infatuated." Read more here!

Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe.

Malts: Pilsner, Pale, Oats, Spelt.

Where distributed: Almanac Beer Company distributes within California, possibly other states.

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical with complementing, yet assertive resinous and oaty qualities. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, tropical forward with oaty malts and resinous backbone. Mango and melon detected. More tropical on the aftertaste. Very refreshing. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Pillowy. Very juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Almanac delivers an excellent NE-style IPA full of tropical flavors and an assertive resinous backbone (without overtaking the tropical too much) to take it to the next level. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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