Almanac’s Fresh Hop Single IPA Series


This weekend, I had the privilege to sample all three of Almanac’s new fresh hop single IPAs, like Ruhstaller, they used hops from the local Kuchinski hop farm. All three are 7.5 percent, and feature a different hop varietal. I personally enjoyed one more than the other two.

The Chinook was definitely my favorite out of all three, with a full-bodied hop aroma and flavour. The Cascade, and Cluster, were a lot grainy-er, and somewhat grassy tasting from the fresh hop. The Cluster also had a spice note similar to cinnamon, which was interesting and unexpected. I had previously tried a bottle of the Cascade, and was pretty underwhelmed with it. Unfortunately, I still was with the draft. If you enjoy local fresh hopped beers, I highly recommend the Chinook, so hop to it, and pick up a bottle today!


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