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Top Gun IPA - Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

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Top Gun IPA
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This IPA employs an indecent amount of Amarillo & Simcoe hops. We named this brew after the Top Gun fighter pilot school in Miramar, CA. The color is reminiscent of a San Diego Sunset and the body is lighter and dryer than our Tiger Bite IPA. Dry hopped to perfection.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: eclaycamp on 09-26-2010)
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Pacioli1445, Nov 15, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was at a meeting in Topeka when I sampled some of this brew here. Decided to pick up a growler , and was able to crack it open and put it down about three days after I bought it. This was poured from the growler into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a gold/orange color with absolutely no head whatsoever and no sign of lacing. Mildly disappointed in the pour.

Smell - Good kick of grapefruit, orange peel, and piney hoppiness. The nose certainly made up for the appearance substantially.

Taste - A nice grapefruit/orange taste up front and then a mild hops kick at the end. Nothing too fancy, nothing to get real excited about. Bascially tasted like a pretty standard IPA, no real outstanding characteristics that stood out.

Mouthfeel - Top Gun finished clean and sharp, which I thought was the most impressive aspect of the beer. Medium carbonation, good mouthfeel.

Overall - Not a bad IPA, although I probably wouldn't seek it out again if I knew I could go to the store and get something else for the same price in bottles. Its a good beer to drink at the bar, although I don't have any plans on buying any to take home again. Not that it was bad, it was just kind of forgettable. May not be good as a session beer because of the alcohol content, depending on your tolerance.

TheCondor, Feb 20, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a clear, golden orange color with a bubbly, white head of fluffy foam. It had okay retention and left some sudsy lace.

S - It smelled of piney hops with a citrus fruit kick. There was a nice caramel aroma, too.

T - It tasted of sharp piney hop bitterness with a nice orange peel bite. There was a sweet maltiness with some burnt toast.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - Really really the best Blind Tiger brew that I've had. A very fine IPA.

zeff80, Nov 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 ounce growler from the brewpub. Pours a bright golden orange hue with a fizzy quarter inch head. Good lacing. Aroma is of freshly mown grass with light pine, maybe some grapefruit, in the background. Initially I get a very light mouthfeel with a surprising amount of malt. Good balance and nice hop bitterness in the finish. It takes a while for the hops to hit you, but once they do you get loads of grass and pine. Is it possible for an IPA to be refreshing? Maybe the best offering from Blind Tiger.

eclaycamp, Sep 26, 2010
Top Gun IPA from Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.