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West Coast IPA - Napa Smith Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 05-22-2013)
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Reviews by LagerCognoscenti:
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Amber colour with good head that fades to thin foam and leaves good lacing.

Smell is of tropical fruits and marmalade with pine also noticeable. A typical American IPA smell.

The taste is fruity with a good malty undercurrent. The finish is lingering and bitter in a typical and satisfying USA IPA way.

The high alcohol is well hidden and the flavour is well balanced between sweet malt and bitter, fruity, floral hopppiness.

A very good example of the style. I think this beer is just made for the Swedish market. That is where I tried it and all the other reviewers are based in Sweden.

I would pick this up again next time I'm in Sweden.

87/100

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is made excursively for the Swedish market.

The clear liquid is deep amber (30 EBC), the two finger head is pale beige. It sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is rather sweet with caramel and toffee. Smooth bitterness. Mature hoppy notes of apricots, orange marmalade, lime peels. Some red berries and a touch of marzipan.

The taste is bitter and hoppy. Yet it is very balanced and smooth. Resin, orange peel, coconut, banana toffee, and hints of matured plums. Sweet notes of marzipan, rye bread and orange chocolate. Full body. The aftertaste is not that bitter, focusing more on dried fruits and flowery notes, citric flavours and hints of herbs. The finish got note of dandelions and sour candy.

The carbonation is medium strong with lots of mid-sized soft bubbles. The liquid is a bit thick and very smooth.

An elegant IPA with complex malty flavours.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy beer with a deep amber color. Two finger high, beige, head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
A sweet smell of caramel, apricot, citrus, dried fruit and orange. Very fruity & hoppy.
Taste is caramel, pine, flowers and cream. Nice bitter finish

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: This beer is clear copper with a medium tall yellowish compact head. Loads of bubbles rises. Nice dissipations.

S: Sweet malty notes together with a healthy dose of bitter hops over the floral hops that brings both citric and piney notes. A bit flowery as well.

T: Nice bitter bite balanced by the sweet caramell malt. Still lots of fruits from the floral hops; grapefruit, lemon, some oranges and even red forest-berries. Kind of bready finish.

M: Lovely bitter aftertaste, too bad it doesn't last longer. Body is full and very smooth while carbonation is on the milder side.

O: A nice AIPA that balances the sweetness from malt with the bitterness from hops.

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West Coast IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.