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Tap Room No. 21 IPA | World Brews

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Tap Room No. 21 IPATap Room No. 21 IPA
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Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zeff80 on 05-15-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 85
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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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Photo of jokelahoma
1.83/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

A little like Russian Roulette, sampling these Tap Room 21 brews. Let's see what I hit this time. Poured into a snifter.

Pours a clean copper, with a surprisingly large head that holds fairly well. Not a bad start at all., actually!

Aroma is... uh... aroma is... um... there is no aroma. Okay, that's slightly overstating it, but not by much. If I stick my nose really deeply into the glass, I get a faint, candy-like aroma, a bit like smelling an empty can of Mandarin oranges a couple days after you've eaten them. But that's really it. No hop, no malt, nothing but that oddly sweet citrus, and even that is so faint you have to convince yourself it's there.

And the flavor? Well, it's a bit more pronounced than that aroma, but emphasis is on "a bit". There's a small citrus like flavor, very little bitterness, and then, unfortunately, that astringent metallic flavor I got from the witbier this brewery makes comes crashing in. There's a sharp, chalky, soapy flavor which follows that, and then it all disappears, except for the lingering metallic flavor. There's nothing way off (if you don't count the fact it really shouldn't taste like metal or soap), but it's just blah. I not only can't say this is an IPA, I'm seriously hard pressed to say this is a beer. It isn't bad, per se, it just isn't anything at all. I'm not sure that's better, to be honest. There isn't even enough here to hate.

Mouthfeel is "Perrier" like. Thin, biting, a bit chalky. Not at all what it should be, either.

I try to be positive in my reviews. This... I just can't. This is badly made. Again, it isn't "bad" in the sense that there are a whole lot of off flavors or aromas. There just isn't anything at all here. It's slightly citrus flavored carbonated water with a really high mineral content. I cannot with a clear conscience recommend this to anyone. I got it as a gift, and I always appreciate gifted beer, but this is just poorly made. Avoid.

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Photo of clager
4.13/5  rDev +40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Light orange/amber, clear

Smell: Citrus, floral, earthy.

Taste: Initial nice bitterness with earthy, floral, and bready notes with a citrus finish. Well-balanced mix of bitterness and flavor. I think the start and finish were the part that got me hooked.

Feel: Appropriately carbonated, good mouthfeel.

Overall: Enjoyed this much more than expected after reading others' reviews. Did not experience the maltiness that others expressed and is usually a turnoff for me as it can cause kind of a metallic taste. This, however, had a nice bitterness up front and flavorful citrus finish.

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Photo of Shagator
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of rwilde
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a copper body, bright off white head cream colored if had to establish more detail. Light patches of hit and miss lace stick to the sides of the glass. Aroma has a nice hop nose with cluster hops and hop pellet generic hop action but very clean with a bit of dankness, citrus, and earthy pine. Not horrible, smelling but the taste is straight up offensive with raw bitter hops more or less muddled hop pellet bitterness with just enough malts to keep you from gagging lacks balance pretty horrible. As it warms up a bit malts come through it's really not the worst IPA I've ever had but with so many excellent options out there why waste your time, carbonation is a bit much. Medium bodied slick slightly oily with enough to keep the palate wanting another sip at first I thought it was a drain pour ended up being just okay though.

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Photo of Mirthrandir
3.08/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Basic, no frills IPA. Certainly not bad or foul, just uninspired and vanilla.

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Photo of Retroman40
2.86/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Very light amber with a decent enough head.

S - Very fruity with minimal malt aroma.

T - Fruity with a hint of malt, but somewhat watered down.

M - Somewhat thin although the carbonation is decent enough.

O - I won't be buying this again. I expect a certain intensity in both the smell and taste from an IPA and this one misses on both accounts. If it was marketed as a "Light IPA" I would be OK with it, but there are so many good choices in IPA's that there is no reason to settle for a pretender.

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Photo of tdm168
3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - orangish amber with a thick, soft cap of dense, off white head that has decent retention

S - caramel malt and some very faint citrus aromas

T - caramel malt, light citrusy character, mild pine in the finish, a somewhat bitter finish

M - medium bodied, crisp, a tad overcarbonated

This is pretty much what you would expect from a cheap, grocery store, contract brewed IPA. It's moderately hopped and easy to drink. This is one of those beers that you could easily knock back straight from the bottle without giving it much thought. This certainly won't please any true IPA fans, but it may intrigue those fans of APAs who are looking for something inexpensive.

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Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a light orange with some amber highlights and has a small white head. The aroma is citrus and is fairly nice. The taste has mild hops and citrus. The best beer I have had from World Brews.

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Photo of hophugger
2.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Malt bomb, not in style. IPA, I don't think so.............Way too many malts, no hop profile. All I get are flat malt tastes. Are there hops in this, if so, they are well hidden somewhere..

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Photo of hoppy91
2.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of whatchathink
2.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

For it to be an IPA it taste like a hoppy lager. That's it.

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Photo of Rod_J
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Legend_316
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Kbwright13
1.68/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Muggins25
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanCataline
4.32/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlueMoon10
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of colter45
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical ipa. 1st time kinda carbonated. 2nd time malty, vanilla, bitter, Guinness smell.

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Tap Room No. 21 IPA from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.