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Tap Room No. 21 IPA - World Brews

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Tap Room No. 21 IPA
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72
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 21.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: zeff80 on 05-15-2013)
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.1%

06-22-2014 21:37:01 | More by kjkinsey
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primitivepapa

Tennessee

2.19/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Tap Room No. 21 IPA doesn't really seem to me to have distinctive IPA qualities at all. The label says "American India Pale Ale" and I suspect its brewing leans heavily on the "American" side. The only thing that seems okay about it is the color: a nice amber (pictures wouldn't upload). There's minimal hop odor or definitive hop taste to it and, though it has a higher ABV, it just doesn't come across as very enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 23:36:01 | More by primitivepapa
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mdjustus


3/5  rDev +3.1%

07-12-2014 21:32:29 | More by mdjustus
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

06-22-2014 21:37:14 | More by gonzo000
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

06-20-2014 03:34:18 | More by BlueMoon10
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jcallover34

California

2/5  rDev -31.3%

06-10-2014 17:14:52 | More by jcallover34
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Retroman40

Kentucky

2.86/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 09:49:32 | More by Retroman40
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burnerfinger

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

taproom no 21 india pale ale
poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet

a:
honey colored, cloudy rather than clear, very slight head with minimalist lacing

s just a BIT of hoppiness along with ABV (really not much to the nose here)

t nice bite, without the aroma, hard to tell if the bite is ABV or hop

m nice and heavy, medium carbonation

d not a
"session" beer but really good

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 02:59:11 | More by burnerfinger
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Legend_316


3/5  rDev +3.1%

04-20-2014 15:19:46 | More by Legend_316
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-14-2014 01:36:56 | More by rolltide8425
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jokelahoma

Missouri

1.79/5  rDev -38.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 00:32:31 | More by jokelahoma
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h-bomb

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

02-28-2014 12:10:24 | More by h-bomb
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

02-26-2014 23:47:38 | More by ajdemma
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sthoma33

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02-11-2014 03:03:09 | More by sthoma33
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target88

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +3.1%

01-31-2014 10:38:35 | More by target88
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DeFaz

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

01-21-2014 01:10:28 | More by DeFaz
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memphischas

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

01-11-2014 19:44:47 | More by memphischas
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Shagator

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +3.1%

01-02-2014 04:42:39 | More by Shagator
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

12-13-2013 04:32:01 | More by avisong
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +54.6%

12-01-2013 05:05:58 | More by Dapperticus
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +37.5%

11-18-2013 01:07:16 | More by MaddDogg84
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -31.3%

11-16-2013 02:40:20 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-13-2013 01:41:45 | More by Rod_J
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev +3.1%

09-18-2013 15:49:35 | More by 100200300
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Arw56

Georgia

2.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

My wife surprised me with a new beer after a long and difficult week at work. This weeks surprise was Tap Room IPA. I was very excited to try it, however, after my first sip out of a glass, very disappointed. This should not even classify as an IPA. I tasted almost no bitterness/hops that one would be expect from an IPA, the only thing I could make out was apricot or orange peel. The citrus flavor was overwhelming...it smells nice has great body, it's smooth, but just not what you would expect from an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 00:39:14 | More by Arw56
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Tap Room No. 21 IPA from World Brews
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