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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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1,016 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 88
Gots: 112 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A base of pale, Munich, and Carapils malts is just enough to contain the massive hop flavor and aroma packed into this highly drinkable IPA. A blend of four American hop varieties is added four times in the kettle and twice in the fermentor for a complex and layered hop experience. Best served at 45-50˚F in a tulip or English style pint glass.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 01-04-2011)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy honey-golden with a nearly 2-finger whitish head on top. Plenty of visible "floaties" in suspension. Good lacing.

S: Tropical fruits - mainly pineapple - and some citrusy hops.

T: Follows the nose, with light caramel foundation, then big time pineapple juice with a touch of apricot. Finishes with a surprising lemony bitterness (think lemon peel or pith - i.e., more concentrated lemon) that seems to come out of nowhere to really coat the palate and linger in the aftertaste as though this beer was freshly hopped - or pulled through a Randall. ABV heat is noted on the back end and in the belly.

M: Medium in heft; carbonation is modest and fine.

O: Better than I expected - Westbrook beers made their way to the area relatively recently, but for some reason I've stayed away. I would certainly go back for this one again, particularly if I was in the market for a good canned IPA.

Kendo, May 02, 2014
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Poured into a Great Divide snifter at around 45 degrees...allowed to warm throughout.

A - Pours a light gold; shades of amber give it depth and complexity. It looks like a nice glass of caramel. Head is minimal but lacing throughout.

S - The real highlight of this beer is the aroma. Nice and subtle grapefruit aromas give way to a sweetness from the malt. Hints of spice in the background...peppery even. As the beer warms, the sweetness from the malt starts to take over.

T - A nice balance here between the malt profile and the hop bitterness...nothing too overwhelming. That being said, also nothing exceptionally rememberable. Grapefruit and caramel malt dominate the taste profile with hints of spice...same as the nose.

M - Feels a little light in my opinion. Not sure why. The carbonation seems about right for the style but the beer seems to go straight down the hatch with little for my taste buds to remember it by. Nothing sticks here.

O - Overall, the beer is good...not great...not bad...just good. I would buy it and drink it again; however, I would know when doing so, that I was buying a solid version of the style but nothing above and beyond.

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The flavor is sweet fruity candy with resiny garlic hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, kind of an odd mix of fruity candy and garlic hops.

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Hopped up but not overly bitter, loads of mixed citric fruits, and a moderate resiny hop finish. Better then average, fruity, quite pleasant and assertive IPA in a can, what could be bad?

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.