India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Mongrel:
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful pour -- light, hazy orange color with a finger and a half of tight, frothy white head. Plentiful lacing.
Nose is bright and piney, with a melange of citrus behind it.
Taste follows suit -- bright and slightly bitter with pine first, subtle tropical fruit second, namely pineapple, and all sorts of citrus following that. For some reason it's reminding me of both Bells Two Hearted and Heady Topper. Like a slightly more potent Two Hearted, or a Heady Lite. Maybe Centennial hops? There's also a touch of savory scallions on the finish. In any case, I like that it's hoppy, bitter and unique enough to make its mark, but still tastefully restrained.
Mouthfeel is soft, medium-bodied and well rounded. There's a semi-dry finish with just enough of the honey malt center lingering around and coating the palate to give the dry hop flavors an afterlife.
Serving type: can
04-25-2014 02:01:27 | More by Mongrel
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3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, no canning date (marked "- - -" on the bottom), poured into a Darkness goblet 7/20/2014.
A- Hazy light copper body with a one finger white head with fair retention time. Drops into a medium sized collar and leaves bits and pieces of lacing.
S- Pineapple, citrus, green hops, a bit of toffee and bread. Smells like a beer that's just been put into the primary fermenting vessel, in that it's "green" in a good way.
F- A bit of floral notes up front, some bread and toffee in the middle, with a bit of pine and a non-descript bitterness on the backend, perhaps pineapple. Not super bitter, but quite good.
M- Medium in body, a bit creamy, neither dry nor resinous. Drinks very easily.
O- It's a solid IPA. Nothing pops about it, but the profile is fairly unique in that it smells like a green beer. Perhaps thats why the can is green.
Serving type: can
07-20-2014 14:18:55 | More by Stevedore
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.