India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
I picked this up in NYC over the weekend. Served in a pint glass. The hazy gold body was capped by a big, compact/solid white head, that showed a lot of retention. Plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass. Through the body you could see lazy carbonation rising.
The initial whiff had TONS of grapefruit, and sweet citrus aroma! TONS! As the pint went on though, that aroma diminished heavily. But, yeah, the initial smell was just classic American IPA all the way...and it was good.
The first sip had resistance: the firm head pushed back, with its thick, creamy texture. Just an excellent mouthfeel...so smooth and creamy. Medium bodied beer. Solid IPA with a good balance and even bitterness. There was a gentle yet lingering bite in the finish. Notes of Citrus rind & bread-like malts. Excellent balance.
Solid all around. This is nothing that stands out of the pack in the IPA category, but it is dead on for the style and does it much justice. Very tasty IPA, well crafted, and very worthy of a high score.
11-18-2013 18:19:37 | More by MusicaleMike
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
01-12-2013 07:23:42 | More by AdamToomey
3.1/5 rDev -24%
12 oz can, dated 2/27/14. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet fruity candy with some resiny hops and a little garlic.
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.
04-20-2014 01:55:26 | More by Beaver13
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
12 ounce can, w/o freshmess info that I can find.
Pours hazed dull lighter tangarine, gauzy eggshell head, leaves a decent collar, fine film and nice fine scattered sheets and strands of lacing.
Oranges and resiny hops in the nose.
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?
Well worth a try.
12-10-2013 23:52:18 | More by Billolick
4.19/5 rDev +2.7%
Hazy golden hued beer with a quarter inch white head. Brussels lacing. I get a faint aroma of citrus hops, but I really have to seek it out. I get a pretty acute burst of citrus hops which quickly fades into a nice, mellow hop burn. There's a good light malt backbone to keep the hop intensity in check. The mouth is crisp and dry.
03-18-2014 04:34:16 | More by Franziskaner
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.