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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

790 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 77 | 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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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Just under two fingers of white head formed when poured into an english style pub glass. The foam was very fine with moderate staying power. As it slid into the beer it left a nice coating of lacing with just a few dry spots. The beer is a hazy copper color with lighter gold hues. No sediment or hop particles to speak of.

S: Big hop aroma with lots of citrus fruits (mango, pineapple, kiwi), pine (spruce, juniper) and a touch of dankness. Some fruity esters coming through, fermentation character is my thought, very different then hop aroma. Malt is upfront and noticeably bready, doughy and a touch of biscuity-ness. Hop dominant overall.

T: Clean pine bitterness that feels low but after a few sips it almost builds up, kind of like spicy Thai food. Its a very smooth and round hop bitterness that blends nicely with the malt profile, which is very balanced for an IPA. Pine is the dominant hop flavor, but also getting grapefruit and citrus flavors. The malts come off as a clean (almost pilsner like) bread character with a touch of bread.

M: Moderate carbonation on this thing with a medium body, not super dry. The interesting building bitterness thing leaves a pine aftertaste on the tongue that makes it feel kind of dry.

O: Very clean IPA with an interesting pilsner/lager like quality that I enjoyed. Good nose with a round bitterness and a great hop flavor.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 00:49:06 | More by guityler83
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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.