India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by guityler83:
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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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 790 ratings.