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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

889 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 889
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 90 | FT: 13
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 889 | Reviews: 169 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by guityler83:
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

guityler83, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

OhioBobcat, Sep 12, 2013
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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.

AdamToomey, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

SanFranJake, Oct 03, 2013
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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.

Beaver13, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Shagator, Dec 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

TimoP, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Jason, Apr 11, 2013
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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.

Billolick, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

thaghost, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

dankjohn, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

virinow, Oct 31, 2013
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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.

Franziskaner, Mar 18, 2014
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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.