India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by superdedooperboy:
4.53/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12-ounce aluminum can poured into a Duvel-branded tulip glass. Served at approximately 45 degrees F.
Pours a deep, hazy gold – and by hazy, I mean nothing gets through. The head rises all the way to the top of the glass and beyond, a fat, rich, rocky froth that slowly recedes and leaves behind huge, boulder-like patches of lace on the walls of the glass as it empties.
Loads of citrus and tropical fruit on the nose – grapefruit and tangerine take center stage, mingling with notes of mango, papaya, passion fruit and pineapple. It’s an extremely enticing aroma, and perhaps one of the best aromas in any IPA in the Southeast – if not more far-reaching than that.
Fairly light-bodied and moderately carbonated, with a touch of prickly carbonation in the mouthfeel. The palate is, similar to the nose, a citrusy affair. Tangerine and grapefruit mingle with grapefruit rind up front, melding with candied mango and a peppery spiciness in the middle, where a supporting base of biscuity malt peeks through. More fruitiness folds into the back of the palate, followed up by grapefruit rind and a powerful dryness that lingers well into the finish.
An absolutely outstanding IPA that—dare I say it!—may dethrone SweetWater’s take on the style as this reviewer’s choice of Number 1 IPA in the Southeast. Superbly drinkable and explosively flavorful, this IPA showcases hops almost like no other – and it comes in a highly portable, easily recyclable, UV-impenetrable container to boot.
Serving type: can
11-08-2012 23:55:36 | More by superdedooperboy
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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 783 ratings.