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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

612 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%


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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superdedooperboy

Georgia

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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Mongrel

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pour -- light, hazy orange color with a finger and a half of tight, frothy white head. Plentiful lacing.

Nose is bright and piney, with a melange of citrus behind it.

Taste follows suit -- bright and slightly bitter with pine first, subtle tropical fruit second, namely pineapple, and all sorts of citrus following that. For some reason it's reminding me of both Bells Two Hearted and Heady Topper. Like a slightly more potent Two Hearted, or a Heady Lite. Maybe Centennial hops? There's also a touch of savory scallions on the finish. In any case, I like that it's hoppy, bitter and unique enough to make its mark, but still tastefully restrained.

Mouthfeel is soft, medium-bodied and well rounded. There's a semi-dry finish with just enough of the honey malt center lingering around and coating the palate to give the dry hop flavors an afterlife.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 02:01:27 | More by Mongrel
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

this beer was interesting, to say the least

A-from now on im giving beers a 5 automatically for the appearance rating...i dont care what it looks like...in fact, the murkier and shittier looking the better

S-overripe tangerines and oranges, heavy caramel...no pine to speak of

T-same as the smell...hop bitterness reminiscent of pepper at the end

M- the highlight of this beer...they nailed this aspect...very full

O-good...nice drinker with a unique profile that i would drink again

Serving type: can

04-24-2014 04:22:00 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-23-2014 02:50:15 | More by dsigmon
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-23-2014 01:38:04 | More by mpalestino
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-20-2014 17:30:57 | More by markgugs
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 01:55:26 | More by Beaver13
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eepound2

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally bought this beer after passing on it several times. I thought this was a very good ipa. Poured from a 12 oz can and pours a nice, caramel/golden color with a decent size head.

Smell is good not great...Taste is pretty awesome. Definitely has some citrus notes and flavors that are pretty well balanced. I will be buying this beer again for sure

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 01:52:27 | More by eepound2
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-19-2014 00:55:20 | More by Lehighace06
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 00:19:18 | More by dipso123
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-18-2014 00:59:38 | More by stevec32
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-17-2014 03:33:42 | More by timmy2b
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MrBeige

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 00:35:19 | More by MrBeige
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ksills

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-16-2014 18:39:40 | More by ksills
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a willibecher. This was canned on 02/27/14.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy, medium amber and leaves a 2 finger, very sticky, white head that lingers for a long while before leaving a puffy layer atop the beer, leaving a lot of lacing.

Smell: Resin out first, followed by some citrus notes, citrus rinds, malts, a hint of pepper. Nice, subtle aroma.

Taste: Matches the smell really well. Resin, hint of pine, citrus, citrus rinds, malts. Tasty, well balanced and mild. ABV is well hidden.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium, creamy body. Finishes smooth.

Overall: This is a very easy drinking, well balanced IPA. I have a feeling that if this were a bit fresher it would be more hop dominant. The hops and malts are very balanced in this one, and it goes down very easy.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 02:22:33 | More by Resuin
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California

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

04-15-2014 01:39:46 | More by jeff1973
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-11-2014 16:43:50 | More by chrishiker1409
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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.