India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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1,043 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 90
Gots: 122 | 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)
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1.68/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Not an IPA fan. Hops are hoppin all over me. Too bitter.

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2.03/5  rDev -50.1%

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2.68/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Snazzy, green, elephant and hop addled 12 oz can. Thank you very much Jason!

Pours a light orange with a razor thin white cover that pools unevenly to the edges. Lacing is patchy.

Smells odd: soapy, sugared melon, and just faintly of vomit. There must be some ingrediental pairing that causes the slightly nauseating reaction upon me sniffer. It recalls Terrapin’s Hopsecutioner, a recollection that I’d prefer remained deep, deep in my subconscious.

Wow, this might cause cavities. Yet, I see no dentist calmly yet sternly warning me of the contents of this can. Overly sugary and sweet with a bitterness through the middle that tickles the vomitory sensation once again. It is just so odd. It may not be anything wrong with the beer, but rather a visceral reaction to something going on here.

Strangely uneven, with some sips showing promise and other just seemingly way off kilter. I’m flummoxed.

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2.95/5  rDev -27.5%

Thanks to pjkelley82 for this extra that arrived in a recent box. Going gentle tonight after a looong Darkness Day eve last night. 12 oz. hop-green can, dated 9/11/14, consumed while watching the 2014 World Series.

The pour is SF Giant orange, no clarity here. Smells like sweet candied oranges. That’s it.

Westbrook IPA seems like more of a spare pale ale. Like the nose, the beer is dominated by oranges, married to a raw sugar sweetness. Mid-palate brings two or three pine needles, fleeting bitterness. Ends sweet. Moderately drinkable, as in, I’m probably going to finish it.

I’m not into balanced, nor sweet, IPAs, so this one already has two strikes on it. Just not very interesting; mediocre.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz canned Nov 27, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber, on the dark side for an IPA, with a one finger off-white head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is apricot, a touch of citrus, lemon, some resinous hops, good amount of malt, particularly sweet bread dough, some caramel. Good strength, but rather malty and the malts and hops clash a bit.

Flavor generally mirrors the aroma, apricot, light citrus/lemon, resinous hops, sweet bread, caramel, moderate sweetness, mild to moderate bitterness, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.

This really, really reminds me of a hoppy Amber Ale, not so much an IPA. And it’s pretty fresh too, just 3 weeks old. A letdown.

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3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

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3.24/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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