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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

949 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 87
Gots: 102 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 949 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -51%

robgage, Jun 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
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2.03/5  rDev -50.2%

RayDawg, Sep 07, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

BarrytheBear, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

kbuzz, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

plato, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Wrigfen, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

beerblackhawk, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

elgiacomo, Dec 19, 2012
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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.

Beaver13, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Kevincredible, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

BeerBucks, Mar 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

krl2112, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

IrishColonial, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

jeff1973, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

ejw127, May 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Justinsosmart, Aug 10, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer in a big box provided by the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is kind of mild, hops, a malt balance, some pine, finishes bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.

tone77, Aug 31, 2012
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3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Nice white head and great lacing.

Smell - Hop pellet aroma. Like smelling hops before adding them to the boil. Kinda raw. Caramel malt and a hint of sweetness.

Taste - Blend of hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pine. All sorts of hop flavors. Toasty malt bill. Very biscuity. Even a hint of rye, but maybe that's a lingering flavor from my last beer. Slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium bitterness. Well balancbalanced and never too sweet.

Overall - Decent IPA, but nothing stands out.

Alieniloquium, May 25, 2013
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3.32/5  rDev -18.6%

Nichols33, Sep 18, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tons of carbonation shooting up the glass, 2 fingers of head with great retention, murky orange pour.
Aroma of slight citrus, grapefruit, a bit of plastic? Hmm.. Hopefully the taste isn't as off..
Ok no plastic flavor.. Just a lot of herbal bitterness and some caramel malt. Nothing outstanding with this one.
Medium in body with high carbonation.

This is a decent ipa and I'm glad to try it but I wouldn't seek it out again.

facundoCNB, Sep 30, 2013
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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.