India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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2.68/5 rDev -34.3%
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.
01-05-2012 02:24:21 | More by BarrytheBear
3.08/5 rDev -24.5%
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.
12-19-2012 02:55:58 | More by elgiacomo
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.
04-20-2014 01:55:26 | More by Beaver13
3.3/5 rDev -19.1%
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.
08-31-2012 20:26:36 | More by tone77
3.31/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
05-25-2013 16:53:03 | More by Alieniloquium
3.41/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
09-30-2013 21:35:34 | More by facundoCNB
3.44/5 rDev -15.7%
12oz can from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 9.99/ 6 pack. Canned 5/21/13. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.
Pours hazy yellow with a quarter finger pale head. Head fades to a thin cap that leaves a good bit of lace.
Smells of orange, grapefruit, citrus peel and some pine.
Taste is a decent blend of citrusy hops with a little pine and notable caramel malts. Easy drinking and balanced without anything to wow me.
Light body with moderate carbonation. Dry, bitter orange peel aftertaste.
A perfectly acceptable IPA that doesn't quite raise above to myriad of hoppy options available. No problems drinking it but it won't be a repeat purchase for me.
07-31-2013 06:12:57 | More by ThickNStout
3.45/5 rDev -15.4%
Whoa. Tons of foamy white thick head. Solid. Cloudy orange color brew. Nice thin lacing.
Tons of smooth, mellow citrus. Kinda plastic-y. Lots of oats and cereal grains.
Dry, earthy, smooth, easy drinker, way light on the pine. Not sticky or resinous. Kinda middle of the road flavors, slightly better. Nice forward carbonation, sweetness is mild, yet pronounced. Bitterness is lacing just a bit, but carb. makes up for the lack of bite.
I wish flavors were a bit more pronounced with aroma. Killer brew from an awesome colored can! I have to say, slightly better drank from the can...kinda sad, but still solid. Nothing awesome, nothing bad, just solid. Recommended.
04-27-2014 03:53:43 | More by chugalug06
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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