India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Floral citrus hop aroma. Hazy lemony appearance with moderate head. Above average mouthfeel, nice malt backbone. Good carbonation. Very good drinkability.Some fruit,complexity not just a hop attack. Slightly drying finish.
Very pleasant fresh IPA thanks Doug.
Thanks again for another one this past week. Light lemon, draft fresh. Thanks again, Doug K.
03-30-2012 20:17:47 | More by Sammy
4.09/5 rDev +0.2%
A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that only died down a bit, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacy webs of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with some faint hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the caramel malts are a bit more noticeable towards the finish. Overall, it has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to have a good balance for a hop-forward IPA as it has very nice citrusy aromas and flavors but has enough underlying malts to keep things from being too hoppy and bitter.
05-22-2013 02:40:11 | More by metter98
4.45/5 rDev +9.1%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a massive head that leaves a lots of lace sticking to the pint glass
Smell: Are we in a pineapple plantation or what?
Taste: Pineapple and other typical fruit, including grapefruit, mango and lemon; the malt acts as a platform upon which these tropical flavors can strutt their stuff
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
Overall: This has to be one of the top everyday IPAs on the market today; just mashes all the buttons on my book
03-08-2012 02:21:31 | More by brentk56
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
Wanted to start going back and retrying some of my first reviews, figured I would start here. Poured a nice hazy amber with a big off white frothy pillow like head. Nice slow fade and good visible carbonation gave an always great look. Big citrus hop profile, orange, tangerice, pineapple express, mixed with a bit of a pine resin feel. Some decent malt balance to be found as it warmed. The flavor always hits the spot here again. This is just such a nice well rounded hopped up session beer. Just great all around and never really have a bad thing to say about it. Its the 90mins little brother and rightfully deserving of its spot next to it. Great Brew!
03-24-2011 02:40:32 | More by mikesgroove
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
12 ounce can - $2.25 at Sam's Beer & More in Lexington, South Carolina.
Appearance: Pours out a medium copper-toned body, somewhat cloudy, and with a foamy, fairy dense, off-white head.
Smell: Pale, toasty malts with a sweet-scented caramel notes fused with aromatic hop scents of florals, resinous dried grasses, and lemon rind.
Taste: Pale malts, then I'm chewing on some toasty breadcrusts, with a bit of caramel sweetness mingled with a small touch of brown sugar. Pithy lemon rind, maybe a bit of white grapefruit, too. Sharp florals, moderate grassiness. Hint of the alcohol presence. Fairly bitter and more than enough to knock off the upfront sweetness well in time for a dry, bitter, smooth finish with some citrus juiciness holding on for the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyed it for being a good American IPA.
05-25-2012 18:20:16 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.01/5 rDev -1.7%
Poure out as a nice yellowish gold color with a white head on top. The retention and lacing are pretty good on this beer. The smell is hoppy with a decent amount of malt in there as well. The taste has a very good malt and hop balance. The mouthfeel is smooth, very drinkable and refreshing. Overall it's a solid IPA. I would drink it again.
05-21-2013 23:54:33 | More by Knapp85
3.96/5 rDev -2.9%
Can dated 7/29/13. Thanks to Chris for this one!
Hazy orange with little suspended floaties. Intricate spindly lace around the edges of the glass. Lasting surface foam that has a creamy texture to it.
Softly sweet citrus aroma, nectarine maybe, slightly herbal.
Firm bitterness, earthy and herbal, slight citrus peel and and a vague malt sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbonation, dry aftertaste. Easy drinking. Overall a pleasant above average IPA.
09-15-2013 00:54:02 | More by emerge077
3.76/5 rDev -7.8%
I purchased this at Oliver's in Albany, enjoyed chilled from the can in a tulip pint.
The color is beautiful golden with amber hue and 3 finger smooth pale white head with frothy look and lace is foamy. The smell is strong citrus scent of hops with light fruity yeast and subtle pine in the hop aroma with light malt sweet essence with mild floral note. The feel is decent with good hop presence and gentle caramel in the peripheral with slight creamy texture from medium high carbonation with dry finish and subtle alcohol.
The taste has a good amount of citrus flavor with bitter grapefruity quality from American Hops with slight orange zest aspect and mellow pine notes with some light grassy astringency and alcohol in the last sips with very light malt sweetness supporting. The Overall impression is a solid take on the American IPA style but not exceptional- pretty drinkable though I wouldn't seek it out.
06-04-2014 13:42:59 | More by Slatetank
4.26/5 rDev +4.4%
this is absolutely fantastic east coast style ipa, if you told me this was made in vermont, i would believe you. everyday is christmas when drlovemd87 is your pal, lucky me, he is one hell of a beer advocate! this pours very pale blonde in color, washed out a little, yeasty and resinous, light malt color, robust splashy soft white head with expert retention. it smells like something ive had from lawsons, really, the hops are that bright, mixed between tangerine zest and new spruce tree spring growth. its beautiful in the nose, but the taste is even better. just caramelized pilsener malt is a very worthy base for this, which otherwise would probably not have the fortitude to support such a resonant hopping. the label gives very little information in the hops, to my dismay, but i am sure of one thing, this is refined and calculated and dialed in a professional way that is unrivaled. its only as bitter as it needs to be, and the hop cone itself just dances on the tongue from first sniff to long after the swallow. its majestic in that way. maybe i am bored with colorado ipa, i hate to even propose such a thing, but this took me to a hoppy (happy) place i havent been in some time. medium bodied, i could drink ten of these, and would love to do that someday. everything about this refreshes me, both palate wise and spiritually. ipa is medicine, and this is the shamans share!
12-31-2013 04:28:15 | More by StonedTrippin
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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