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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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1,074 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 92
Gots: 129 | 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:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 01-04-2011

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
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Ratings: 1,074 | Reviews: 187 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBAINx
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into glass

Hazy golden yellow, thin bubbles, trace lacings

Faint aroma of tropical fruits and sweetness

Hops on the middle of the tongue

Low sudsing , smooth, gentle bitterness, slight bitter aftertaste

Good beer

Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - 12 oz can into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange (think Texas Longhorns). Nice head that fades to excellent lacing and minimal head retention.

Smell - Nice grapefruit hop bouquet, I get some bread on the nose as well.

Taste - Great bitter hops, flowery and grapefruity. Very much the American IPA. No complaints.

Feel - Smooth and crisp. The hop bitterness lingers nicely.

Overall - very solid IPA. I have had better and I have had worse, but you can't go wrong with this. Top end of the spectrum.

Photo of crewfan1952
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKretz
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdcarone1
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_Leon
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charrel
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottG818
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight out of a can...drank a ton of these during my last trip to Charleston. One of my favorite IPA.

Photo of JGam115
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good malt backbone, wet hop aroma. Amazing malt, good carbonation. Classic American IPA

Photo of jak
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of humuloner22
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid IPA, not the best I have had but certainly not among the worst either. I am a fan of the style and this one is done very well. It has a feel and texture much like pseudosue in a way. But not exactly their either.

Look: Golden with a reddish hue, cloudy but not super hazy either.

Smell: Floral, malts, sweet some honeysuckle in there.

Taste: Floral, not really very bitter, fruity with some honeysuckle and malt notes in there. Not very bitter very well balanced.

Overall: Solid beer by Westbrook these guys apparently know what they are doing.

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkelley
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a short tulip glass.

A - kind of hazy orange-gold body with dissipating head. Good lacing.

N - spicy sweet smell with honey, orange, grapefruit and spicy notes.

T - fruity more than spicy or resiny for an ipa. Very little alcohol taste. Maltish background.

M - chewy up front then a kind of ... Fullness? In the middle of he mouth. Then a tingly spiciness.

O - I liked this quite a bit. Nice tasty spicy Ipa. Cheers.

Photo of KevinOMReb
1.75/5  rDev -57%
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.

Photo of brianmandell
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the can. Pours orange/pale amber with dissipating head.

Inviting aromas of orange citrus, sweet honey and floral notes (lavender?).

Tastes of light orange citrus, notes of honey and some spice and black pepper. Finishes fairly dry with some bitter but not overpowering grapefruit pith.

Light to medium mouthfeel with creamy carbonation. Nice.

Overall a satisfying, light and flavorful easy drinking IPA. Some nicely balanced fresh hop flavors. Drinks like a session beer. I could drink a few cans and not get tired of it.

Photo of kbcrawford90
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.