India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I picked this up in NYC over the weekend. Served in a pint glass. The hazy gold body was capped by a big, compact/solid white head, that showed a lot of retention. Plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass. Through the body you could see lazy carbonation rising.
The initial whiff had TONS of grapefruit, and sweet citrus aroma! TONS! As the pint went on though, that aroma diminished heavily. But, yeah, the initial smell was just classic American IPA all the way...and it was good.
The first sip had resistance: the firm head pushed back, with its thick, creamy texture. Just an excellent mouthfeel...so smooth and creamy. Medium bodied beer. Solid IPA with a good balance and even bitterness. There was a gentle yet lingering bite in the finish. Notes of Citrus rind & bread-like malts. Excellent balance.
Solid all around. This is nothing that stands out of the pack in the IPA category, but it is dead on for the style and does it much justice. Very tasty IPA, well crafted, and very worthy of a high score.
Serving type: can
11-18-2013 18:19:37 | More by MusicaleMike
3.81/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Murky light honey, small near white head. TONS of small bubbled cling lace.
S - Malty, perfume, some hops.
T - Complex blend of hops, perfume, coriander and malt.
M - Medium body, good carb, fair balance.
D - Interesting beer. Thanks for the trade that brought this to me.
Serving type: can
11-02-2013 19:24:57 | More by srandycarter
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.