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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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1,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 92
Gots: 146 | FT: 15
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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Photo of saulgoodyo
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.