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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

740 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 85
Gots: 69 | FT: 11
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:
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

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 01-04-2011)
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-14-2014 04:02:45 | More by spark3148857
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PPSchwa

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2014 15:39:47 | More by PPSchwa
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Zak626


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-12-2014 22:27:13 | More by Zak626
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osant37

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-12-2014 20:32:57 | More by osant37
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2014 03:30:16 | More by fthegiants
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MatthewD4

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2014 01:45:31 | More by MatthewD4
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2014 01:36:02 | More by jschott75
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2014 20:41:58 | More by Lucnifter
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CHickman

New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy dark gold color with a ton of sediment floating around; so much sediment that it looked like the bottom half of a bottle fermented Belgian bomber. It had a nice foamy 1 finger off white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving OK spotty lacing and rings as it went down, leaving a white layer on top.

Wow, smells of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest and piney hops up front, followed by caramel, light malt, orange peel and a blast of pineapple. The citrus hops dominate, especially the fruity notes of the pineapple and grapefruit.

Tastes like it smells, with grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, piney hops, caramel, toasted grains, orange peel, graham cracker and a lightly spicy ending that had some cinnamon or brown sugar and pepper in the mix. The citrus hops are fresh and the fruity notes work well with the malty backbone for a complex flavor and very good balance. After each sip it seems the balance gets better and this is very sessionable and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is slick and smooth with a medium to almost chewy body, mild carbonation and a slightly bitter grapefruit-like finish that trails off sweet with nice cracker accents.

Overall a damn good beer that borders on great. An all purpose IPA that is easy drinking and hides the ABV perfectly. I highly recommend this beer as it’s a textbook flavorful IPA out of a can.

Serving type: can

06-11-2014 03:23:22 | More by CHickman
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allenm8

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-10-2014 23:19:58 | More by allenm8
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-10-2014 22:48:40 | More by drdiesel9483
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theblackpint

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-10-2014 22:27:18 | More by theblackpint
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GeorgiaGirl93

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-09-2014 18:18:41 | More by GeorgiaGirl93
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-09-2014 02:38:09 | More by KevMo84
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-08-2014 23:46:20 | More by Walkerjgt
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collino

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 22:11:21 | More by collino
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jburns301

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 18:56:32 | More by jburns301
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Ale_Dog

New York

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: great floral hop presence
Appearance: light hazy yellow
Taste: floral hoops upfront, nice malt base, followed with a bitter finish
Overall: nice floral hop IPA with a decent amount of malt sweetness. Could use a little more malt to balance out the bitterness in the aftertaste. Solid beer. Worth a try

Serving type: can

06-08-2014 12:04:43 | More by Ale_Dog
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-06-2014 22:40:10 | More by threedaggers
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-05-2014 04:11:41 | More by tommyguz
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-04-2014 18:35:45 | More by Danny1217
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

06-04-2014 13:42:59 | More by Slatetank
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2014 03:09:02 | More by st9647v3
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AintNoTele

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-04-2014 02:08:49 | More by AintNoTele
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Aleforme

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2014 20:31:37 | More by Aleforme
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.