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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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1,071 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,071
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 92
Gots: 128 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, w/o freshmess info that I can find.

Pours hazed dull lighter tangarine, gauzy eggshell head, leaves a decent collar, fine film and nice fine scattered sheets and strands of lacing.

Oranges and resiny hops in the nose.

Hopped up but not overly bitter, loads of mixed citric fruits, and a moderate resiny hop finish. Better then average, fruity, quite pleasant and assertive IPA in a can, what could be bad?

Well worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this at the recommendation of my distributor and I couldn't be more pleased that he suggested this little green can of deliciousness.

Appearance: Pores a hazy, golden orange color with a 1 finger thick white head. Good amount of carbonation present.

Smell: Smells like a mixture of tropical fruits and TANGERINE. A lot of tangerine coming through, with some mango.

Taste: The hops definitely leap forward on this beer with a taste almost identical to the nose. A lot of fruits, tangerine to me is definitely what steps forward the most, and there is a slight sweetness to it balanced out with the malty undertones.

Mouthfeel: slick, oily feel with a solid amount of carbonation. It definitely has a resinous feel to it but it doesn't linger too long at all. Fades away cleanly.

Overall: A very solid IPA, extremely fresh tasting and incredibly well balanced. It really does fade away smoothly despite a nice kick from the hops in the beginning. For the price and ease of drinking this is definitely a must and going to be a regular at my place.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.