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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

941 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 87
Gots: 99 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

willhare, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Brewing_Rob, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Trish, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

egrace84, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

GABrew, Aug 01, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 9.99/ 6 pack. Canned 5/21/13. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours hazy yellow with a quarter finger pale head. Head fades to a thin cap that leaves a good bit of lace.

Smells of orange, grapefruit, citrus peel and some pine.

Taste is a decent blend of citrusy hops with a little pine and notable caramel malts. Easy drinking and balanced without anything to wow me.

Light body with moderate carbonation. Dry, bitter orange peel aftertaste.

A perfectly acceptable IPA that doesn't quite raise above to myriad of hoppy options available. No problems drinking it but it won't be a repeat purchase for me.

ThickNStout, Jul 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jmm380, Jul 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a reddish brown that's seethru with good carbonation and head and your typical citric, floral hops with some caramel/bread malts. Taste is more of the same and this is a good IPA; balanced, like the citric hops and the touch of sweetness and breadiness and the crisp finish. Just slightly off, to me, from being a classic American IPA but I recommend this to anyone.

clayrock81, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

clemson14, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Mojo
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can -> Westbrook snifter

A - pours up a medium gold. Not much head, but that might have been my fault on the pour. Retention is poor and there is no visible lacing. Lots of pinprick sized bits of yeast settle into the bottom of the glass.

S - Very citrus with pine, floral, resin, and bread.

T - This actually reminds me of Founder's Harvest. It has that great grapefruit flavor with a big bitter finish. Very refreshing.

M- Medium thick without tons of carbonation.

O - This was nice surprise. Loves this one.

Mojo, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

drherrma, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

infi, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

t_carterb, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

UTvolFAN16, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

thegoon55, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

RichardMNixon, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Hopbully, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ezperkins2, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

fitz284, Jul 15, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint. Canned 6/25.

A - Pours a crisp orange hue with a sizable off-white head. Impressive retention and quality lacing.

S - Nice aromatic hops with a slight caramel sweetness. Touch of lemon.

T - Biscuit flavored malts serve as a stage for loads of hops and tropical fruits. Fruits include: pineapple, grapefruit, mango and lemon. Nice stuff.

M - Large body for an AIPA. Not overbearing, although recedes as the hop profile takes over.

O - A solid brew from Westbrook that I will be inserting into my AIPA rotation. Retains the refreshing nature of AIPA's while adding something a little different. Honestly, this is far better than their bombers. Cheaper too!

mscudder, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

cistercian12, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Fast-N-Loud, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Spider889, Jul 14, 2013
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.