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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
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1,105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 92
Gots: 143 | FT: 14
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 Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid offering from Westbrook. Love the fact that it's in cans- I'm always looking for a good canned IPA to add to my rotation, and this one fits the bill. Balanced malt and hop profile, not sweet, but perhaps a little thicker than some in the mouth and finish. The hops are a range here- some citrus and pine, some herbalness, and a touch of spiciness in the finish. Solid blend without anything particularly jumping out at me. A well made, well rounded serviceable IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of cavedave
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Pa-Michigander for a box of random kindness that included this gem.

Lightly cloudy gold topped by a couple of fingers of off white foam, which calm to a cap that lasts all the way. Beautiful lace adorns the pint glass.

Orange zest and light grapefruit, even lighter hints of floral, neutral sweet balancing it, make for a med. strength aroma that is tasty.

Well integrated taste that is all the flavors of the aroma, with a hint of grain and more bitter to it. Very well balanced in the taste, and a finish that is just right for the flavor profile.

Very light bodied, good amount of resin, though, med. carb., and a really tasty and clean bitter to the finish.

Like all of Westbrook's beer this is a solid representative of the style, isn't flashy, just solid and delicious refreshment.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is absolutely fantastic east coast style ipa, if you told me this was made in vermont, i would believe you. everyday is christmas when drlovemd87 is your pal, lucky me, he is one hell of a beer advocate! this pours very pale blonde in color, washed out a little, yeasty and resinous, light malt color, robust splashy soft white head with expert retention. it smells like something ive had from lawsons, really, the hops are that bright, mixed between tangerine zest and new spruce tree spring growth. its beautiful in the nose, but the taste is even better. just caramelized pilsener malt is a very worthy base for this, which otherwise would probably not have the fortitude to support such a resonant hopping. the label gives very little information in the hops, to my dismay, but i am sure of one thing, this is refined and calculated and dialed in a professional way that is unrivaled. its only as bitter as it needs to be, and the hop cone itself just dances on the tongue from first sniff to long after the swallow. its majestic in that way. maybe i am bored with colorado ipa, i hate to even propose such a thing, but this took me to a hoppy (happy) place i havent been in some time. medium bodied, i could drink ten of these, and would love to do that someday. everything about this refreshes me, both palate wise and spiritually. ipa is medicine, and this is the shamans share!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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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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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/2/13. Pours a hazy golden with a massive head that lingers and laces very well. Nose is of citrus hops that are well balanced against a slight pine background. Grapefruit, orange and tangerine are discernible. Light medium body and very well carbonated. The delicious taste follows the nose against a slightly sweet backbone. Mild bitterness is well balanced with citric hop flavor and tartness over a slightly sweet background. Tamer than their citrus ninja variant, in a good way. Crisp finish from a burst of carbonation that leaves a exceptional lingering tart bitterness and flavor. An excellent IPA. Even at almost 4 months age, this is world class.

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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 1,105 ratings.