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India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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91
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1,147 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 93
Gots: 152 | 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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Ratings: 1,147 | Reviews: 199
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Although only one state away from NC---this one not distributed here (yet) and that is a shame.

Orange and slightly hazy appearing with 1 cm head and lots of lacing.

Bright effervescent IPA with pungent citrus notes that rise out of the glass and burst on the tongue. An citrusy IPA lovers delight--powerful grapefruit notes--some pine and light on the tropical fruits.

Good body and just a tiny bit on the over-carbonated side.

A favorite that I look forward to on every visit to the Charleston area. Should be on everyones list to try (and for me, get again).

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass from a can dated 1/21/14. Pours a nice cloudy orange, with tons of bubbles rising up to the top. There's a thick off-white head that really sticks around.

Aroma is really nice - lots of citrus & pine. Maybe a little bit of resin. There's a little bit of malts detectable on the nose, and it seems to be nicely incorporated.

Flavor is nice and citrusy and a little bit peppery-spicy, with some significant bitterness, although it's balanced out by some nice caramel malts that come through on the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the light side, with a ton of carbonation. Super dry on the palate and on the finish.

Overall, a really great IPA. Not as great as some of the standouts of the style, but definitely in the top tier.

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Can purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a hazy dark-ish yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells pretty potent, this can seems pretty fresh. Big citrus and pine blast to the nostrils.

This IPA definitely flies under the radar- it's most excellent and refreshing. Very citrusy, without being too sweet- tons of grapefruit, orange, and peach, with some light pine bitterness. The bitterness doesn't really last very long.

This is medium bodied, with a exceedingly crisp mouthfeel, and a medium body. Very, very drinkable.

Westbrook does a ton of crazy stuff- but don't overlook their basic IPA. It's quite tasty.

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A: Just under two fingers of white head formed when poured into an english style pub glass. The foam was very fine with moderate staying power. As it slid into the beer it left a nice coating of lacing with just a few dry spots. The beer is a hazy copper color with lighter gold hues. No sediment or hop particles to speak of.

S: Big hop aroma with lots of citrus fruits (mango, pineapple, kiwi), pine (spruce, juniper) and a touch of dankness. Some fruity esters coming through, fermentation character is my thought, very different then hop aroma. Malt is upfront and noticeably bready, doughy and a touch of biscuity-ness. Hop dominant overall.

T: Clean pine bitterness that feels low but after a few sips it almost builds up, kind of like spicy Thai food. Its a very smooth and round hop bitterness that blends nicely with the malt profile, which is very balanced for an IPA. Pine is the dominant hop flavor, but also getting grapefruit and citrus flavors. The malts come off as a clean (almost pilsner like) bread character with a touch of bread.

M: Moderate carbonation on this thing with a medium body, not super dry. The interesting building bitterness thing leaves a pine aftertaste on the tongue that makes it feel kind of dry.

O: Very clean IPA with an interesting pilsner/lager like quality that I enjoyed. Good nose with a round bitterness and a great hop flavor.

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Can from a trade. The sender is not on BA but thanks to him anyway. Can dated 2/23/13. Sampled on January 29, 2014.

The pour is a cloudy golden yellow with a long lasting white fizzy head. Loads of carbonation.

The aromas are among the best one can absorb on an American IPA such as this. Toasted biscuit malts are quickly overtaken by the floral and grapefruit hops and a touch of butterscotch or toffee lingering around the backside.

Smooth but carbonated medium body. A lot of burping!

Like the aroma the taste has a floral and citrus zesty character with a buttery note that is in no way offensive but balances it all out. Long lingering hopped finish. Not overpowering like some AIPA's can be. It seems extremely well balanced and easy to drink.

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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