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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

846 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 84
Gots: 81 | 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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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2013 03:11:46 | More by Amalak
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bum732

Lesotho

4.46/5  rDev +9.3%

S: Very fresh-cut grass like, resiny hoppiness, intense, candy-like grapefruit, pine with a prominent malt aroma in the background.

L: Hazy dark burnt orange. White creamy head that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Big malt backbone followed quickly by a grassy, fresh hoppiness. Medium, grassy bitterness, quite smooth. Grapefruit peel and fresh cut grass hop taste with some pine. Has a very bisquity maltiness, but not heavy or masking the hops. Finishes dry with some resin.

M: Medium full body, refreshing, medium carbonation.

A very unique IPA, but i loved it. Loved the grassiness with the grapefruit/pine, almost had a negroni taste to it. Malt backbone elevated the without being dentrimental, rare in an IPA. A must try.

04-05-2013 01:39:24 | More by bum732
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

Easy drinking IPA with a citrus hop and a hint of apple. Hops lean towards bitterness more than aroma or flavour. Not bad, but fairly middling in all respects - moderate carbonation, light-medium body. Some fruit, some graininess in the back, some apple and grapefruit. Fairly bitter. Maybe a bit lemony.

04-04-2013 04:37:01 | More by allergictomacros
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madatr

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

04-03-2013 20:09:51 | More by madatr
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-02-2013 11:15:18 | More by rkcrozier
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-31-2013 21:24:50 | More by mikeincharleston
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

03-31-2013 20:45:27 | More by Damian74Shensky
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2013 00:29:08 | More by pathman
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bacasnax

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-30-2013 20:40:21 | More by bacasnax
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BeerBucks

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

03-29-2013 17:10:23 | More by BeerBucks
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danipp

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

03-29-2013 10:30:38 | More by danipp
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a snifter. Bottom of can says 03/01/? Helpful.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch of white head that retains for a good while before becoming a very bubbly 1/8 inch head. Very sticky sheet of lacing slides ever-so-slowly down the glass.

S- Sweet, almost flowery bouquet of citrusy hops and biscuity malt.

T- Taste is very malt-forward lending more of a sweet breadiness than bitterness. The hops are there with some grassy bite but it's not pervasive like in a lot of extreme American IPAs. More notes of caramel and crust than citrus or pine.

M- Pretty standard with a nice amount of medium carbonation plus a tad dry finish. Medium body.

O- While it's very drinkable for a 6.8% ABV, I could probably think of a few session IPAs I like better than this. But thank you BlackBelt5112203 for the bonus beer!

03-28-2013 23:22:45 | More by Immortale25
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

03-26-2013 13:19:25 | More by dvmin98
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csparace

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Smell (4.00) – Wheaty with a good hop presence. Hints of lemon and grapefruit. Mostly a wheat presence. Maybe some caramel?

Appearance (4.00) – Pours from a 12oz can into a very large wine glass. Dirty, hazy lemon color. Looks like a lemonade gone bad – or like even kind of like iced tea. Lacing is not too great, possibly due to the temperature. Lots of sediment.

Taste (4.50) – Hello lemon. Mix of hops, lemon, and wheat. I served it a bit cold so the hops are really down played. Front is mostly hoppy and has a great crunch to it. Finish contains the lemon and has the hops smooth out.

Mouthfeel (4.00) – Good crunch, great carbonation, very refreshing. Drinkable for the amount of IBU it has.

Overall (4.25) - Pretty good IPA. I'm always in pursuit of some intense hops and this one certainly delivers . Its not the most complex beer, but it does have some stuff going on.

03-26-2013 04:45:56 | More by csparace
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-22-2013 23:08:51 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Greensean

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-19-2013 01:21:49 | More by Greensean
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-19-2013 01:07:13 | More by CelticAleMan
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mrshoes

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-15-2013 20:15:31 | More by mrshoes
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Robyn

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-15-2013 17:12:50 | More by Robyn
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boonejag75

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

03-11-2013 02:57:06 | More by boonejag75
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JohnBender

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

03-09-2013 01:49:42 | More by JohnBender
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Dooleymon

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-04-2013 02:55:20 | More by Dooleymon
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured this American IPA from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a hazy straw color, produced a thick off white head, excellent retention and thick rings of lace left on the glass. The aroma consisted of toasted malt, sweet caramel, lemon citrus and floral hops. Medium bodied, a foundation of pale malt, toast, caramel, lemon rind, and heavy dose of grassy hops. Well balanced, complex hop flavor.

03-03-2013 22:31:33 | More by GossageBrewery
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

03-01-2013 23:19:09 | More by DerrickW
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-26-2013 01:32:17 | More by AlexFields
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.