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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

894 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 92 | 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:
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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Ratings: 894 | Reviews: 169 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

broob, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Metalaero, May 30, 2013
Photo of Jekyll
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can't believe I overlooked this when I visited Charleston last year . Hits all the right notes on what a balanced ipa should be. Very solid east coast ipa. At almost 7% abv is very unnoticeable . Citrusy almost tropical smell and taste to it. Deserves mention with the heavyweights of this style in my opinion

Jekyll, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jeffthepony, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ali1987, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

KevinGordon, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

cackalacky, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

hopkrid, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

potownbill, May 25, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Nice white head and great lacing.

Smell - Hop pellet aroma. Like smelling hops before adding them to the boil. Kinda raw. Caramel malt and a hint of sweetness.

Taste - Blend of hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pine. All sorts of hop flavors. Toasty malt bill. Very biscuity. Even a hint of rye, but maybe that's a lingering flavor from my last beer. Slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium bitterness. Well balancbalanced and never too sweet.

Overall - Decent IPA, but nothing stands out.

Alieniloquium, May 25, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium golden orange in color with light amounts of yeast particles in suspension, light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall creamy/foamy beige head that slowly reduces to several medium sized thick patches, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/orange/grapefruit hops upfront with some light to moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts underneath.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of sweet caramel malts that is quickly overtaken by the moderate to strong flavors of citrus/orange/grapefruit hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront. Minimal amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Really well balanced with light amounts of sweetness upfront and light amounts of bitterness in the finish. Overall, quite enjoyable and pretty easy to drink. I would highly recommend this one as an everyday drinker - great for outdoor events in the summer since it is available in cans.

dbrauneis, May 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ChrisMetcalfe, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

fredmugs, May 22, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that only died down a bit, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacy webs of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with some faint hints of caramel from the underlying malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the caramel malts are a bit more noticeable towards the finish. Overall, it has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to have a good balance for a hop-forward IPA as it has very nice citrusy aromas and flavors but has enough underlying malts to keep things from being too hoppy and bitter.

metter98, May 22, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poure out as a nice yellowish gold color with a white head on top. The retention and lacing are pretty good on this beer. The smell is hoppy with a decent amount of malt in there as well. The taste has a very good malt and hop balance. The mouthfeel is smooth, very drinkable and refreshing. Overall it's a solid IPA. I would drink it again.

Knapp85, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

smithj4, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

vancean2, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Pookie, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ncstateplaya, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

swimfire, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

kylehay2004, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

drinker36, May 09, 2013
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.