1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

India Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,074 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 92
Gots: 128 | 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:
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,074 | Reviews: 187 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up in NYC over the weekend. Served in a pint glass. The hazy gold body was capped by a big, compact/solid white head, that showed a lot of retention. Plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass. Through the body you could see lazy carbonation rising.

The initial whiff had TONS of grapefruit, and sweet citrus aroma! TONS! As the pint went on though, that aroma diminished heavily. But, yeah, the initial smell was just classic American IPA all the way...and it was good.

The first sip had resistance: the firm head pushed back, with its thick, creamy texture. Just an excellent mouthfeel...so smooth and creamy. Medium bodied beer. Solid IPA with a good balance and even bitterness. There was a gentle yet lingering bite in the finish. Notes of Citrus rind & bread-like malts. Excellent balance.

Solid all around. This is nothing that stands out of the pack in the IPA category, but it is dead on for the style and does it much justice. Very tasty IPA, well crafted, and very worthy of a high score.

Photo of Dolfan907
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sfr26
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dotes_on_dipas
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TomTown
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Wrex68
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of srandycarter
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Murky light honey, small near white head. TONS of small bubbled cling lace.

S - Malty, perfume, some hops.

T - Complex blend of hops, perfume, coriander and malt.

M - Medium body, good carb, fair balance.

D - Interesting beer. Thanks for the trade that brought this to me.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of detrockcitey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of spence524
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of anticipation23
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GatorGirl
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tun
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of LancetherealLeader
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.