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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

1,040 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,040
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 90
Gots: 120 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy, bright orange in color with a nice, dense, 1.5 finger head. Retention is tremendous, as is the lacing.

S- Lots of resinous, piney hops bitterness. Fairly one dimensional, as this piney goodness lasts throughout the entirety of the smell. Slight floral note at the end of the sniff.

T- Big hops bitterness right up front, like in the scent, and also like in the scent, the hops bitterness is mostly to all piney with a slight hint of citrus and floral flavors. Bitterness picks up towards the end of this hop-smack-in-the-face, and leaves a lingering bitterness on the tongue.

M- Sticky and medium in thickness, this beer is a true IPA as far as feel goes. Medium to high in carbonation, this is a fairly drinkable except for the intense hop bitterness that will take a toll on your palate.

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tons of carbonation shooting up the glass, 2 fingers of head with great retention, murky orange pour.
Aroma of slight citrus, grapefruit, a bit of plastic? Hmm.. Hopefully the taste isn't as off..
Ok no plastic flavor.. Just a lot of herbal bitterness and some caramel malt. Nothing outstanding with this one.
Medium in body with high carbonation.

This is a decent ipa and I'm glad to try it but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Skrypt
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Beeranator
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of musicarcade
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of En29356
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of twenty5
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JohnG190
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep beautiful gold with a thick white head. Good retention and lacing. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. The palate, much like the nose, is all about fruit with notes of pepper and a solid malt backbone. Finishes dry with a hint of bitterness. Light bodied and moderately carbonated, very refreshing. Overall, if this isn't the best IPA from the SE United States, it's in the top two! Great job, Westbrook!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JMUbrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Irishace9
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 7/29/13. Thanks to Chris for this one!

Hazy orange with little suspended floaties. Intricate spindly lace around the edges of the glass. Lasting surface foam that has a creamy texture to it.

Softly sweet citrus aroma, nectarine maybe, slightly herbal.

Firm bitterness, earthy and herbal, slight citrus peel and and a vague malt sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbonation, dry aftertaste. Easy drinking. Overall a pleasant above average IPA.

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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%

India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.