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West Side Belgian-Style IPA - Harriet Brewing

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West Side Belgian-Style IPAWest Side Belgian-Style IPA

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 116
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 19.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: sacrelicio on 02-10-2011

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 116
Reviews by Sirwootalot:
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Sea Salt.

Pours easily with a meager, thin white head. Smells delightful, like fruit flavored bubble gum with a tinge of hops. Fruit dominates the palate as well, along with a fruity/peppery bite and plenty of balanced hop afteraroma. The mouthfeel is nothing special, and dry like most IPAs.

Overall, this is a very tasty and drinkable little brew, and I doubt this will be the only time I order one.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant orange tinted amber under a 1” cream colored foam collar.
S: Unscrewing the cap releases a big dose of grassy, resiny hop aroma, banana and orange, spices.
T: Light caramel flavors, dark dried fruit, raisin, citrus, grain flavors. Light sweetness upfrontdries out on the finish.
F: Rich texture, soft on the mouth, medium to medium full body and medium carbonation to a little above.
O: A pleasantly hoppy easy to drink Belgian style IPA.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tamarack Taproom in Woodbury, MN. Served in a shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a deep and fairly hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and spicy hop and yeast forward aroma with good hints of citrus and Belgian spices. Belgian yeast with spice hints of clove, peppers, funk, and coriander. Big hop presence with citrus fruit hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and mango. Piney hops along with some grassy hints. Background malt hints of caramel, cracker, and biscuit. A very solid Belgian IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, A sharp and juicy hop and spice driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and Belgian spices. Belgian yeast with notes of farmhouse funk and spice notes of clove, peppers, and coriander. Big ripe citrus hop presence with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, mango, and pineapple. Spicy notes of pine resin along with some grassy hops. Pale malt with backing notes of caramel, biscuit, and cracker. A really nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on the Belgian IPA style. Bold yet balanced combination of juicy hop and Belgian yeast flavors.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewery - served in a Harriet tulip.

Cloudy dark orange liquid with a whispy ivory collar and smattering of surface slick. Average retention, sticky art-nouveau-like lacing.

Fresh dough-y malt, chilled wort, grassy hops, and esters in the nose.

The flavor follows the nose closely, the profile mirroring the aromas emanating from the brewery itself. Husky, grainy palate entry with citrus and pine sap from hops. Mild bitterness and light yeasty phenols throughout.

Medium-bodied, creamy and soft with average carbonation.

Tastes quite "green" as if it was not properly conditioned. Bitterness, hop presence, and yeast flavors are quite low.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at Pat's Tap. Wow, this is everything you could ask of a Belgian IPA. They've brought about as much flavor and character as you can possibly cram into an IPA. It reminds me of Furious in that sense. Of course, it's also a bit like Houblon Chouffe, for the big mix of biting herbal spice mixing with the grapefruit citrus and pine. The ABV isn't over the top, but this is a big, flavorful beer to be enjoyed.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear bronze color with a half inch of head that quickly settled to a thin film. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Belgian aroma. Spice notes from the yeast is complimented by the citrus hops.

Spice upfront in the flavor that is quickly followed by citrus hops. Bitterness is high. Pale malt gives a hint of sweetness.

Nicely carbonated even though I thought it looked flat during the pour. Body lies between light and moderate.

A solid beer from a up and coming brewery. Look forward to more of their beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10oz glass

A- Gold with a slight orange hue. Little head and no retention to be found.

S- Some tropical notes including peach and mango, followed by some Belgian funk and bready malt.

T- While the aroma was a little faint, the flavors were much more pronounced with the taste. Lot's of tropical notes with mango, peach and pineapple, followed by Belgian funk, banana and clove. There is a pleasant tartness in the background with hints of green apple.

M- Medium carbonation as well as a very crisp body. Nice amount of drinkability.

O- A very complex and unique IPA, especially in taste. I haven't really had many Belgian IPA's but have found another style that I really dig. Happy as well to stumble upon a new local Mpls brewery. Well done Harriet.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ busters

A-pours a golden light copper color with a fresh off-white head that just stuck around nicely

S- its citrus hops .belgian,yeast,some fruit and spice

T- very nice here its starts with a mix of hops and citrus tastes but is followed with nice fruits9apple and banana) a touch of clove and spice with a belgian funk

M- pure and crisp it was of medium carbonation with a touch of funk

O- a solid interpretation of style that is very drinkable and smooth love this style

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West Side Belgian-Style IPA from Harriet Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.