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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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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the release party.

The color is great, a hazy orange, nice eggshell colored head. A bit of lacing, but not much.

The smell is a little underwhelming. Faint Belgian yeast, some Cascade hops.

Taste starts OK, a nice malty, biscuity flavor with some Belgian esters. However, the hops that come after are very astringent and medicinal. Woody, bark like bitterness. Not great.

Mouthfeel is nice, fairly full.

Drinikabilty is pretty good, the astringency isn't TOO harsh.

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3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
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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3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at The Rail Station in Minneapolis.

Appearance - Fairly Unfiltered Hazy brown with a slight orange hue to it. Carbonation is fairly mild here.

Smell - There's a healthy mixture of yeasts, citrus and some minor piney hops. There's also a slight malty smell to it as well.

Taste - Citrus/Orange Flavor with a yeast/biscuit palette and malty backbone. The piney hops are pretty subdued much like the flavor, but the taste is alright.

Mouthfeel - There's some carbonation in here, and the body is fairly moderate, leaning toward a lighter body feel. It's a refreshing beer to drink, but it's not the smoothest beer in the world.

Overall - The body and mouth could use some work, it's got just the right combination of flavors to strike a balance and it comes out tasting really well. I say it's worth trying out at least once, and since this is my first beer from Harriet I can say that its a good first start!

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West Side Belgian-Style IPA from Harriet Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.