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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sacrelicio on 02-10-2011)
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

06-11-2012 23:13:12 | More by Hopstout
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-25-2014 02:00:40 | More by Dave2234
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.1%

12-05-2013 01:36:18 | More by p-wagz
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

11-23-2011 14:04:19 | More by jenray
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Anino531

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20%

06-19-2014 01:16:02 | More by Anino531
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2011 15:40:56 | More by sacrelicio
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BMos

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-26-2014 21:24:57 | More by BMos
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augustgarage

California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 04:32:53 | More by augustgarage
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 02:43:25 | More by NuclearDolphin
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trstar87

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-04-2012 00:49:24 | More by trstar87
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Danegerous123

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-12-2014 06:54:57 | More by Danegerous123
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-15-2014 01:07:03 | More by mattmarka1
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-13-2013 11:43:25 | More by mmulebarn
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-14-2012 00:42:25 | More by t0rin0
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-24-2014 02:00:50 | More by einman
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had really high hopes for this. Served at good temperature with a smallish, thick, cream colored head that soon subsided to an island and ring with a little lace. Color is a clear amber apricot with some bubble trails. Aroma is a nice caramel, hop, fruit. Flavor's not so much like nose with bitter hop and carbonic tang up front, fairly dry, and a bare hint of bacterial infection in the back. Body would be perfect but the bacteria, tang, and bitter combine to leave a less desirable experience, good carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and a bit boozy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 21:39:43 | More by drpimento
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-29-2012 05:15:38 | More by NilocRellim
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Kris450

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-22-2014 04:09:44 | More by Kris450
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2013 22:04:23 | More by DangerDawg
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-08-2014 14:01:04 | More by Mealhouse
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-30-2012 16:23:41 | More by nheinzie57
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-29-2013 22:53:35 | More by zestar
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runfoodrun

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-29-2013 00:17:34 | More by runfoodrun
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-30-2013 04:05:59 | More by MNBeer1017
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kudsak

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer. Drinkable.

Appearance: nice amber color typical slight IPA haze.
Smell: sort of a typical Belgian fruity smell
Taste: starts with a Classic Belgium taste, followed by hops of an IPA.
Mouthfeel: good not too watery.

Overall: would drink again, but wouldn't look too hard for it.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2014 22:07:19 | More by kudsak
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West Side Belgian-Style IPA from Harriet Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.