Tap It APA - Tap It Brewing Co.
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3.86/5 rDev +5.8%
Appearance: Clear golden amber with moderate head and carbonation. Heavy lacing.
Smell: Bready malts, citrus hops, caramel, grass.
Taste: Citrus, pine, malts, and herbs.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp, with a bitter hop finish.
The Verdict: Good beer. Crisp, refreshing, and very fresh taste. Maybe it tastes so fresh because the brewery is only an hour or so away. Nicely balanced APA.
04-14-2014 19:03:13 | More by TheMarkE
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
12oz bottle, from a rather dear six pack up here north of the 49th Parallel (I'm capitalizing because of the associated agent's more, um, agreeable pricing structures).
This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky Little Shop of Horrors lace around the glass as it slowly drains off.
It smells of bready, somewhat biscuity pale and caramel malt, understated and muddled citrus rind, mildly dank, earthy pine resin, and further grassy, leafy hop notes. The taste is actually led off by the hops, yet passively - pineapple, orange, and white grapefruit citrus kind of moping about - with an equally placid crackery, grainy pale malt holding center court, about which a few toffee/caramel notes dance, along with other plain leafy, piney, and floral hops.
The carbonation is clear and present, and generally frothy in bearing, the body on the light side of medium weight, and a bit tight on the palate in its attempt at a robust smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the gritty malt and increasingly acrid hops squaring off for our drinking pleasure.
A decent enough Yankee APA, nice to try an offering from this brewery without the necessary 6 months of age on it from the Advent Calendar, around here. Fresh, hoppy, and well balanced - I'm not entirely sad that I have another five of these to dole out or down myself.
03-25-2014 05:18:12 | More by biboergosum
3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
12oz bottle no date – Standard pint glass
Notes taken on 11-27-13
A: Pours a pale golden amber color with mostly clear visibility. Only a slight hop haze going on. Thick and frothy eggshell white on top with incredible stay power and some sticky ribbons of lace that hug the glass as the drink progresses. Looks nice and healthy.
S: Smells of bready pale malts with a light kiss of caramel sweetness and some underlying citrus zest. Hops reveal more as I draw in some pine and grass mixed with light pineapple and some grapefruit. All good stuff here.
T: There is a bready cracker malt base as expected for an APA but it is dry not sweet. Only a dash of caramel character in there. Hoppy and full of bright citrus-orange and grapefruit with resinous pine. There is a moderate to relatively high amount of perceived bitterness and the alcohol is completely masked in flavor. Finishes out with more of a sour orange peel note and some dusty minerals. Pretty solid Pale ale actually.
M: Moderate to low filling from the body with a nice spritzy carbonation giving a bit of a creamy consistency to the mouth feel. Moderate peppering from the bitters with a nice dryness at the finish and soft lingering effect.
D: TapIt can make a good hoppy beer I will say that. Great balance here between the malty goodness and the hops.
B+ for sure.
12-05-2013 20:11:18 | More by Nugganooch
4.18/5 rDev +14.5%
Center poured from a 12 oz bottle into an etched pint glass. Julian dated 13269 (I assume it's a Julian, even though there's an extra number on the year), so around a month old now. Bottle also says it's 6% ABV, not 6.5%. Changed their recipe?
Nice, crystal clear golden yellow color with a puffy off-white 1" head. Head settles to about 1/8", leaves a little spotty lacing.
Fruity and complex aroma. I'm getting peach, mango, pineapple, orange, a little pine sap. Very nice.
Way different taste to it, none of that tropical fruit from the nose. Crisp and dry, with bitter grapefruit zest, piney resin, some dank/cat pissy taste (Simcoe). Bitter, slightly earthy finish, refreshing. Big hop flavors but not as intense as an IPA. Nothing too original, but everything works together well.
The texture is very nice; light, soft, and clean. Compliments the dryness very well.
If we still rated drinkability I would rate it highly. I want another one as soon as I finished it.
I was not expecting a lot from this beer to be honest, but I am pleasantly surprised. Well made, well balanced, refreshing, and has character. It's a little pricey for a six-pack here (~$10) but it's a great go-to anytime beer, as long as I can find it fresh like this.
10-19-2013 04:11:14 | More by busternuggz
3.96/5 rDev +8.5%
Served in a half-pint glass at Ale Arsenal.
A: Light pale gold, light head. Clear.
S: Juicy grapefruit and herbal pine. A little spicy/funky, but still very much more American than English.
T: Quite herbal. Bitter, like roots more than hops. Interesting, with a garlicky/oniony undertone. According to website: Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops. I can definitely see that. Very hop forward.
M: Crisp and refreshing.
O: Not my favourite beer perhaps, but very representative of a style. Great pale ale! Rcommended.
08-24-2013 03:01:38 | More by AgentMunky
Tap It APA from Tap It Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.