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Tap It APA - Tap It Brewing Co.

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83
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tap It Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 03-04-2011)
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

leprechaunandfatman, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a nice clean golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving behind great lacing. there is an overall hoppy aroma reminiscent of west coast ipa's - grapefruit and pine, with a sweet honey-like backbone. the flavor is very subtle hoppy bitterness, some citrus notes from the hops as well, lots of bready and sweet malt. this is a very nice light tasting pale ale. light body with medium carbonation. very refreshing.

this is a very nice pale ale, i wasn't honestly expecting much but because of that it caught me by surprise. nicely balance hoppy character with a delicious malt backbone.

facundoCNB, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ralphw56, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

seeswo, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

heavenlyStash, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

visionaries, May 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Topher78, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

pkalix, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

LuauLarry, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

t0rin0, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

quetzal013, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of McStagger
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a light transparent copper, with one and half finger of ever so off whtie head. Retention is moderate, as is lacing. Carbonation is moderate, with subdued bubbles rising to form into the head.

S: Smells of immediate tropical fruit and citrus. Mango, papaya and guava are met with notes of orange and grapefruit. These are met with more subdued notes of caramel and breadiness.

T: Tropical fruit dominates the hop profile here. There is a touch of vanilla sweetness from the malt, but this is quickly enveloped by a drying, citrus rind like characteristic.

M: Fairly still on the carbonation scale, this beer still manages to maintain a refreshing profile that borders on crisp.

O: Looks great in the glass, smells great on the nose. this beer falls somewhat flat in the taste department. While I understand it's not an IPA, I expected more flavor and body out of a beer that was rated at 6.5 abv.

McStagger, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Harry's. Pale golden body topped by a finger of clingy froth. Big hop aroma that's floral and citrusy with a slight herbal note. Malt lends little more than a hint of grain. Crisp and chuggable, this is great stuff. Floral, herbal, citrusy-spicy hop flavors lead into a clean an mildly bitter finish. Very dry with negligible malt presence. Tastes like they're using a lot of classic American hops in this, such as cascade and centennial, with maybe one newer hop to give it some additional kick.

largadeer, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MacHeadBeer, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

sloelco, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from soughtbygod (thanks man!). No bottling info. Served in a Southern Tier snifter.

Pours hazy orange hued yellow with a half finger thick off white head. Plenty of lace.

Smells of citrus hops and sweet hay.

Taste is grassy hops, some bright citrus and biscuity malt.

Light body with a sharp carbonated zing. Bitter hops linger in the finish.

I'm not an APA type guy but this had more hop character than many IPAs I've tried. I may not go seeking it out but I'd definately drink it again if offered.

ThickNStout, Oct 31, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a small cup at a hotel in Big Sur, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2012 that I purchased at Cregor’s Market in Paso Robles, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2012. Two fingers of head in the small glass cup with lots of frothy and foamy white lacing. Lots of bubbles. Beer color was orange. Good retention all around (on top and sides).

Smelled citrus hops - lemon, tangerine and nectarine. Floral aromas as well. A bit grassy and wheaty. Best part of this beer though.

Tasted citrus hops - nectarine and tangerine, floral hops, grass, bitter finish, but overall not good as the smell. Still very good though.

Light body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.

Really enjoyed this pale ale. Would definitely have it again.

BucannonXC5, Aug 15, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another pale ale. But I've never tasted this one. Coming out of the 22 oucne bottle, on to the beer:

Toasted orange colored with yellow hues. Visible bubbles rise through the beer, many particles of sediment floating in the body upon closer inspection. Solid head retention and a few strings of lace. It's typical pale ale aroma here; bring out the grapefruit and raw leaves.

Bitter grapefruit hits first. Lyche, pine sap, tea leaves follow. Very "old school" American, not the clean version that I tend to really love. It's medium bodied and snappy, leaving a slightly bitter and citrusy aftertaste.

Not as balanced nor clean as I expected. I prefer Figueroa Mountain as my "new discovery", but Tap It APA isn't a bad option.

DoubleJ, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

bobotron, Jul 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

JohnLynch, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of BeerManDan
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The best review I will give this ale is the appearance. The smell and taste was bitter, bitter and bitter. The color was yellow with an orange hue. Also, I had it on-tap and I couldn't tell the difference between this APA or IPA. The flavor was a bitter weak pine flavor. Blah! I will never purchase this ale again.

BeerManDan, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Jun 11, 2012
Tap It APA from Tap It Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.