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Tap It IPA - Tap It Brewing Co.

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Tap It IPATap It IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tap It Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 03-04-2011)
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Photo of jdense
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle, 6-pack purchased from Total Wines and More Summerlin, NV, poured into 16 oz. beeker.

Clear deep gold body, several trails of small slow rising bubbles under 1 finger white head, fairly quick dissipation with thin ring retained around edge of glass. Tropical notes in nose, guava with some casaba melon (!), a bit of restrained pine notes. The fruit and pine are more in balance tastewise with good dose of grapefruit pith bitterness. Mouthfeel a bit on the light side of medium. Needs to warm up a bit for pine and grapefruit notes to be fully enjoyed. IMHO this beer is ranked too low on BA, 2012 GABF Gold Medal winner in the most competitive category in history (200+ entries). I'd really like to try this on draft. Highly recommended for all hopheads.

jdense, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of WizzardOfHops
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

WizzardOfHops, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of JakeMorgan13
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

JakeMorgan13, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +3.4%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of rand
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

A: Copper-tan in color, forms a frothy head that leaves a good amount of sticky lacing.

S: Floral hop notes are quickly a toffee-sweet, bready aspect. Kinda smells like fresh squaw bread.

T: I notice the malt notes first, not necessarily because it lacks hops but it's got that Northwest IPA flavor-profile. Floral, tea-like hops yield a lemony undertone. Sweet, bready malt notes dominate the palate mid-sip. Alcohol is there, but not really doing much to dry the flavors toward the finish.

M: Sweet and chewy for a single IPA. Fair amount of carbonation keeps thing scrubbed between sips.

I was expecting more of a West Coast style, given the location of the brewery, but this is drinkable. Maybe West Coast startups are tired of one-upping each other in the hop-wars? I can only dream.

rand, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a conical Guinness pint last week at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours no head at all. Body colour is a textbook copper. Vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Clear. Quite appealing, if simple. Inviting, in spite of its poor head. Glowing.

Sm: Piney, lightly oily, floral. Piney hop character is dominant. Pale malts. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. It's weirdly half fresh (up front) and half muted (on the back end). Not real fruity, but seemingly balanced. A mild strength aroma.

T: Floral hops. Light piney hops. Pale malts, amber malts. Clean and crisp. Fairly balanced. I do like it in a general sense. The malts aren't married well to the hops. It has some interesting elements, but it doesn't feel cohesive and focused. Somewhat complex. Not at all subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Full bodied, yet thin - which is awkward. Decently carbonated. Unrefreshing. Suits the flavour profile decently.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. It's not bad, but I wouldn't get it again. Nicely done and all, but it's largely unimpressive. There's definite room for improvement here; I can tell the brewers are a bit green. I'll try their other offerings in due time, but this one leaves something to be desired.

C+

kojevergas, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of TastefulNudity
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

TastefulNudity, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of KevT
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Harry's Hofbrau; $5.50 for a 16 ounce pint. Very clear yellow color with a wispy head. Faint hop nose but hop flavor shines through with a clean slightly malty finish. Perhaps my expectations were too high because this beer was advertised as a 'gold medal winner' but I was underwhelmed.

KevT, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Typical IPA appearance with orangey amber color and a decent white foam. Carbonation is nice and finely bubbled. Less aromatic than many IPAs, but some fruity, piney notes. A lighter body but some malty substance.

Lots of hops with more of a fruity flavor. Mango nectar is what I keep thinking. Rather malty and quite mellow overall. Plenty bitter after a few sips and it lingers long in the aftertaste. Sweetness stays with you, too. Thoroughly drinkable, but not very interesting.

From the 22 oz bottle for five bucks at Olive Tree Market in San Diego.

mactrail, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of thedjbear
4/5  rDev +3.4%

thedjbear, May 29, 2013
Photo of Mcvs1507
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Mcvs1507, May 29, 2013
Photo of seeswo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

seeswo, May 29, 2013
Photo of heavenlyStash
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

heavenlyStash, May 24, 2013
Photo of visionaries
4/5  rDev +3.4%

visionaries, May 23, 2013
Photo of kevanb
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a clear golden copper color, touches of light amber with a finger and a half of taught white head that has moderate retention and leaves behind no lacing. The aroma is of lightly bitter pine with lots of sweet tropical fruit, citrus and caramel malt. It's inviting, but hardly the dank, dry and bitter hop bomb that west coast IPAs can be. The flavors are also quite sweet, a touch of bitter pine, but again, lots of sweet fruit, citrus and rich malt with a touch of alcohol. The body is nice, moderate carbonation but with just enough to tickle the tongue, coats the mouth nicely but finishes rather sweetly and lacks any dry kick.

Verdict: A decent IPA from Tap It, quite sweet and not nearly as dank as I'd like it to be. It's hard to see this beer winning a Gold Medal above many of the stellar west coast IPAs that come from the same part of California, but kudos to Tap It for the accolades, this one just isn't up my alley.

kevanb, May 16, 2013
Photo of Topher78
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Topher78, May 15, 2013
Photo of rainfairy
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

rainfairy, May 14, 2013
Photo of himynameisping
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

himynameisping, May 12, 2013
Photo of e30todamax
4/5  rDev +3.4%

e30todamax, May 05, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jpaulsen, May 01, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

MinorThreat, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +3.4%

pkalix, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, SubpoenaDeuces!

Mildly hazed dark orange. Large off-white head. Stripes of thick lacing left down the glass--a sticky IPA. Pretty and appropriate.

Sweet, candied oranges in the aroma. Caramel complements and just a hint of alcohol. Fairly average, I suppose, at least when compared to Southern California's usually upper echelon of hop bombs.

Sweet candied orange flesh, caramel and bready malts, moderate bitterness, and incredible drinkability.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Good, but a sweeter IPA compared to other SoCal gems.

ehammond1, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Obsidian
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Obsidian, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 12, 2013
Tap It IPA from Tap It Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.