1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Tap It IPA - Tap It Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Tap It IPATap It IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 256
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 03-04-2011

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Feels so good to have my jar back, especially when a new California brewery finds its way to me. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, pine sap, light leek, light menthol, and a backbone of lightly-buttered biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the sap's bitterness really shining through. The menthol and grapefruit peel combine to contribute their own brand of bland bitterness, all the while subduing the biscuit beneath their mixed will. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this is a meager, run-of-the-mill IPA that embraces the lack of balance in a negative way. We need less of these around here, not more...

Photo of tgatort
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bigdaverosales
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had the opportunity to have this both in San Luis Obispo and locally in San Jose relatively fresh.

Very good IPA. I always get a pint (or two) when I find it.

Not too hoppy, fairly balance, and incredibly smooth.

A: Very clean copper look
S: Citrus medley
T: A mesh of hop and citrus, with the alcohol creeping up along with the slight foamy finish.

Enjoy a pint every time!

Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Samaurer23
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with TopsecretWaffle. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Light gusher upon opening. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, passion-fruit, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Awesome aromas with great complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion-fruit, mango, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Decent amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, peach, passion-fruit, mango, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity of citrus/tropical hops; with a nearly balanced malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of nygannon
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gyberic
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Rau71
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of 4amepiphany
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jean-Henri
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tbone1384
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jdense
4.19/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of WizzardOfHops
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JakeMorgan13
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rand
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
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+

Photo of TastefulNudity
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of KevT
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Tap It IPA from Tap It Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.