Tap It IPA - Tap It Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fresh keg on tap at Harry's Hofbrau. Brilliantly clear golden amber with a clingy white head. Big bright citrus hop nose with some bready malt buried beneath. Floral aromas meet pineapple and grapefruit. Gentle bready malts hit the tongue first, followed by floral hop notes, grapefruit, pineapple. Nice medium-light body with gentle bitterness in the finish. This is quite good. Maybe not quite world class, but very well balanced and drinkable with some great flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2013 06:29:17 | More by largadeer
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to SubpoenaDeuces for this one. Served in my Jack's Abby pint glass. No obvious freshness date, but I'm pretty sure this was bottled recently.
A - Big white foam settles to a thick cap, splotchy lacework. Transparent dark golden body.
S - Big mix of tropical fruits and citrus, with ripe grapefruit most preeminent. Toasted biscuit and light caramel malt backdrop. Fairly balanced for the West Coast, but still decidedly hop-forward.
T - The taste is similar, with tropical fruits, juicy citrus, and lightly sugary malts at the forefront. Perhaps a touch of earthy and zesty hops. Bitterness is moderate but sufficiently restrained.
M - Upper moderate carbonation supports a creamy medium body. Some residual oily hops linger on the palate following the dry finish.
D - It's a solid IPA. I can think of many better ones, but I can think of a lot more inferior ones. I'm a tad surprised this won a Gold Medal, but I suppose if you're looking for a textbook example of the style this would be a good choice. I crushed the 12oz bottle pretty quickly.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 04:53:00 | More by MasterSki
4.13/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tap It IPA
Appearance: Two fingers of bone white head sit atop a very vigorously carbonated, crystal clear golden orange color. The head is pillowy and sudsy but leaves little lacing behind and minimal alcohol legs; thankfully, the retention is amazing. This is a pretty average looking IPA, with nothing that one will not find in any other quality offering from any other brewery.
Aroma: Pungent citus hop aromas in the form of grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and pineapple. There is lots of rind bitterness as well, and fantastic piney bitterness. There is a very clean malt bill backing up the hoppy star of the show, but it really is not very strong. More complexity would be great, but what is here is good.
Taste: Fantastic fruitiness in the vein of the aroma, and with a surprisingly sweet, mango-like edge, likely from the superb blending of the bready and caramel malts with the in-your-face tropical hoppiness. There is a bit of a yeastiness in the aftertaste, along with clear, pleasant astringency. This is a superb example of an IPA’s idea taste profile, and is a bit more complex with the malts than the smell would lead one to believe.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel starts off a bit thin, but it works relatively well with the plentiful carbonation to create a refreshing drink. The hops create astringency, as mentioned previously, and the whole beverage is quite dry in all senses of the word. It is nothing special, and a bit more thickness and stickiness would be preferable, but it works well with the taste.
Overall: This is a pretty basic IPA that succeeds through execution rather than flashiness, over-hopping, or imbalanced malty sweetness. I am not sure Tap It deserved to win any awards at the GABF, but it is definitely a solid beverage through and through. I would drink it again, but I would not actively seek it out. It would be nice to have on a hot sunny day rather than mid-winter in Wisconsin. If you are local to San Luis Obispo, support these guys; they probably have a great beer in them somewhere. 16/20
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2013 03:04:29 | More by THANAT0PSIS
3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Famous Pizza in Sedona.
A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Hops are assertive, composed of well-defined grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit attributes. Otherwise clean with little evidence of malt in the smell.
T: Begins almost dry, with mild herbaceous and grapefruit citrus hop aromatics, as well as restrained pale malt. Carbonic acidity is moderate into the middle where flavors become more dry, finding balance between hops, malt, and a honey quality. Malt becomes very toasty in the finish, alongside accumulating moderate bitterness.
M: Medium viscosity, sticky/rubbery on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This is a well-crafted IPA that puts balance and drinkability ahead of a relatable gimmick. The smell exceeds the flavor in terms of hops intensity, while the texture has a tactile grip to it that is hard to describe--but not off-putting.
Serving type: on-tap
12-30-2012 17:09:47 | More by beagle75
3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
a: nice copper colored body. an inch of off white head settles to a thin ring leaving some spotty lacing.
s: caramel malts are the first thing that i notice. some hops in the background.
t: reminds me of a hopped up cream ale, thinkin davey jones locker from heavy seas. very malt forward yet balanced. some caramel and hops again.
m: seems kinda thin up front and turns creamy before the bitter finish. slight oil presence to it. finishes clean leaving a lively/ prickly feeling on the tongue.
o: happy to of had the opportunity to try this beer, but when it comes to west coast ipa's, this one falls a little short, not saying it's not enjoyable, cause it is. it's just when you rate it against the others this is just average at best.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 21:43:03 | More by match1112
Tap It IPA from Tap It Brewing Co.
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