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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

256 Ratings
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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

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of thedjbear
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Mcvs1507
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of seeswo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of visionaries
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of kevanb
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of Topher78
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of rainfairy
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of himynameisping
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of e30todamax
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.35/5  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.

Photo of Obsidian
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Halcyondays
2.81/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a medium white head, average head retention, some lace.

S: Fairly light, has some earthy hop and grass, but I'm really not getting much.

T: Grapefruit and grass, light hop character for the style. Some mild biscuity malt. Undercurrent of earthy hops.

M: Light-bodied, clean, fairly crisp, a bit flabby.

O: An OK starter IPA, it didn't really have more of a hop character than most pales I've had, a bit on the high side price wise as well.

Photo of quetzal013
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Beerandboards
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz to a pint glass

A - pours a semi-pale gold. Loose white head.

S - some fruity hops, kind of a little flat, nice but seems very thin. Not sure on freshness, but perhaps it's a little old?

T - malty sweetness on the front. Some pine and citrus on the hops, finishes with more caramel type malt on the end.

M - nothing great nothing bad.

O - didn't wow me. Not bad, but would be unlikely to order it in the future.

Photo of litheum94
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of McStagger
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Aggressive pour leads to two fingers fairly quickly diminishing off white head. Translucent copper color. Bright carbonation. Moderate lacing. Head is very bubbly.

S: Bright, immediate citrus. Grapefruit, orange, orange juice, orange pulp. Background of caramel malt, with a touch of woody/herbaceous pine.

T: Good intro of malt sweetness. Caramel, bit of toffee. Juicy, citric hops take over. Again, lot of orange and grapefruit pulp, touch of the rind astringency, but not much. Soapiness in the back end with an herbal, drying finish.

M: Creamy, softer mouthfeel. Very lush and full bodied, but the carbonation saves it from being flabby or overdone.

O: I think the GABF gold is excessive, but this is a very good, "basic" IPA. Would not kick out of bed.

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