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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

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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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Bagoosh

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-03-2012 04:57:39 | More by Bagoosh
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1627th Review on BA
Bottle to Spieglau tulip
22oz

Purchased from The grog shop for $4.99
Paired with Thanksgiving lunch, Lamb, asparagus and couscous

App- A very deep orange. A bit syrupy looking with a top fading dark to lighter orange color in the glass. A nice big and puffy 2 finger slow receding white head was there and faded to a great amount of cling and lace that held up great.

Smell- A lot of heavy cream behind this one. A good hop profile with tinges of bitter and candy caramel. Fairly sweet and citrusy with a medium booze note from the 7%.

Taste- This was a nice IPA. I still am not sure how this was so highly ranked in the world of DIPAs from CA. However, it was drinking bigger than its 7% and it held onto the creamy profile, with deep creams, orange and bitter hops. Very layered.

Mouth- A solid medium body with a medium creamy carbonation. A good amount of the candy like orange/caramel remains on the finish.

Drink- It was good and flavorful and actually had another bottle later in the weekend. Not sure how again how it was higher rated, but still flavorful and creamy. Id have it again. Like to see it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 17:19:17 | More by FosterJM
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-11-2012 01:00:38 | More by sliks96
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jmarti80


3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-01-2012 19:44:09 | More by jmarti80
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bh123

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-20-2012 23:59:01 | More by bh123
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Luddy37


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I grabbed a single bottle of this in my build your own 6 pack here in the Phoenix area at my local Total Wine. I was pleasantly surprised by the simple, yet complex beer. The color was a true gold for this beer. The smell was definitely more citrus for my senses. For a 7.0 Abv IPA, the taste of this was probably one of the best I have ever had. The beer isnt that bitter but feels smooth and finishes somewhat lightly for an IPA. Overall, good brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 03:05:41 | More by Luddy37
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-14-2012 05:00:19 | More by ralphw56
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juliusseizure

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-29-2012 01:04:28 | More by juliusseizure
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

09-01-2012 18:41:40 | More by CEDAMA
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xGreatWallx

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-10-2012 05:52:23 | More by xGreatWallx
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tizride

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-27-2012 01:25:14 | More by tizride
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bobotron

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-11-2012 21:26:59 | More by bobotron
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DovaliHops

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this at the gas station in Cambria right before the fireworks show. Pours a clear, golden amber color with a large, frothy, off-white head that takes some time to go down. Scent is quite fresh, with citrus hops and sweet caramel malt (not too much though). Nice pine aroma to this one...fresh hops. Taste is just as fresh as it smells. Citrus and tropical fruits mesh well with a tiny caramel malt backbone. A little bit of sweet honey as well. Piney, bittering hops with a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly chewy. Drinkability is high. Overall, I was really surprised by this one. Definitely the best IPA to come out of Cambria/Cayucos/Morro Bay/San Luis/Pismo thus far (from what I've tried). When you head inland toward Paso is when you get the good stuff (FW) that make those neighboring beach towns not even be able to hold a candle to it. This one is solid though for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 06:27:10 | More by DovaliHops
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a sixer of these at some corner market in Paso Robles. Poured out a dark copper color, auburn, that kind of thing. Aroma, depends on which bottle I had. The first, the usual citrus aroma and a little malty heaviness. Subsequent bottles were a mixed bag, some of the bittersweet hop transformation, malt soggy woodness.

Taste, plenty bitter, a substantial beer, every bit of 2 row used to give the beer a hefty mouthfeel. Abundant caramel. Depending on which bottle, sometimes a little sweeter. Being that I got this at a corner market, and no apparent bottle dating, who knows why the bottles were a mixed bag. Overall, the hopping seems to be of the desireable kind, cascade, citra, simcoe probably.

Good beers in a style and geographical glut. Worth trying, I dunno about going back, just would depend on what else is around, some stores, this will be the best thing on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 14:59:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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raulazzer

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-20-2012 00:21:53 | More by raulazzer
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dlbrockmiller

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this at an event during a recent trip to SLO. It poured a rich amber color with lots of carbonation and a thick head. The smell was a strong citrusy/fruity/hoppy aroma with just a light malt and caramel smell. The mouth feel was rich and full with a malty caramel start and a citrusy hop finish with just a light bitterness. This is a nice crisp refreshing IPA. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to get my hands on some more!

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 19:50:41 | More by dlbrockmiller
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, malted milk, and citrus zest. Taste is of citrus zest and herbal hops up front with a malt finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and much better than their APA I tried before.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 05:47:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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amart79

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type bottle

A - Good sized head on a nice light golden color

S - great smell, tons of hops and citrusy notes hit you right in the grill. 

T - bitter hops right up front and almost a smoky after taste 

M - just what you'd expect from an IPA. Lots of carbonation and you can feel it on your palate 

O - picked it up at a pizza joint just because it was the only non generic beer and it was great. Really good local IPA, I was impressed. 

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 21:51:14 | More by amart79
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azdback

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16oz plastic cup at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. A dark amber color, cloudy or hazy appearance. Lots of carbonation bubbles lead to a one finger head that is rocky and off white in color. Lace actually is sticking to this clear SOLO cup. Really!!

Smell is pretty citrusy and piney. Oranges, tangerines and yellow grapefruit. Some light sweet caramel malts. The nose gets a bit earthy as it warms but never overpowering the wonderful floral hop and lightly carmel malt flavor.

The taste is quite nice. I get the citrus flavors of tangerine and yellow grapefruit along with some pine resin and green hop cones. I love that they used Citra and Simcoe hops for this. As it warms the taste of the earthy pine and hop cones turns a bit to the earthy side of wheat, but not enough to sway my grade.

Mouth is, medium crisp carbonation with a long, dry bitter finish. Quite refreshing!

Overall, this is the best beer I have ever had at a sporting event hands down, especially a motor sports event. The 16oz. glass was $9 plus I tipped her a buck so this wasn't cheap to try, but worth it, to enjoy yet another great IPA from California. Not sure about the distro on this but I will be looking into it Monday. A must try!

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 06:50:58 | More by azdback
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Mverbeck21

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-06-2012 02:39:09 | More by Mverbeck21
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peacebone116

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying that this beer may be a little past its prime--I picked it up in September while visiting SLO and have had it in my chiller until today, when I have poured the 12-oz bottle into my Delirium snifter.

A: Bright amber (think the stone, not the actually auburn "amber beer" color. Nice clarity of the body with a lick of head that quickly fizzes out to form wisps in the center of the glass and fine lace at the sides.

N: Sweet caramel malt (yeah, I waited to long on this one!) and pine. I remember it having more of a floral nose when I first enjoyed this sixer on the strand fronting Morro Bay.

T/M: Not too bad for an "over the hill" IPA. The palette is mostly dominated by pine with a touch of citrus flavor, that balances well of the sweet caramel malt backing. There is a subtle bitterness on the finish that befits a good IPA, but over all it ends with a crisp and clean flavor.

Not too bad of a beer. I think that if this were around when I was at Poly, it may have been my go to sixer (instead of the never disappointing Double Barrel....when I actually had money, that is). I look forward to trying other styles from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 02:43:41 | More by peacebone116
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-03-2012 08:00:25 | More by drewone
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Nugganooch

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First enjoyed this brew several times at the 2011 SLO County Brews & Bites Fest. Stoked to pick up a sixer now.

*Notes from Christmas Day consumption
12oz with pint glass

A: Tap It IPA pours a clear deep rich caramel color with a choppy one finger khaki tan head. Each sip leaves tracks of lacing upon the glass.

S: Smell is very floral and hoppy with some nice pine accents and a sweet pale malt aroma.

T: Taste has a caramel malt sweetness overall but with a great hoppy spicing. Citrus and pine notes. Definite dry hop presence creates a nice hempy and herbal component. Taste is very similar to Green Flash West Coast IPA. Just as enjoyable. Slightly sweet but rich and tasty with some nice balance.

M: Med body with good carbonation that lends to a lighter crisp finish. Slight sleek mouth coating of hop residues and malted sugars.

D: Rich caramel malt base with a decent dose of hops makes this one for a very enjoyable drinking IPA. I will definitely be seeking this one out again.

Would recommend especially if you are a fan of GF West Coast IPA. Very similar here. Slightly diff hop usage it seems but very easy going down. A bit steep on the price point at $12.99/sixer albeit still delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 18:22:38 | More by Nugganooch
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EinWeizenbitte

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-25-2011 23:36:06 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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RonJohnson

California

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The haziness was a little disappointing but not terrible. The smell suggested a bitterness that we're come to expect with California IPAs - good pine and grass suggestions. The big surprise came in the taste. The beer was smooth and quite well balanced favoring the hops rather than the malt. Mouth feel was a little thin, but there was little, if any, astringency.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer. I could see drinking several at my local pizza parlor or barbeque.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 01:15:58 | More by RonJohnson
Tap It IPA from Tap It Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.