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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

240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JasonFromLA, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

LuauLarry, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

Halcyondays, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

quetzal013, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Beerandboards
3.4/5  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.

Beerandboards, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

litheum94, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of McStagger
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

McStagger, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JOrtt, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Beerrenda, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.49/5  rDev +16%
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.

largadeer, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

dipso123, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jesus808, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

MasterSki, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

InfernoBoss, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

kdown, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ficklenicholas, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

BBrewington, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

BeerBeast, Jan 21, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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

THANAT0PSIS, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

pmarlowe, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

HavasuDG, Jan 07, 2013
Tap It IPA from Tap It Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.