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Irie IPA - Tighthead Brewing Company

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Irie IPAIrie IPA

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87
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A malty and complex IPA which supports the generous amounts of Chinook, Centennial, and Colombus hops. American Ale Yeast ferments this beer cleanly allowing the dank hop qualities to shine through.

134.1 IBU

(Beer added by: elginirishpunk on 11-10-2011)
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blackcompg

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass at ChiliU in Libertyville, IL...

Appearance - Came with a bout a finger of eggshell head, the body is a clear light straw amber, and left some pretty decent lacing after the session.

Smell - Lots of tart citrus, grapefruit and orange peels, pale malts.

Taste - Lots of sharp and bitter citrus peels/zests/pits, especially grapefruit, orange and tangerine. There's a whiff of bready malts at the center that just ever so barely balance the powerful citrus hops, but is crushed by more hops in a moment. The finish is bittering citrus peels and piths, with a bit of piney, resiney hops, and they remain long into the finish. Alcohol is perfectly hidden, no way does this seem like 7.8% ABV...careful ;o)

Mouthfeel - lighter side of medium, carb is also medium and pretty smooth, still providing enuff of a scrub to pave the way for the bitter/drying side of the hops.Very drinkable and satisfying.

Overall - If you like your hops citrussy and bitter, then this is your huckleberry - potent and powerful citrus hops here, but barely any sweetness to balance - this is a puckering ipa, there is no mistaking the 132 IBU rating here. I personally think a bit more sweetness would go a very long way, but to each his own - overall still an excellent ipa, and extremely pleased that this is brewed about 10 minutes from my home.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2012 02:36:26 | More by blackcompg
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Irie IPA from Tighthead Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.