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Irie IPA - Tighthead Brewing Company

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Irie IPAIrie IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 134
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 44.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elginirishpunk on 11-10-2011

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
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Review from written notes.

The glass arrives with a puffy convex dome of head rising above the rim, with a deep saturated orange color to it. A ton of sudsy lacing sticks to the glass, and the head never dissipates for the duration of the glass.

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Irie IPA from Tighthead Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.