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Irie IPA - Tighthead Brewing Company

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Irie IPAIrie IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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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.

Aroma is pungent with candied orange peel, light vegetal hop funk, and a light note of eucalyptus woven in also.

Flavors of bitter grapefruit and orange rind, some lingering orange flavors, and bready caramel malt. Dry finish. Medium bodied due to the malt content, medium carbonation levels. Clean and drinkable, though i'd guess it's pushing the high end of the abv spectrum for an IPA, maybe close to 7%. Reminds me a bit of Two Hearted with a bit more caramel malt to it.

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Poured from a 64oz growler into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to the Dood for making the trek with daddy!

A: Pours a clear, bright copper orange. Capped with one finger of off-white foam. Carbonation is quite lazy. Not much in the way of lace is left behind.

S: Grapefruit peel, bitter orange, tangerine, and lemon zest. Healthy helping of toasty malt. Heavy on the citrus with notes of pine towards the end.

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Irie IPA from Tighthead Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.