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West Sixth IPA - West Sixth Brewing Company

West Sixth IPAWest Sixth IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

293 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%


Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ltjska04 on 04-03-2012)
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Wildcatz69

Kentucky

4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

While chilling at the brewery I decided to sample the IPA right off the bat from the tap. It really does not get any better.
The look is a bit darker orange than other similar beers.
The smell is straight up dank fruit and hop extravagance.
Taste is hoppy, hidden alcohol, and fruit essence.
Out in front the mouth feels tingly with carbonation that subsides after you have finished about 3/4 of the pint, and happy with the alcohol content.
Overall I may be a bit biased considering I live here in Lexington,KY. But I truly feel this is compRable to Bell's 2 hearted ale, similar look, taste, alcohol content, and possibly hops. Cannot wait to grab another growler!

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 04:52:43 | More by Wildcatz69
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West Sixth IPA on tap at the brewpub in Lexington.

Medium amber; very slight haze; durable off-white head; very good lacing.

Nicely crafted IPA, with enough malt load to keep the ample quadruple hop load from producing too much bitterness. Liked this more as I drank more -- a quality many IPAs lack.

Smooth, medium body with well-chosen carbonation.

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poured 12oz can into snifter.

A - Dirty rusty brown with a white 1.5 finger head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S - A ton of piney earthy hops backed by nice caramel malt.

T - It starts off with caramel and crystallized honey, but really builds into a massive bitter pine and earthy hop finish.

M - Slick and oily with a medium will carbonated feel.

O - Solid IPA in a can and reminds me of how many WI IPAs are brewed.

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Appearance- deep, dark golden with a wonderful head out of the can , perfectly carbonated for a pint glass.

Nose- this brew gets it right from the start. Take a whiff- Bam!! Floral notes. Citrus. Pine (my favorite). I mean it smells like you just finished with the chainsaw! Outstanding, robust, in-your-face hops. Love it.

Taste- absolutely everything is there. The archetype of what I want in an IPA: solid backbone but not sweet or overpowering malt. I assume there is some medium crystal barley but nothing too dark. Certainly no biscuit or anything that doesn't belong in a great ipa. Hops. Serious hops. I would like to know the schedule on this one but seems a great deal of early hop additions as the bitter note is prominent. Finishes with some light citrus notes and slightly zesty.

Mouthfeel- just about perfect.

Overall- I really don't know what to say other than perfect . Absolutely nailed it , West Sixth. Although I haven't tried everything, I've spent a great deal of time on IPAs since I became sold on craft beer, and this on has it all. It should hold its own against anything out there. If you're a hop head then you will crave it. Fan-freaking-tastic!

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West Sixth IPA from West Sixth Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.