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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

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 291
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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Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice slightly hazy rich darker orange hue with a good one finger head that fades to leave thin lacing and a light blanket.

S - Big lopsided aromas of malts here. Sweet and caramel, super super faint pine. I do get some earthy hops, however, they are beaten to submission by the malts here.

T - Taste is a bit better than the nose. The malts again are strong and on the sweeter/caramel side but at least there is a bitter pine bite at the finish. Nice spicy hops, which would be stellar if it was not just overpowered immensely by the malts.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice and on point for the style. Sharper carbonation and a nice lingering bitter finish.

O - Overall, this beer shows lots of potential here. Just too malt heavy for my tastes. Possibly an older can?

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 03:11:22 | More by rudzud
More User Reviews:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 02:07:50 | More by chinchill
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juicebox

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-14-2014 00:49:13 | More by juicebox
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -49.1%

04-11-2014 03:09:02 | More by chrisroarshack
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-06-2014 15:02:30 | More by dataylor21
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

04-05-2014 17:25:50 | More by Ri0
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2014 21:58:27 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Chingringo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-03-2014 21:53:58 | More by Chingringo
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2014 03:03:03 | More by lupercmda
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-01-2014 18:05:03 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Oktoberfest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-30-2014 23:20:28 | More by Oktoberfest
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MikeFox

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-25-2014 15:51:14 | More by MikeFox
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-24-2014 02:23:13 | More by Viperman1316
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2014 16:40:23 | More by ToddBeans
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-16-2014 17:24:24 | More by OnryAndMean
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tmneyer

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-15-2014 20:13:33 | More by tmneyer
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GoinOnTilt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-11-2014 17:37:14 | More by GoinOnTilt
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HopHog87

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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!

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 04:04:36 | More by HopHog87
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JRankin

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-08-2014 23:37:32 | More by JRankin
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Snodman

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Rhcamp01

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-28-2014 19:33:32 | More by Rhcamp01
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2014 03:56:44 | More by lcdawg
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LCS46208

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-24-2014 18:00:02 | More by drdiesel9483
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West Sixth IPA from West Sixth Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.