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West Sixth IPA - West Sixth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 20
Gots: 48 | FT: 4
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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3/5  rDev -23.9%

JustinSparks, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour was a deep gold, tinged with amber. Moderate head. Hopping was appropriately up-front with a slight herbal character. Firm through the middle, fading toward the finish. Some crackery note in the malt. Hopping was adequate, but lacking in aromatic character - just there for the bittering. The abv at 7% was well integrated into the flavor, with no heat and just a touch of pepper.

Brent, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

HopsMatt, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

khargro2, Feb 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

dhartogs, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

jenray, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Brew33, Mar 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

kmm1793, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Alpar, Aug 09, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber, very thick and sappy looking, lots of floaties, reminds me of Heady Topper. Only a thin head but it sticks around pretty well.

Nose opens with pine, moves into orange citrus and maybe grapefruit, hints of grassy hops too, only moderate bitterness in the aroma and there's a fair amount of malt character too.

Taste is fairly bitter but not a lot of aromatic hop character, tastes like an IPA someone forgot to dry hop (or maybe it's just a little old, no dating on the cans so I can't tell). A bit of pine character, some maltiness but it's not overbearing and not too sweet. Still enough bitterness and a tame enough malt character that it doesn't have that gross cardboard flavor of really faded IPA, but also doesn't taste super fresh. Pretty decent just not that interesting.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick, nice carbonation though so drinkabity is pretty good.

6.1/10

AlexFields, Apr 29, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can from ToddBeans (thanks man!). If I deciphered the code correctly this was canned 01/19/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a murky deep orange, almost brown with three fingers of pale head that fades slowly, leaving copious lace.

Aroma seems slightly off. Musky citrus, earthy pine and hints of an almost clove-like spice.

Tastes earthy and bitter. Orange rinds, lemon zest, dirty pine sap, pepper, grapefruit, mild cracker and intermittent touches of alcohol. More bitter than flavorful and while not distracting, it occurs to me that the booze is more prevalent than it should be given the abv.

Resinous, medium body with average cabonation. Strongly bitter finish of citrus peel and vague pine.

Nothing offensive here in West Sixth's IPA but it certainly isn't tuned to my preferences. At several points when I started getting a little more citrus or malt the bitter (seemingly for bitterness sake) took over before I could detect any meaningful balancing sweetness. Not bad but not one I'll likely ever purchase.

ThickNStout, Apr 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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West Sixth IPA from West Sixth Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.