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West Sixth IPA - West Sixth Brewing Company

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West Sixth IPAWest Sixth IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | 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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nickfl

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

11-27-2013 02:26:16 | More by nickfl
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
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
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ltjska04

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stopped by West Sixth while in Lexington to cheer on my alma mater in the Final Four. When I discovered they were open for the first time I had to stop by and pick up a growler of their namesake IPA.

Poured into a pint glass this beer is a hazy orange with huge white head and awesome lacing down the sides of the glass. The head sticks around a long time but there is no semblance of clarity. The smell is earthy at first while cold, warming up to a fruity hop experience but never blowing me away.

The taste definitely improves as it warms, releasing grapefruit and orange flavors over a balanced malt background. Not strongly bitter or over-the-top hoppy, but that's not really what I expected from a flagship IPA that will be canned. The mouthfeel is spot-on with just enough carbonation and a finish that doesn't leave lingering bitterness but hints at more flavor to come. Not a ground breaking beer but one that will satiate the need for a hoppy, flavorful canned beer in the great state of Kentucky.

Serving type: growler

04-03-2012 04:21:54 | More by ltjska04
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Kentucky

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Ohio

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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West Sixth IPA from West Sixth Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.