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