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Leather Lips IPA - The Tap Brewing Company

Leather Lips IPALeather Lips IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.99%


Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
he brewing process by itself contains enough Nugget and Chinook to satisfy the most seasoned hop head. But we couldn’t leave it alone. Once fermentation is complete we add a massive hop bag to the bright tank that is bursting at the seams with whole cone Centennial for an aroma that you just can’t get any other way. High fives all around.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-05-2004)
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Reviews by Jermbrew:
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Jermbrew

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on tap @ the brewery before, but this time from a 12oz bottle. Just as good as the first time.

The frothy head sits on top of a copper colored ale. It's a good looking sight. My initial wiff turned up a scent of pine accompanied by a hint of sweet smell. The piney smell lingers throughout the duration of the drink.

Taste is great. Bitterness prevails in the end and I even detect a little honey-clove sweetness.

Due to a reasonable ABV of 5% I see no reason to "take it easy". Makes for a great all-day IPA. The brewer did an excellent job here while maintaining a lower gravity for this style.

The first gulp coated my entire mouth with a pleasant creamy layer. I dig this a lot. Ideal mouthfeel for an IPA in my opinion.

I live in Northampton,MA but go to Haverhill quite a bit, so if anyone is interested in scoring some Leatherlips drop me an e-mail.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2006 23:10:15 | More by Jermbrew
More User Reviews:
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-16-2014 01:36:44 | More by rjp217
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Alexmc2

New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour yields a small head over a straw-golden beer with some protein haze. Lacing is low to moderate with a mild citrus astringent nose. Taste is bone dry, Centennial hop presence is evident in the flavor profile. Very pleasant bitterness and no kick at all with the pleasantly low abv of 5%. Great session IPA, nice change of pace from all the huge double IPA monsters going on right now.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:06:25 | More by Alexmc2
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CraftFan5

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-11-2014 13:09:38 | More by CraftFan5
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-10-2014 04:20:47 | More by smutty33
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mattst

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-24-2014 00:50:19 | More by mattst
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-23-2014 02:14:19 | More by Kelp
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12 oz tulip glass, not sure when it was bottled. Pours a bright orange, with a one inch white sticky head that leaves behind webs of lace. Smell pine, tangerine, earthy hops, and some grapefruit. Taste matches the nose, with grapefruit being stronger than the nose led on. Body is large for its 5%, nice amount of life, a touch dry, and easy drinking. This is very nice, maybe my favorite session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 23:38:47 | More by SawDog505
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-04-2014 15:24:24 | More by Dhamma73
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-25-2014 01:16:33 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

02-20-2014 20:32:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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mmurphy

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had it at Lord Hobos on tap. Was expecting more of a hoppy bite to it but I guess with a lower ABV I should have realized it wouldn't wow me. Nice medium to dark color and a good smell. Not something I would order again at a place that has other excellent selections such as Lord Hobos. Overall it is a good session IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2014 20:52:06 | More by mmurphy
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-02-2014 18:50:47 | More by Andrew041180
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-01-2014 19:10:09 | More by kvgomps
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-23-2014 02:39:36 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-11-2014 15:35:51 | More by rorjets
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-18-2013 14:24:55 | More by hopley
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Lightly cloudy orange with one finger of off white head, not a whole lot of lacing.
S - Lots of dank pine, earthy tones, dried leaves, grapefruit, orange peel.
T - Kinda lacking in the flavor department, lots of piney bitterness and lots of grapefruit, still earthy, a little grassy.
M - Best part, this is super drinkable, sure its bitter and dry on the end, but its still a beer I could chug.
O - It goes down easy, but isnt memorable.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:18:06 | More by Omnium
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-06-2013 13:32:59 | More by doremite
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2013 18:16:40 | More by mdube0378
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-02-2013 23:50:05 | More by DerekMorgan
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brochamb

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First sip gave me an off, almost garbage smell. It opened up into an okay IPA. Not as much flavor I had hoped for but worth a try for a local beer. Nice burnt orange color with a bubbly mouth feel. Taste is moderate with some citrus flavors. I probably wouldn't buy it but would drink again if given to me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2013 01:42:07 | More by brochamb
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klcallahan13

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-18-2013 20:14:28 | More by klcallahan13
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-03-2013 16:14:46 | More by Kmlund
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Leather Lips IPA from The Tap Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.