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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

379 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 379
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by SmartyPints:
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SmartyPints

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Poured a darker orange hazed orange that clears up a little once it warms. Half finger cream colored head which shows poor retention. Light spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S- Light floral hop aroma in the front of the beer is overpowered at times by a caramel biscuity malt. Nothing really else in this beer. Plain and simple but it works well.

T- Nice bitter hop taste when it first hits the tip of the tounge. This gives way to a balanced caramel malt. The hops start to fade away in the middle of the beer with most of the flavor dying off by the backend.

M- Light-medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Bittering hops with light caramel malts are left on the palate. Aftetaste is a watered down alcohol with even more watered down bittering hops and caramel matls. Flavors were put together well just a little watery in the backend. No off flavors were present. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer had some good qualities to it along with some bad ones. I personally liked the ABV being lower than usual. The bitterness from the hops I enjoyed with a nice balance from the caramel malt. The downside to this beer is the fact that the finish is so watery it is not even funny. If that single thing could be corrected than this beer would be something to really seek out.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 04:34:44 | More by SmartyPints
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Leather Lips IPA from The Tap Brewing Company
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