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Leather Lips IPA - The Tap Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

398 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 58
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Kelp, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

SawDog505, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Dhamma73, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ygtbsm94, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of mmurphy
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

mmurphy, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Andrew041180, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

kvgomps, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

hopley, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Omnium, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

doremite, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mdube0378, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

DerekMorgan, Dec 02, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

brochamb, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

klcallahan13, Nov 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Resuin, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Jacob007, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

DomingoOrtiz, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

harpus, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

harsley, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

scxcrunner, Aug 26, 2013
Leather Lips IPA from The Tap Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.