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Leather Lips IPA - The Tap Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

398 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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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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4/5  rDev +2%

guezarka, Aug 25, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at The Tap, the beer was served in a nonic pint. The beer is a light, clear, caramel color with a filmy, low profile, white, clingy head. Nose of light caramel backbone, with subtle resin and peppery hops notes. Flavors are malt forward, with a caramel and toffee sweetness and grapefruit tart highlights. Subtle spice and floral hops notes, too. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a tangy sweet and subtle bitter aftertaste. Clean, slick, slightly dry finish. Completely drinkable IPA, with an English lean on the style.

GarthDanielson, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

talahrama, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

timoteo833, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

BostonPhilly, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Mantooth, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

AJ01923, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BRYeleJR, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of gestyr
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pub glass

A: Pours a clear gold with 1 finger of fluffy white head that fades to a coating on top.

S: Citrusy hops with a bit of malt

T: The hops are dominant with a heavy tilt towards grapefruit. There is a malt backbone but it is subtle.

M: Light bodied and refreshing. No carbonation bite, in fact it seems lightly carbonated.

O: This truly is a delivery system for hops. Nice and bitter with the hops flavors and aroma being showcased. I would buy again.

gestyr, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

SebD, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

DMB, May 31, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker golden color, respectable clarity, smallish 2/5" head on it, white in color.

Aroma was hoppy, but not massive, usual old school c hop culprits I suspect. You can tell this is one of the recipes that has been around before the explosion of proprietary hop strains.

Good bitterness first in the taste, hefty but not palate wrecking. Solid biscuity malt that is actually a tad heavier than the color would lead you to believe. The bitterness is no doubt complimented heavily by the Nugget hop. Good usage of it. Mouthfeel is bitter, and drinks heavier than 5% would make you think.

Leans more grapefruit than pine. Bitterness really is the #1 discernable attribute of the beer, moreso per se than 'flavor' hops. Its a little nondescript and generic in that sense. Don't expect a lot of complexity or flavor and you'll be fine, its plenty drinkable if you can handle 60 ibus.

Beerandraiderfan, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

somelikehops, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

blknikon, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Tradtimbo, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Mullen2525, Apr 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

PatGreer, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

JMBSH, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dizzy242, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Remdog, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

milkbone_underwear, Feb 15, 2013
Leather Lips IPA from The Tap Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.