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Homerun APA - The Tap Brewing Company

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Homerun APAHomerun APA

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Reagan1984 on 06-27-2008

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 25
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3.57/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at The Tap, the beer was served in a nonic pint. The beer is a light, caramel coloring with a filmy, clingy surface coat of head. Nose of subtle caramel notes and floral hops, with very light, toasty notes. Flavors are roast and caramel sweet forward, with a slight bitter and cedar undertone. This beer has a malt lean to it, with a rich, slightly bitter aftertaste. Clean, smooth finish, with hints of dryness creeping in. Very drinkable brew.

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3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle thanks to Chazari99 for giving me this. Poured into Founders snifter. No bottle date.

A- Pours a slightly yellowish golden brown with a thin layer of white head that quickly recedes. Below average carbonation.

S- Honey, caramel malts, a tiny bit of pale malts, some citrus hops, but not much.

T- Mostly caramel malts, some very light citrus hops, finishes with a very caramel malt finish that lingers as an aftertaste. Nothing special going on here unless you love caramel malts.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, fairly easy to drink.

O- Nothing too impressive with this APA, if that's what it's considered. Not much going on except lots of caramel malts, which doesn't provide for a bad taste just not the taste I'm looking for at all. I wouldn't recommend trying this unless you are a huge caramel malts fan and that is what you are expecting.

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2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a six pack at Winchester Wine and Spirits a few weeks back and split with a friend.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Beer pours a hazy orange amber with some really thin head. Not much going on here.

Smell is similarly disappointing. Some moderate malt sweetness with a touch of some booze which is surprising at 6%. Not much in the nose to pull you in.

Taste is totally unbalanced. There is some piney hops and malt sweetness, but the taste is really all over the place. It's just not a good tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is also slightly off. There's not enough carbonation.

Overall, this is just an all over the place APA. Not balanced at all. It's hard to see what the brewers were trying to do with this one.

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2.32/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 12oz bottle poured into Sam Adams "Perfect Pint". Cloudy golden-wheat colour. Thin bubbly head. Visible moderate carbonation.

Smell: Very malty with a hint of hops. Pretty lacking.

Taste: Unbalanced flavours of malts and hops. Some piney-citrus in the aftertaste. Bitterness is rather harsh. The bottle advertises "...deliciously well-balanced and drinkable." I don't find this all that delicious.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, decent amount of carbonation, lots of bite - too much if you ask me.

Overall: A rather disappointing beer. Lacks big-time in smell and taste. There are definitely better APAs out there.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1.5" head which settled down quickly. Nice clear amber color. Smells of rich malt and leather. Taste is much milder, with little or no malt or hops and next to no finish. This is indeed the type of safe beer not to offend anyone at a baseball game and in that respect I guess sure it's a homerun.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nose is grapefruit hops and flavor is same - grapefruit hops - average APA. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Almost no head. Some lacing because of my 10ft pour.

Bread and some toasted caramel. I haven't used this description before but I get some Arizona/NesTea smell. A very sweetened black tea to be specific.

Sweet light malt with that same sweetened black tea taste. A hop bitterness but that is faint on flavor but large on the bitterness and lack of flavor. Finishes with the malty sweet black tea finish.

Light body, just about no carbonation, I knew I would have trouble putting this down after the second sip.

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3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub the afternoon of Night of the Funk 2010.

Pours a nice brown-caramel color with a two-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose brings some mild malt as well as some very light floral hops.

The taste goes in the same direction with some floral hops and a tad bit of citrus. There is a bit of bread dough there as well. I expected more from the taste, as there is quite a bit of bitterness in the feel, the taste just doesn't quite match up. In the end, a pretty decent brew.

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Homerun APA from The Tap Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.