70 West IPA - Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
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3.89/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
another 16oz fill nabbed at lake ronk (billed as just "west coast ipa" but has the 70 on the tap handle) earlier today...enjoyed from a snifter.
a - brew pours a transparent orange w a classic finger plus of frothy foamy ipa head from a hard pour. transparent and classic looking to style. head had nice staying power and lace is in line with big stringy clingy chunks.
s - nose sings hops. big powerful ripe fruit. not dank and not overhopped like i would expect. in fact this ipa smells fan-fricken-tastic. there are some interesting spicy almost incense like tickles on the finish of a big whiff. i didn't pick up these notes on a small sample i had at the time of the fill...this is promising.
t/m - as with most ipas that smell fantastic, the taste is a bit of a let down. here the hops take on a much more sticky dank feel and really coat your mouth. very resiny. the fruit is there, but a bit buried under the thickness of the hop. body although thick and chewy, feels a bit watered down.
o - west coast ipa is a big claim from a brewery that happens to fall fairly far east on LI (actually fairly far east for the US!)...but i have to say, this IS a west coast ipa. definitely doesn't fall along the lines of alpine or kern, but this is worth checking out for the east coast hopheads.
Serving type: growler
07-10-2014 04:24:31 | More by cosmicevan
4.24/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.
The smell featured a balmy piney hop with a touch of juicy orange.
The taste consisted of pine and citrus with a crisp caramel and lingering bitterness.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style with dry, bitter finish.
Overall a very nice hop forward IPA. Nicely made.
Serving type: on-tap
11-29-2013 18:51:21 | More by plaid75
70 West IPA from Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
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