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West Coast IPA - Bad Tattoo Brewing

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bad Tattoo Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bumchilly25 on 08-01-2014

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 7
Photo of Gruntle
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer tastes super sweet like honey. Kind of on the sweet side for me.

Photo of Ilikebeer18
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like beer and I like this beer a lot

Photo of LampertLand
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bad Tattoo Brewing 'West Coast IPA' @ 6.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.95
A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a slightly hazy amber in the glass with a decent size off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-mild smelling PNW IPA
T-crisp taste at the start , no big wow factor , dry finish/swallow
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer , weak PNW IPA
prost LampertLand

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, the first I've seen or heard of this newish brewery from Penticton.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some attractive cobwebbed lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of crisp, biscuity caramel malt, acrid pine needles, rather underripe navel orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, a bit of hard water flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, testy generic citrus pith, an increased earthy stoniness, and more leafy, piney, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is adequate for its supportive and frothy assignments, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops taking a pass on messing around too much here. It finishes off-dry, the base caramel malt not about to go anywhere, while the various hops hem and haw, challenging each other off the mat.

A decent, well-rounded west-coast style IPA (and it is an unofficial style, so fuck y'all who form litigious thoughts around the idea), easy to drink, and agreeable in its sensible ABV. A pleasant introduction to this Okanagan brewery, who will hopefully sit nicely alongside local stalwarts Tin Whistle and Cannery.

Photo of souvenirs
3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy dark amber, smell is sweet grain and malt, maybe a little bit of tropical fruit. Pine and caramel. Feels... overly fizzy.

Photo of BigBry
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650 ml bottle, picked up in Vancouver. New brewery to me, unavailable in Alberta (so far).
Clear, copper color, tan foam. Heads fades, but never disappears, thin lace.
Aroma has lots of citrus, grapefruit hop, some caramel.
Taste was full flavored, lots of roast caramel malt not just one dimensional blast of hops. Pink grapefruit and pine tree, balanced with malt.
Average carbonation, medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink.
A good beer, looking forward to trying more from Bad Tattoo.

Photo of Ghrymm
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I have been there two times now,opening night i tried the IPA and it was somewhat lacking that
Hoppy kick. Back for the 2nd time and its the second batch of IPA aged longer.
Much better nice dark golden color a nice piney fragrance overall and good IPA very drinkable.
I will be back for more maybe a double IPA will show up! I hope.

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West Coast IPA from Bad Tattoo Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.