Tun Tavern All American IPA | Tun Tavern

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3.78 w/ 34 ratings

Brewed by:
Tun Tavern
New Jersey, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Lupe:
Photo of Lupe
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright copper in color with a thin white head that leave some trails of wispy lace.

Aroma was all citrus hops - orange peel and grapefruit. Toasted grain lies in the background.

Flavor is similar to the aroma - lots of citrus with orange peel and a grapefruit. A touch of grass is also present. Bitterness is balanced by a solid malt backbone of toasted bread. Overall a well balanced bright and fresh flavor. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness and citrus.

Smooth, crisp, and refreshing. On the lighter side of medium bodied. Excellent body while remaining refreshing. Easy drinking - a good session beer. Very nice.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A crystal clear, very deep amber/orange-ish gold body is topped by a full head of frothy off-white foam. The retention is excellent and it holds a thin creamy cap throughout the entire pint; leaving exceptional sheets of craggy lace as it goes. The nose is bright and fresh with citrusy, gently resinous, and lightly floral hops as well as some mild fruitiness over a sweetish malt. Very nice! The body is appropriately medium/full and creamy smooth with a very fine-bubbled and moderate carbonation. A rich, somewhat sweet and lightly-caramelish malt dominates the flavor; balanced by a bold bitterness (@ 50 IBU's) and accentuated by a touch of yeasty fruitiess and a good deal of piney, citrusy, and floral hop flavors. The emphasis, however, is on the interplay between sweet malt and hop flavor over bitterness; leaving it quite drinkable as the palate remains somewhat intact. The alcohol is well hidden, and it finishes dry with some lingering residual sweet malt, a touch of mild citrusy fruit, and some minty and piney hop flavor. Impressive! Full-throttle malt and hop flavor with a bitter kick and some solid alcohol to boot! Definitely worth trying!

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Photo of beerluvr
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep bronze tinted golden liquid, slight off white head. The nose is strong, with a great dose of earthy hop flowers assulting the senses over a fruity malty base. Complex hop flavors with a bittersweet maltiness...very flavor packed. A long flowery/bitter finish closes things up. A very good IPA for all us hopheads out there.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a medium amber-orange with a fluffy white head that was moderately lasting leaving a nice sticky white lacing.

S: a sweet citrus aroma, toasted malt, and dry pine.

T: For flavor there was a big clean spicy citrus flavor, some dry pine, and a big flowery hop bite to end things. Nicely hopped IPA with great dry citrusy/grapefruit hopping.

M: very smooth, nicely carbonated and crisp.

D: Really nice drinkability, nicely hopped providing a great hop bite and fade on the finish will make you want to go back for more.

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Photo of Lorianneb
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of SixpointJMH
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've sampled this one in the past and found it to be average at best. Having just sampled it again, I can say that something hs been tweaked or I've just been getting bad pours, as this is a very nice brew.

It pours a nice copper colour with a medium sized, slightly off-white head that leaves a decent amount of sticky residue on the glass.

The smell is a bit earthy, a bit sweet a bit bread lkike and very hoppy. It's basic, overall, but nice and solid.

The flavour is much like the smell in that it's your basic IPA, but it's done well. The hop flavour is not overpowering and the sweetness (both floral and some caramel flavour as well) mixes with the earth and bread flavours quite nicely. The carbonation level is spot on. This one is sometimes creamy, sometimes juicy, but always good.

I'd call this one a step up from a very basic easy drinking IPA...a nice stepping stone on the way up to the Double IPA's and the like.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber in color with a thick creamy white head. The nose has lots of citus and hops. Bitter hop taste up front followed by sweet caramel notes. These notes sweetly mellow on the tongue with hints of caramel candy. Smooth mouth with medium density. This ale layers the mouth with taste and its sweetness is balenced very well with its citrus hoppy notes. Refreshing and very drinkable!

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Photo of Yellolab2010
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jwc215
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served amber with slow, steady carbonation rising to create a thin, well-retained, creamy white head.

The smell was citrusy with a grainy, malty background.

The taste was bitter citrus - orange peel and a touch of grapefruit. A solid malt background gave it balance and a nice medium body.
Chewy hops with enough creaminess to make it smooth. It had a long, dry finish. Well-balanced for style - Hops dominate, but malt gives a nice support.

It's a nice IPA - not over-the-top - just a nice blend. Easy to drink.

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow this smells like a nice IPA. Smells fruity with some citrus. The taste is awesome with that nice hop bite that fruity citrus grapefruit like flavor coming off the hops. This could seriously be sold at stores have it be compete right up there with the most popular IPA's in my opinion. Closest beer it reminds me of is the Hopdevil from Victory but I'd actually like to say this has some more bitterness in it. The malt backs up with a nice biscuit very fresh malt taste. I can't believe Tun Tavern hasn't distributed some of their beers because this as just as good as any IPA i've had. I had a Dogfish Head 60 minute before this and this really stands up big time especially with its nice bitterness that I'd expect from an IPA. My favorite beer from Tun Tavern hands down.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewery

Probably the best beer in the house, and the only one I really had a desire to try again. Not too intense--and I like intensity in IPAs--relatively smooth, compared to straight-up IPAs. Poured a rusty amber color with a minimal white head. Aroma of light caramel malts and grassy hops. Pretty decent balance of the two in the aroma and the taste, and not much more to speak of. Ends pretty dry with some bitterness. Light-barely-medium bodied, and decent for a session, compared to the other house brews.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, mellow orange citrus. In the taste, mellow orange citrus and a nice malt to back it up, although, a bit thin and watery. A nice hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange citrus in the aftertaste. A bit thin, but nice hops and tasty.

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Photo of Gavage
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer arrived in a frosted pint glass and quite cold. The head was short, only an inch or so and it disappated quickly to surface foam. The nose was mildly hoppy and a hint of citrus. The flavor was quite nice, as the malt and strong piney bitterness were well balanced with some grapefruit tones.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp at the start and mildly dry at the finish. The bitterness lasts pleasantly on the tongue after swallowing. This is very drinkable, but it improved dramatically after it warmed a bit.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Imstillthegman
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a color somewhere between amber and copper with a nice, tight white head the left lots of lacing behind. Smell was strong and hoppy with just a touch of malts noticed. Smelled quite tasty and it didn't disappoint. Very hoppy brew...close (not quite, but close) to a 60 minute in taste. Easily the best beer I had here. Nice carbonation and almost creamy mouthfeel to it. I could have drank these all afternoon and I almost did.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foxman
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a crystal clear deep amber. A thick two fingers of head swells and ebbs in a quick cycle, leaving a frothy layer of foam to remember the head by. Snaggles of lace descend as the glass drains.

The aroma delivers a lightly toasted malt aura quickly suborned by a piney hops presence. A mellow fruitiness winds its way about, and a muted bitterness brings things to a close.

Upon sipping, the malt comes across with a hint of caramel, and promptly gives way to a hops perfume of pine and dry citrus. The grapefruit note swirls about the middle with some yeasty berry fruit traces, and the very merest hint of alcohol slips through the cracks. A dry hops bitterness comes across at the finish and lingers well until the next sip. Overall, it's blended and nicely balanced, and establishes a good, quality identity.

Just short of medium bodied, it carries the hops and malt onto the palate, and leaves it to sit a short while, coating ably before it slides away to leave a hoppy glow to linger.

In a nutshell, this beer is real nice. Simple, huh? Sure is, just like the beer itself. The balance between the elements is well crafted, and it does a fine job satisfying the palate as well as refreshing the beer-drinker within. It goes down very smooth, with nary a hard edge to be found, and the next one is every bit as good as the last, so I made damned sure there was a next one. And the growler was every bit as tasty later in the evening at home. There will be more growlers of this beer coming home with me this summer. That's an endorsement.

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Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of lccrunchy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of corby112
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark ruby/golden amber color with some lighter golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger soapy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing.

Earthy floral hop aroma with some nice citrus notes as well as some rye and caramel and biscuit malt. Subtle pine presence with some lemon and orange peel.

Medium bodied and slightly creamy with sweet citrus floral hops. Not too bitter and not as much as I would prefer. Caramel malt with some biscuit and rye provide a decent balance without taking away too much from the sweet citrus hops. Does cancel out some of the bitterness but the sweet citrus peel flavors are still prominent. Overall, a nicely balanced drinkable IPA.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass here at Tun Tavern in Atlantic City.

Appearance: a slight hazy amber body with heavy bubbles, head within the initial pour rose to just below a finger's length coming off white in color.

Smell: light floral and hops, honestly smelling it is the worst part because of the fact that the scent is so weak. You sniff and it goes away rather quickly.

Taste: Smooth piney ness to it creates an awesome bitterness to it. It is definitely more of your starter IPA maybe because my palates have developed to a certain taste.

Mouth: without a doubt it's a heavy carbonation with a hard floral stickiness to it.

Overall: pretty good beer, definitely took me by surprise. I would definitely make this a go to beer when I come back here again. Hope you all enjoy and have one on me....Salud!

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brothercannon for sharing this growler with PSYCOHOPS and myself. Poured into my Russian River shaker glass a deep, hazy amber color with a full two fingers of off white foam. Decent lacing left on the glass . Smells earthy, bready, and of fruity hops. Tastes remotely like fruit loops with an emphasis on the grains. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with maybe a notch above medium carbonation. Very drinkable and tasty. Our growler was empty in no time and we were craving more.

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Photo of BravoTwo
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Tun Tavern in AC this week....

A - Nice copper color, tending to orange with a decent head.

S - Nice piney floral hop smell, with a tint of malt

T - Good hoppy flavor on this beer, with a nice malt backbone to back it up. Not overly bitter but pretty well balanced.

M - Crisp, with a fairly biting note on the tounge. Decent carbonation.

D - Nice drinkability on this one. Nicely sessionable, could easily have a few. If you are in or going to Atlantic City, this brewpub is definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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