India Pale Ale
Westbrook Brewing Co.

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #776
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,955
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
1,297
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 21, 2022
Added:
Jan 04, 2011
Wants:
  112
Gots:
  280
SCORE
90
Outstanding
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: A base of pale, Munich, and Carapils malts is just enough to contain the massive hop flavor and aroma packed into this highly drinkable IPA. A blend of four American hop varieties is added four times in the kettle and twice in the fermentor for a complex and layered hop experience. Best served at 45-50˚F in a tulip or English style pint glass.

65 IBU
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Rated: 3.22 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had Westbrook's IPA poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped (apparently) canned on "12/13/21," into willi becher.

Pours hazy melon-gold with 2-finger, creamy off-white head, with good retention, leaving thick, splotchy lace down the glass. Aroma of grassy hops off pour, and then classic but sweet grapefruit, with a little resin and a little more malt joining as warms, along with sweet stone fruits and pineapple. Begins grapefruit and bitter, resinous hops, which briefly reveal mild malt body, then hop bite grows huge and overwhelming, allowing malt presence to continue but only as a nice creamy body, before finally relenting enough for some sweet stone fruits to show, with all leading into a classic bitter, resinous, grapefruit finish.

This starts like what one used to expect from the flagship IPA of every leading brewery: grapefruit and bite, but then slips in some (in 2011) avant-garde stone and tropical fruits, before the big, bitter finish. Westbrook's IPA has been around a while but still might chart the best course forward between all of the trendy IPA styles . . . .
Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by Cdips from North Carolina

May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one is sac bunt when it’s 2-2 in the bottom off the ninth and the runner goes to third with one out. It’s not Babe Ruth smashing a bomb to win it and then he smashes a hot dog, a glass of bourbon, and, well, you know what else. Westbrook just does it and they do it good.
Nov 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Oct 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheDoak from Florida

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Jun 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Shared 330 ml can, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Deep golden colour, slightly hazy. Huge white head. Very nice hoppy aroma, fruity and piney notes. Medium sweet flavour, again with distinct piney and fruity hops.
May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Dec 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.66 by jxl from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 2.32 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by TheWolf from Delaware

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy gold/orange color with moderate head. Scent is of pine and citrus. Taste is low on citrus and high on hops. Medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste dominated by hops
Mar 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Oct 18, 2019
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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
At Oh Bar, SC on 10/12/19
Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2019
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Rated by Tunaofthemall from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A really good IPA on draft in Greenville.
Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jul 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Shroom from South Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the best IPAs I’ve had when fresh. The aroma upon opening the can is unmatched!
This is not a cloudy, gas producing NEIPA; it is a full bodied west coast style with a Germanic body that satisfies. Even here in SC, this brew is a bit pricey at $11.99 for a sixer, but worth every penny for guests or when you want the best.
I’ve had this on draught at a few locations over the years and it is outstanding. I recommend pouring can into a glass to release the specialness of this beer. South Carolina’s best IPA for many years.
Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear light orange with a well retained half inch head that left spotty lacing. Smells of citrus and pine. Tastes of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine, resin and a bit of sweet malt. Medium bodied and carbonation, moderate bitterness, somewhat chewy mouth feel for an IPA.
Jun 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jun 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Samnem from Georgia

Apr 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by StrangerTides from New York

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by hburr from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by wpreynolds from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Aug 06, 2018
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1564 ratings