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 #688
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,756
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
1,567
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 10, 2023
Added:
Jan 04, 2011
Wants:
  109
Gots:
  279
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 by JiNC

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Hoppy and smooth... lots of flavor from sip to swallow. Very pleasant. Surprisingly hazy, but def not a hazy ipa.
Oct 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.93 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Jul 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.04 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 23, 2023
 
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
India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1567 ratings