India Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by thagr81us on 01-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,477
Reviews:
248
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing coating the sides of the glass nicely. The smell had a nice spicy yet also a bitter citrus hops overpowering some light malts that maintain their sweetness in the background. The taste was mainly sweet and spicy that lead into the same aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. I would say that this was fairly sessionable with a nice sharp carbonation pounding my tongue into submission. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA well worthy of having again.

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Photo of arizcards
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint at the Westbrook Tasting Room yesterday for $5.00.

Beer was served golden with a nice white head that left some lacing behind.

Nose was light on citrus, a bit herbal.

Taste was light citrus over a pale malt base. Finish was grassy and a bit vegetal.

Mouthfeel was very good, light bodied and refreshing.

Overall the makings of a nice beer but the hop profile left that bitter weed taste that was off putting.

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Photo of VonZipper
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcpgvill
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Six pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Copper tawny hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of hops and citrus. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of McBraniel
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Little over a month old can poured into a pint glass. Pale copper, clear coloring, slim but soapy white head that laces nicely. Smell is mild by American IPS standards: dank pine, lemongrass, some cat pea, and crackery biscuit. Not a lot of layers or punch. Taste follows, with grapefruit and pine dominating the tug-o-war with the light, biscuity malt. Lasting, pithy bitterness, some melon and herbal notes. A little soapiness on the back end. Lacking any kind of sweet notes (which I, personally, like). Very crisp and sharp, almost coming off as more of an American Pilsner. Feel is nice and medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and smooth -- probably the best aspect of the beer. There's commentary on the can stressing the American hops in the beer, and that makes sense given the grapefruit rind and pine resin characteristics. But in a very crowded American IPA category, this is a highly unmemorable beer.

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dflo32
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evan
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdidds10
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from aluminum can into shaker pint; 11/28/16 stamped on the bottom.
A: Slightly cloudy, golden-orange color with impressive (> 1 inch) and persistent head. Some lacing, although less than expected given the head.
S: Fruity hops and with pine and pitted fruit (?peach) notes.
T: Zesty hoppy goodness with juniper and a grapefruit flavors predominating.
M: Light bodied with full mouthfeel and nice effervescence throughout.
O: A very enjoyable, but not overpowering version of an American IPA. Would definitely treat it as a "go to."

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good looking brew: hazy (unfiltered?) golden brew, topped by a large white head with very nice retention and lacing.

Aroma features hops well balanced with the malt backbone: grapefruit, peppery and earthy spice, brown sugar, wildflower honey, sweet white bread and biscuit.

Flavor follows: well balanced brew, with the malt providing plenty of slightly sweet base character, and the hops providing moderate bitterness and flavor accents (mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and a touch of pine).

A touch on the thicker side for a regular IPA, but very smooth and drinkable. Quite enjoyable feel.

A note on age: this batch has three months on it from canning. Obviously, this is past the ideal point for an IPA. However, it is well within a reasonable age for a beer, even an IPA; even if the hops are not quite as vibrant, given acceptable storage conditions, the beer should not be stale, and should be a reasonable representation.

Given the opportunity to review a fresher batch, I will update this entry if necessary.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - a bit of supsensions in a semi-hazy light amber body with a thin lacing all along

S - Pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, big pine, very nice

T - Nice hop bite. The bitterness is very enjoyable with grapefruit, peppercorn and pine. Floral.

M - vivid carbonation. Very nice

O - Very good IPA. A powerful classic

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Photo of csurowiec
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldedog
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow draft pour to shaker, not much head but great lacing. Nose brings a lot of caramel (butter?) along with the hops. Taste has more bitters than other hop flavors, light citrus. Average body and carbonation.

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Photo of Sam671217
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CollinaTiger
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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