India Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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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

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#3,154
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
1,516
pDev:
8.64%
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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Proper, correct and masterful, the Westbrook Brewing Company splashes the Carolina beer scene with a no frills IPA that's simply done right.

And just as standard as its taste, Westbrook's IPA name follows suit. The classic scent of pink grapefruit and pine create a bold perfume with and undercurrent of caramel and nuttiness. And those caramelized malts and their nutty, slightly savory, toasted character lays on the early palate with the heartiness of dry graham cracker.

Sweetness drifts away quickly and leaves behind the more toasty and nutty remnants in support of the growing hops that swiftly overtake the middle palate. Pink grapefruit adds a bright and zesty taste that fuses into a taste of orange peel and then a slight nod toward apricot. As the hops develop into a bitter late palate fueled with pine sap, citrus peels and a sharp grassiness.

Medium light on the palate, the beer's more savory malts keep it from "west coast" dryness, but its lingering malt influence provides balance against the sharper edges of hops. A firm and peppery grip on the throat comes with a mild vodka heat before trailing long and lean with a taste and texture of muddled pine needles.

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Photo of TheEpeeist
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giangio
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours golden and with a fairly big and persistent head. The aroma is mild but with notes of pine and resin. Lots of nice supporting malt sweetness and a nice lingering piney bitterness.

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3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with a ton of larger dots of sediment in suspension, fluffy two fingers worth of foam that slowly settles to a thin cap, trails a few thin rings of lace down the glass. Smell: lemon rind and pine upfront, moderately floral, with dried apricot, orange marmalade, and a little wholegrain biscuit playing backup. Taste: orange and lemon peel, astringent pine; fades into apricot, more citrus rind, herbal and grassy bitterness. Medium-plus bodied, creamy carbonation... a little overly sweet, but the bitterness shines through at the end. Decent C-hop IPA. 3-4 week old can.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light orange with fine, soapy foam.

Smell is piney and citrusy with some sweet malt in the back.

Taste is very balanced, with a solid malt base carrying a nice floral hop bite together with a bunch of pine.

Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Well carbonated.

Overall, a very balanced IPA, everything just works well togehther.

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Photo of IRAhopbomb
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of -steve-
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bumatnet
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmsfish
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RAZERSHARP80
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pour beer on a Spiegelau IPA Beer Glass. Very nice cloudy haze yellowish/orange color. Could see some some goodness on the cloudy haze. Nice hop smell and a white head foam about 2 inches high buy slowly went away to a white ring around the top of the glass. Take a sip and nice likely bitterness taste and wow goodness very good IPA beer. I have many good to wow IPA beers and I personally rate this beer an 8 out of 10. Definitely a good IPA to pair with red meats.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCHritz
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy in color, hoppy in nose and taste. This is a legit IPA that has an above average flavor. Smooth and drinkable with very little kick of the AbV. Get it and drink it!

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Photo of Beejay
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: A hazy yellow in color, with a white head.

S: Fairly malty smelling at first. Malt with some straw or hay, and a touch of herbal hops, with a hint of citrus.

T: More malt with straw flavor, and light bitterness with some herbal, and pine flavors with a touch of grapefruit. .

M: Medium in body, carbonation is moderate to high with a little bit of a bitter cling.

O: Overall I was expecting a little bit more. Not bad, but not full of the hop flavor I was looking for.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,516 ratings