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:
1,483
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
261
For Trade:
11
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into a 3floyds pint.

Westbrook's IPA is hazy, with a golden-cantaloupe hue. The sandy head is well-retained thanks to an uppity carbonation level. Spackles of lacing cling to the glass. Aroma is full of fleshy citrus--grapefruit and tangerine dominate, while a pungent pine note is also present. The malts take a backseat and add sweetened notes of honey, biscuit, and toffee.

Pine and resin dominate the flavor and add a healthy dose of lingering bitterness to the top and back of the tongue. Hoppy citrus flavors aren't quite kicked to the curb, and the malty backbone is chewy, sweet, and nutty. Alcohol makes its presence felt on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and viscous given the style, and the carbonation level could be turned up a touch. Still, this is a delicious IPA, and one I recommend.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours gold with a light haze under a 3” lacy light cream colored foam cap that takes 2 minutes to recede to ¼ its normal size.

S: Minty hop aromas with herbs and citrus. Hop aromas are medium to a little more, clean fermentation aromas, malt aromas are medium low.

T: Luscious, rich fruit flavors - Citrus, melon over light bread crumb. Layered, medium high hop flavors.

F: Medium to medium light body, medium carbonation.

O: Rich, very well developed hop flavors.

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Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a massive head that leaves a lots of lace sticking to the pint glass

Smell: Are we in a pineapple plantation or what?

Taste: Pineapple and other typical fruit, including grapefruit, mango and lemon; the malt acts as a platform upon which these tropical flavors can strutt their stuff

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: This has to be one of the top everyday IPAs on the market today; just mashes all the buttons on my book

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3/3/15 canned on date.

Grassy, resiny, lightly dank cannabis aroma, with an accompanying grapefruit and mango character. Toasted malt underlies, lightly nutty.

Flavor reveals big grassy notes throughout. The malt backbone is toasted and fairly sweet, providing contrast to the moderately bitter finish. Fruit character is more muted, and earthy and herbal hops seem to be more of the focus. The finish is a touch more bitter than I prefer, and I wish the fruity hop character were more pronounced.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is absolutely fantastic east coast style ipa, if you told me this was made in vermont, i would believe you. everyday is christmas when drlovemd87 is your pal, lucky me, he is one hell of a beer advocate! this pours very pale blonde in color, washed out a little, yeasty and resinous, light malt color, robust splashy soft white head with expert retention. it smells like something ive had from lawsons, really, the hops are that bright, mixed between tangerine zest and new spruce tree spring growth. its beautiful in the nose, but the taste is even better. just caramelized pilsener malt is a very worthy base for this, which otherwise would probably not have the fortitude to support such a resonant hopping. the label gives very little information in the hops, to my dismay, but i am sure of one thing, this is refined and calculated and dialed in a professional way that is unrivaled. its only as bitter as it needs to be, and the hop cone itself just dances on the tongue from first sniff to long after the swallow. its majestic in that way. maybe i am bored with colorado ipa, i hate to even propose such a thing, but this took me to a hoppy (happy) place i havent been in some time. medium bodied, i could drink ten of these, and would love to do that someday. everything about this refreshes me, both palate wise and spiritually. ipa is medicine, and this is the shamans share!

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Photo of DanGeo
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppin_mad
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of AdamToomey
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Great Divide snifter at around 45 degrees...allowed to warm throughout.

A - Pours a light gold; shades of amber give it depth and complexity. It looks like a nice glass of caramel. Head is minimal but lacing throughout.

S - The real highlight of this beer is the aroma. Nice and subtle grapefruit aromas give way to a sweetness from the malt. Hints of spice in the background...peppery even. As the beer warms, the sweetness from the malt starts to take over.

T - A nice balance here between the malt profile and the hop bitterness...nothing too overwhelming. That being said, also nothing exceptionally rememberable. Grapefruit and caramel malt dominate the taste profile with hints of spice...same as the nose.

M - Feels a little light in my opinion. Not sure why. The carbonation seems about right for the style but the beer seems to go straight down the hatch with little for my taste buds to remember it by. Nothing sticks here.

O - Overall, the beer is good...not great...not bad...just good. I would buy it and drink it again; however, I would know when doing so, that I was buying a solid version of the style but nothing above and beyond.

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Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Hamburgers
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Beaver13
3.12/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can, dated 2/27/14. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity candy with some resiny hops and a little garlic.

The flavor is sweet fruity candy with resiny garlic hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, kind of an odd mix of fruity candy and garlic hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Shagator
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of JonBrand
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of eddiestep
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of 77apm
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerYo
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swane
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Hoppity1
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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