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:
1,492
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
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Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy golden orange with a pillowy creamy white head. Near perfect retention, and sheets of lacing.

S: Tons of sweet orange, ripping orange zest, orange marmalade, caramel, toasted biscuit, a bit of pineapple, papaya, grapefruit pith.

T: Shredded orange flesh and peel, bittersweet and zesty. Light cantaloupe, pineapple and mango floating throughout. Toasty and caramel malt blends with juicy hops for an orange marmalade flavor. Some lingering orange peel bitterness on the finish, with just a touch of pine as well. Finishes lightly bitter and fairly clean, but leans a bit more sweet than dry on the spectrum.

F: Medium-full bodied, smooth and rounded. Moderately carbonated, fairly slick and oily on the tongue.

O: A solid IPA. Great hop flavors. I'd prefer it a bit drier, but still solid overall.

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Photo of rangerred
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange color with 1" head that falls to spme large surface bubbles.

Smell: light citrus aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, pineapple, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some light dryness late.

Overall: a very easy to drink IPA that is very citrusy and refreshing.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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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

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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