India Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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:
260
For Trade:
11
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Photo of KevinOMReb
1.75/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Not an IPA fan. Hops are hoppin all over me. Too bitter.

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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2.03/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of SmashAdams
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was pretty let down by this one. It is hazy orange with noticeable sediment. The smell is sweet and bready and the taste is basically the same. Malt forward and quite ordinary. nb

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2.63/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.69/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Snazzy, green, elephant and hop addled 12 oz can. Thank you very much Jason!

Pours a light orange with a razor thin white cover that pools unevenly to the edges. Lacing is patchy.

Smells odd: soapy, sugared melon, and just faintly of vomit. There must be some ingrediental pairing that causes the slightly nauseating reaction upon me sniffer. It recalls Terrapin’s Hopsecutioner, a recollection that I’d prefer remained deep, deep in my subconscious.

Wow, this might cause cavities. Yet, I see no dentist calmly yet sternly warning me of the contents of this can. Overly sugary and sweet with a bitterness through the middle that tickles the vomitory sensation once again. It is just so odd. It may not be anything wrong with the beer, but rather a visceral reaction to something going on here.

Strangely uneven, with some sips showing promise and other just seemingly way off kilter. I’m flummoxed.

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2.77/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.78/5  rDev -31%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nice color, but loads and loads sediment (some is fine in my book but this was excessive). Smell was decent. Taste was decent. Just looking for a little less bitter and a little more hop aroma and flavor.

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Photo of FBarber
2.79/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light golden color - sightly hazy/opaque with lots and lots of floating sediment in the glass. Huge white head gushed out of the can. Head dissipates slowly leaving a pretty thick residual head with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell has an aroma of soapy dishwater and cheap floral perfume. Woof. Not seeing it.

Taste has some orange, clementine, and lemon up front before immediately going into a strong bitter vegetal flavor. Grassy bitterness with some soapy sweetness on the finish. There is a soapy almost chemical flavor to the beer.

Feel is smooth, medium bodied. Medium carbonation. About average.

Overall I'm just not seeing it - to me this is at best a slightly below average IPA. Its got an odd flavor profile going on and is just not that great compared to other IPAs on the market.

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2.81/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Generic and formulaic India Pale Ale.

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2.92/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Overall this was a disappointment when compared to the hype around westbrook. The bitterness was aggressive and there was little depth of flavor. This would be a low grade alternative to session ipas like founders all day ipa. Pretty disappointed with this one, westbrook should stick to over hyped/priced dark beers.

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Photo of maximum12
2.95/5  rDev -26.8%

Thanks to pjkelley82 for this extra that arrived in a recent box. Going gentle tonight after a looong Darkness Day eve last night. 12 oz. hop-green can, dated 9/11/14, consumed while watching the 2014 World Series.

The pour is SF Giant orange, no clarity here. Smells like sweet candied oranges. That’s it.

Westbrook IPA seems like more of a spare pale ale. Like the nose, the beer is dominated by oranges, married to a raw sugar sweetness. Mid-palate brings two or three pine needles, fleeting bitterness. Ends sweet. Moderately drinkable, as in, I’m probably going to finish it.

I’m not into balanced, nor sweet, IPAs, so this one already has two strikes on it. Just not very interesting; mediocre.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer at the Pie Factory in Florence, Alabama. It poured a hazy yellow with thin white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had hints of bitterness. The taste was bitter leaning and not overly easy to drink. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lemke412
3.04/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Can. Party Source

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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