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:
261
For Trade:
11
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Photo of CharlesStenner
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of adamgnoth
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - a constant yellow/red hybrid. You pour the beer and immediately wonder how much the malt will show through on the taste as you see the red tinge.

Smell - piney, resinous, freshly laid carpet

taste - a bitter hop assault on the back sides of your tongue. A light bready sensation from the obvious caramel malts

feel - well carbonated with a lot of bubbles tickling your tongue

overall - this was more malty than I expected. I will buy this beer anytime I see it as long as it's fresh. The date is printed on the bottom of the can. I won't be as excited next time knowing it is heavier malt than a super hop head like myself likes.

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

Photo of tjmiller718
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SRBush1974
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours an opaque orange with 2 fingers of head.
S - Aroma is a very nice mango / citrus.
T - Flavor is muted grapefruit and malt. A little bitterness on finish.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Very drinkable. A good but not great IPA.

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Photo of bendukes86
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the best ipa's I've ever had.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One week old from the can
L: beautiful orange/Amber color
S; not much of a nose
T: light body, juicy
F: bitter finish, took away a bit from the experience
O: very fresh, enjoyable

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Photo of Tank880
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexrusso
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Volsdawg10
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wvsabbath
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of agreenman19
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - gorgeous hazy orange. Tree House would be proud! Blood orange juice.

S - rich fruity malts. Reminds me of DFH. Earthy and piney with an underlying sweetness.

T - a little let down! The nose promised so much flavor, but it somehow feels... empty. Still, heavy-duty malt backbone with some lightly floral notes occasionally peeking through.

F - thinner than expected, much like the flavor. Head feels nice on the lips. Low, seeping carbonation with sharp prickles.

O - much more enjoyable to look at and smell, which unfortunately is the least enjoyable part of beer!

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Photo of gopens44
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This mega frothy head beer is a nice turbid murky orange that would make any Vermonters either proud or jealous. Lacing is generous and sticky as well.

Very vibrant tropical and earthy nose that rounds out with a little caramel sweetness.

Taste is immediately bitter with some mango, hints of grapefruit, a smattering of something floral and an earthy finish. The sweetness in the nose only plays in long enough to offer balance but leaves behind only a ghost of honey but nothing cloying in an otherwise bitter aftertaste. Overall body is just think enough to be refreshing but still pretty solid. Very nice beer indeed.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NatSmith
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo during the recent edition of GABER. Cheers guys!

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 60

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, slightly creamy white head with good retention. Opaque gamboge orange with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to full wisp and clings to the top of the glass. A swirly wisp remains until the end leaving some light dots of lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Pale and caramel malts, some honeydew melon, peaches, pine and lots of grapefruit on the nose. Grapefruit and grapefruit.

TASTE: Pale malts and grapefruit up front. Big finish with more grapefruit, lemon, citrus and grassy hop flavors. Some decent hop bitterness lingers long after the swallow as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Some light bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. Not a whole pile of complexity here, but there's lots of bold, in-you-face grapefruit flavors and bitterness. Really dominant there. Definitely a grapefruit bomb, but that's just my bag, so I greatly enjoyed the two cans I brought back with me and will gladly get more next year. Highly recommended if you see it.

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Photo of BeeHoppy860
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnsley
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCarson410
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,483 ratings.
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