India Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 1,496 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,693
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
1,496
Liked:
1,337
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
8.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
265
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,496 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a dash of haze and a strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy ivory foam; quite attractive.

Smell: fruity, tangy hop character atop a toasty malt base. Very fresh and enticing.

Taste: sweetish, toasty malt with a lightly fruity, lightly green hop character. Good, but on the toasty side for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess for an IPA.

Overall: a well-built and very drinkable IPA. Maybe the malt base isn't 100% to my taste, but otherwise it's a very good beer.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Bought on a recent trip to upstate New York, do not get Westbrook in my state. Can bottom dated 2/5/15, so this could be very old.

a: Hazy orange with a half finger thick white head which receded to wispy surface foam and a few spots of lacing.

s: Moderate strength pine and citrus.

t: Follows the nose over a medium bready malt base, moderate bitterness on a dry finish.

m: Medium, perfect body for an IPA, good carbonation tingle.

o: An outstanding IPA, on the higher side of IBUs for a single, enjoyably sippable. If I could get this regularly at a good price, it would be a go-to.

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Photo of DraftDaddy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ScottieD
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 30helens
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrblonde37
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ricoslim
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A mingling of bitter grapefruit and pine upfront with a finish of caramel and tea leaf malts. Piney, tinny and bitter on the palate it drinks with a a touch of harshness.

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Photo of dgilks
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Reds76
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of von_kaiser
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickyDee21
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pnelting
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DanGeo
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerds
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great color but almost no head. Nice smell and very fruity, smooth finish. Won't be the last time I have it.

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 1,496 ratings
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