India Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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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:
1,470
Reviews:
245
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
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109
Gots:
255
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Justindemino
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ScottP
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of saulgoodyo
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBAINx
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into glass

Hazy golden yellow, thin bubbles, trace lacings

Faint aroma of tropical fruits and sweetness

Hops on the middle of the tongue

Low sudsing , smooth, gentle bitterness, slight bitter aftertaste

Good beer

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Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - 12 oz can into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange (think Texas Longhorns). Nice head that fades to excellent lacing and minimal head retention.

Smell - Nice grapefruit hop bouquet, I get some bread on the nose as well.

Taste - Great bitter hops, flowery and grapefruity. Very much the American IPA. No complaints.

Feel - Smooth and crisp. The hop bitterness lingers nicely.

Overall - very solid IPA. I have had better and I have had worse, but you can't go wrong with this. Top end of the spectrum.

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Photo of crewfan1952
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKretz
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdcarone1
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Eric_Leon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charrel
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottG818
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight out of a can...drank a ton of these during my last trip to Charleston. One of my favorite IPA.

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Photo of JGam115
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good malt backbone, wet hop aroma. Amazing malt, good carbonation. Classic American IPA

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Photo of jak
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of humuloner22
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid IPA, not the best I have had but certainly not among the worst either. I am a fan of the style and this one is done very well. It has a feel and texture much like pseudosue in a way. But not exactly their either.

Look: Golden with a reddish hue, cloudy but not super hazy either.

Smell: Floral, malts, sweet some honeysuckle in there.

Taste: Floral, not really very bitter, fruity with some honeysuckle and malt notes in there. Not very bitter very well balanced.

Overall: Solid beer by Westbrook these guys apparently know what they are doing.

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India Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,470 ratings.
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