West Side Belgian-Style IPA | Harriet Brewing

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West Side Belgian-Style IPAWest Side Belgian-Style IPA

Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sacrelicio on 02-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Ilafan
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tamarack Taproom in Woodbury, MN. Served in a shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a deep and fairly hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and spicy hop and yeast forward aroma with good hints of citrus and Belgian spices. Belgian yeast with spice hints of clove, peppers, funk, and coriander. Big hop presence with citrus fruit hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and mango. Piney hops along with some grassy hints. Background malt hints of caramel, cracker, and biscuit. A very solid Belgian IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, A sharp and juicy hop and spice driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and Belgian spices. Belgian yeast with notes of farmhouse funk and spice notes of clove, peppers, and coriander. Big ripe citrus hop presence with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, mango, and pineapple. Spicy notes of pine resin along with some grassy hops. Pale malt with backing notes of caramel, biscuit, and cracker. A really nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on the Belgian IPA style. Bold yet balanced combination of juicy hop and Belgian yeast flavors.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Longfellow Grill into a shaker

Nice brew, nice balance between rich bready/doughy malts, some grassy and citrus hops, and good Belgian yeast, the latter providing some nice memorable clovey and spicy character. Fairly substantial body for the abv, and nice and creamy on the mouthful. Nothing too fancy here, but I find it quite pleasant and I don't hesitate to order it when I see it around town. A significant step up from their East Side imho.

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Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephanieweir
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorite beers. A great mix of sweet and bitter.

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Photo of MNMike
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of primaldiscord
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of AlexBassBerger
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mholm815
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ImagenSeinfeld
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Kris450
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Tator320
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Mealhouse
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Anino531
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Dave2234
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kudsak
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer. Drinkable.

Appearance: nice amber color typical slight IPA haze.
Smell: sort of a typical Belgian fruity smell
Taste: starts with a Classic Belgium taste, followed by hops of an IPA.
Mouthfeel: good not too watery.

Overall: would drink again, but wouldn't look too hard for it.

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Photo of TubbyDullard
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Sirwootalot
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Sea Salt.

Pours easily with a meager, thin white head. Smells delightful, like fruit flavored bubble gum with a tinge of hops. Fruit dominates the palate as well, along with a fruity/peppery bite and plenty of balanced hop afteraroma. The mouthfeel is nothing special, and dry like most IPAs.

Overall, this is a very tasty and drinkable little brew, and I doubt this will be the only time I order one.

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Photo of Kenai4
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BMos
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of billhelm
4/5  rDev -2.9%

West Side Belgian-Style IPA from Harriet Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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