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Tap It APA | Tap It Brewing Co.

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3.65/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tap It Brewing Co.
California, United States
tapitbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Considered by many as an American strong, don’t be fooled by how easily this pale goes down. Created using a rich blend of Cascade, Centennial, Columbus and blended with a combination of domestic & imported malts for a refreshing, floral, and malty aroma topped off with a smooth, crisp taste.

It’s our brewers’ go-to after a long day working on the brewdeck.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,204
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
76
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by busternuggz:
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4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Center poured from a 12 oz bottle into an etched pint glass. Julian dated 13269 (I assume it's a Julian, even though there's an extra number on the year), so around a month old now. Bottle also says it's 6% ABV, not 6.5%. Changed their recipe?

Nice, crystal clear golden yellow color with a puffy off-white 1" head. Head settles to about 1/8", leaves a little spotty lacing.

Fruity and complex aroma. I'm getting peach, mango, pineapple, orange, a little pine sap. Very nice.

Way different taste to it, none of that tropical fruit from the nose. Crisp and dry, with bitter grapefruit zest, piney resin, some dank/cat pissy taste (Simcoe). Bitter, slightly earthy finish, refreshing. Big hop flavors but not as intense as an IPA. Nothing too original, but everything works together well.

The texture is very nice; light, soft, and clean. Compliments the dryness very well.

If we still rated drinkability I would rate it highly. I want another one as soon as I finished it.

I was not expecting a lot from this beer to be honest, but I am pleasantly surprised. Well made, well balanced, refreshing, and has character. It's a little pricey for a six-pack here (~$10) but it's a great go-to anytime beer, as long as I can find it fresh like this.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, from a rather dear six pack up here north of the 49th Parallel (I'm capitalizing because of the associated agent's more, um, agreeable pricing structures).

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky Little Shop of Horrors lace around the glass as it slowly drains off.

It smells of bready, somewhat biscuity pale and caramel malt, understated and muddled citrus rind, mildly dank, earthy pine resin, and further grassy, leafy hop notes. The taste is actually led off by the hops, yet passively - pineapple, orange, and white grapefruit citrus kind of moping about - with an equally placid crackery, grainy pale malt holding center court, about which a few toffee/caramel notes dance, along with other plain leafy, piney, and floral hops.

The carbonation is clear and present, and generally frothy in bearing, the body on the light side of medium weight, and a bit tight on the palate in its attempt at a robust smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the gritty malt and increasingly acrid hops squaring off for our drinking pleasure.

A decent enough Yankee APA, nice to try an offering from this brewery without the necessary 6 months of age on it from the Advent Calendar, around here. Fresh, hoppy, and well balanced - I'm not entirely sad that I have another five of these to dole out or down myself.

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Photo of jsanmarco
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jabo134
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of FosterJM
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

628th Review on BA
Bottle to small snifter
22oz

App- While it was a bit darker in color for an APA it just seemed a bit off putting to me. A small impish head formed and was gone quickly. A touch of lace and that was it.

Smell- You can detect from the nose its hoppy but it was a bit more than that. It was hoppy but had an underlying note I cant place but seemed a bit rough to me.

Taste- It was pretty average maybe a bit above. It had a decent amount of hop bit for an APA and was paired and balanced by some nice malts.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. A bit wet with that residual hop bitter kick to it.

Drink- Thanks to Bman1113vr for this one. It was a nice start to a big tasting and bottle share. I liked the beginning of the beer but it had an off ending. I probably wont come back to this one.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a half-pint glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Light pale gold, light head. Clear.

S: Juicy grapefruit and herbal pine. A little spicy/funky, but still very much more American than English.

T: Quite herbal. Bitter, like roots more than hops. Interesting, with a garlicky/oniony undertone. According to website: Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops. I can definitely see that. Very hop forward.

M: Crisp and refreshing.

O: Not my favourite beer perhaps, but very representative of a style. Great pale ale! Rcommended.

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Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of visionaries
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Chunky rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Tons of tiny sediment particles are suspended in the beer after the pour as well. Smell is a pretty basic with malt and citrus zest hops. Taste is of citrus zest and grapefruit with a malt backbone on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good pale ale but nothing all that special really.

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Photo of MikeDre
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of spinrsx
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skunkdrool
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

12oz bottle no date – Standard pint glass
Notes taken on 11-27-13

A: Pours a pale golden amber color with mostly clear visibility. Only a slight hop haze going on. Thick and frothy eggshell white on top with incredible stay power and some sticky ribbons of lace that hug the glass as the drink progresses. Looks nice and healthy.

S: Smells of bready pale malts with a light kiss of caramel sweetness and some underlying citrus zest. Hops reveal more as I draw in some pine and grass mixed with light pineapple and some grapefruit. All good stuff here.

T: There is a bready cracker malt base as expected for an APA but it is dry not sweet. Only a dash of caramel character in there. Hoppy and full of bright citrus-orange and grapefruit with resinous pine. There is a moderate to relatively high amount of perceived bitterness and the alcohol is completely masked in flavor. Finishes out with more of a sour orange peel note and some dusty minerals. Pretty solid Pale ale actually.

M: Moderate to low filling from the body with a nice spritzy carbonation giving a bit of a creamy consistency to the mouth feel. Moderate peppering from the bitters with a nice dryness at the finish and soft lingering effect.

D: TapIt can make a good hoppy beer I will say that. Great balance here between the malty goodness and the hops.
B+ for sure.

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Photo of bcunning82
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of quetzal013
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A: Pours a thick, big white head about 3/4 of an inch. It has a very hazy dark golden color and appears to have minimal carbonation.

S: There is a nice amount of hops and citrus that come through in the smell. There are also some fruity and floral aromas present.

T: It is quite hoppy along with some hints of malts. There is a noticeable bitter finish but it isn't overpowering.

M: It has a medium body, but feels kind of flat. There is a lingering bitterness.

O: Overall, it's quite good and a fine example of the style. And it's local so that's a bonus.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from soughtbygod (thanks man!). No bottling info. Served in a Southern Tier snifter.

Pours hazy orange hued yellow with a half finger thick off white head. Plenty of lace.

Smells of citrus hops and sweet hay.

Taste is grassy hops, some bright citrus and biscuity malt.

Light body with a sharp carbonated zing. Bitter hops linger in the finish.

I'm not an APA type guy but this had more hop character than many IPAs I've tried. I may not go seeking it out but I'd definately drink it again if offered.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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Tap It APA from Tap It Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 76 ratings