Tap It APA | Tap It Brewing Co.

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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.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 03-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bcunning82
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of largadeer
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Harry's. Pale golden body topped by a finger of clingy froth. Big hop aroma that's floral and citrusy with a slight herbal note. Malt lends little more than a hint of grain. Crisp and chuggable, this is great stuff. Floral, herbal, citrusy-spicy hop flavors lead into a clean an mildly bitter finish. Very dry with negligible malt presence. Tastes like they're using a lot of classic American hops in this, such as cascade and centennial, with maybe one newer hop to give it some additional kick.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of visionaries
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of busternuggz
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
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 SerpentX
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lard_City
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting. Slight smell and taste of roses. Some nice dry bitterness. Aftertaste fades quickly. Would be good with something barbecued. Generally quite good.

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Photo of Jman01
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a small cup at a hotel in Big Sur, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2012 that I purchased at Cregor’s Market in Paso Robles, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2012. Two fingers of head in the small glass cup with lots of frothy and foamy white lacing. Lots of bubbles. Beer color was orange. Good retention all around (on top and sides).

Smelled citrus hops - lemon, tangerine and nectarine. Floral aromas as well. A bit grassy and wheaty. Best part of this beer though.

Tasted citrus hops - nectarine and tangerine, floral hops, grass, bitter finish, but overall not good as the smell. Still very good though.

Light body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.

Really enjoyed this pale ale. Would definitely have it again.

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Photo of vikinggary28
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of wooddogg922
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of quetzal013
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GeoBrewer71
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
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 erconn0r
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Liked it, good APA!

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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 McStagger
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a light transparent copper, with one and half finger of ever so off whtie head. Retention is moderate, as is lacing. Carbonation is moderate, with subdued bubbles rising to form into the head.

S: Smells of immediate tropical fruit and citrus. Mango, papaya and guava are met with notes of orange and grapefruit. These are met with more subdued notes of caramel and breadiness.

T: Tropical fruit dominates the hop profile here. There is a touch of vanilla sweetness from the malt, but this is quickly enveloped by a drying, citrus rind like characteristic.

M: Fairly still on the carbonation scale, this beer still manages to maintain a refreshing profile that borders on crisp.

O: Looks great in the glass, smells great on the nose. this beer falls somewhat flat in the taste department. While I understand it's not an IPA, I expected more flavor and body out of a beer that was rated at 6.5 abv.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a nice clean golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving behind great lacing. there is an overall hoppy aroma reminiscent of west coast ipa's - grapefruit and pine, with a sweet honey-like backbone. the flavor is very subtle hoppy bitterness, some citrus notes from the hops as well, lots of bready and sweet malt. this is a very nice light tasting pale ale. light body with medium carbonation. very refreshing.

this is a very nice pale ale, i wasn't honestly expecting much but because of that it caught me by surprise. nicely balance hoppy character with a delicious malt backbone.

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3.71 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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