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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
Ranking:
#32,885
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
77
pDev:
11.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Ragged Point Inn and Resort, Ragged Point, CA

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of sweet caramel malts and notes of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts along with notes of citrusy hops, the latter of which contributes a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little maltier compared to most APAs these days, but has a nice amount of crispness on the mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
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 DoubleJ
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another pale ale. But I've never tasted this one. Coming out of the 22 oucne bottle, on to the beer:

Toasted orange colored with yellow hues. Visible bubbles rise through the beer, many particles of sediment floating in the body upon closer inspection. Solid head retention and a few strings of lace. It's typical pale ale aroma here; bring out the grapefruit and raw leaves.

Bitter grapefruit hits first. Lyche, pine sap, tea leaves follow. Very "old school" American, not the clean version that I tend to really love. It's medium bodied and snappy, leaving a slightly bitter and citrusy aftertaste.

Not as balanced nor clean as I expected. I prefer Figueroa Mountain as my "new discovery", but Tap It APA isn't a bad option.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber colored beer with a strong orange colored tinge to it. Good sized white head.

Smell is sweet and floral with a soapy aroma. Strong caramel with mild pine and grapefruit rind.

Starts out mild and slightly sweet with a medium bitterness level. Caramel and not much else, bitterness is substantial. Just not a lot of subtle flavor here, this is just beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

An OK beer from a local brewer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of skaboom420
2.12/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. My first beer from this brewery; acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My label is a bit different than the beer pictured, and lists this as Tap It Brewing Co. Pale Ale, 'American Pale Ale' on the side, with a 6.00% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Bottle gushes a tad upon opening, but pours normal - yields a good golden orange body with lots of sediment and one finger of wispy white head. Head is foamy and leaves fat fluffy lacing behind. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma is dry, biscuity, bready, with notes of earthiness, grass, hay from the hops. A light but pleasant and traditional pale ale aroma. Malty above all else, with a bit of earthy yeast content.

T - Taste is the same: bready, biscuity, malty. Dry notes of earthy, herbal, grassy hops. Notes of bread, caramel, toast, lemons, and citrus. It turned out to be a pretty nice, classical interpretation of the style.

M - Feel is smooth & crisp. Bready, dry, grassy finish. Good carbonation, medium-bodied, and easy-drinking.

Overall, a decent example of the style. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

Tap It Brewing Co. Pale Ale -----3.5/5

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4.04/5  rDev +11%
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 FosterJM
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
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 aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Tap It APA from Tap It Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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