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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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear golden amber with moderate head and carbonation. Heavy lacing.

Smell: Bready malts, citrus hops, caramel, grass.

Taste: Citrus, pine, malts, and herbs.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp, with a bitter hop finish.

The Verdict: Good beer. Crisp, refreshing, and very fresh taste. Maybe it tastes so fresh because the brewery is only an hour or so away. Nicely balanced APA.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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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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Tap It APA from Tap It Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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