Tap It IPA | Tap It Brewing Co.

Tap It IPATap It IPA
BA SCORE
74.7%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 308 Ratings
Tap It IPATap It IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This first wort-hopped IPA has a harmonious explosion of hop flavor and aroma. A hazy head leads drinkers toward a beer rich in citrus and earthy flavors with a smooth and rich finish. The complex floral and citrusy tones from the Citra and Simcoe hops welcome you, while two more aromatic varietals mate perfectly with specialty malts for an unmatched aroma.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 03-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,137
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
308
Liked:
230
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.59%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Jimmys
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle mailed to me in a trade. happy to try some . no package date found. mostly piney driven, seems more simcoe than citra. a touch of sweet malt, but not much there. pretty west coast. showing minor signs of oxidation.
not bad, but would like to try a fresher sample. this one seems a little past its prime.

 311 characters

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Darker amber, but not quite brown. Mild haze. Small head but it's thick and slow to recede. Some streaks on the glass for lace.

Mostly earthy aroma with some caramelized malt. Some grapefruit rind in the background.

The taste is more caramelized malt than earthiness. The finish is bitter but not too strong (the bottle notes 72 IBUs). Long aftertaste. Full bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a pretty easy to drink IPA.

 430 characters

Photo of Jleford
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ABV 7%. Take like a double IPA

30 characters

Photo of GOBLIN
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad ipa . . . I think this may have been a tad older than a couple months. Malty aromas and flavors. Possibly just a shell of what it is supposed to be fresh.

 164 characters

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma was a bit sweet and malty, some herbal/dank hops present - some butterscotch alcohol. Medium bitterness, some decent hop bit - hard to place the hops style but more of a middle american style than West coast. Reminds me of something that might have come from Oscar Blues. Mouth feel is a bit heavy - some sticky malt is present all the way through. Middle of the road IPA IMO.

 386 characters

Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie, Solvang, CA

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has some flavors of caramel malts along with strong notes of citrusy hops, the latter of which contributes a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

 791 characters

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. My second beer from Tap It Brewing Co., acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A juicy hazed golden orange body, one finger of thin wispy frothy white head that leaves minor spotty lacing. Appears adequately carbonated. Some sediment visible in the glass. Looks good.

S - Aroma is grassy & earthy, with bready notes of sweetened caramelized malts, toffee, and candied orange. Has that earthy spicy horseradish note that I sometimes find.

T - Taste is the same: sweetened caramel malts, toffee, candied orange / orange peel, lemon zest / pith, grass, herbs. The malts are definitely the main players here, far overshadowing any hop presence. Not sticky, dank, piney, or resinous, not typical of West Coast style IPA's.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, sweet & sticky, with crisp carbonation. Medium-bodied, but easy drinking for the moderate 7.00% abv.

Overall, a caramel / toffee malt forward IPA; and the Berghoff IPA I had the other day was a better example of malt forward IPA's like this one. An average offering from Tap It Brewing, as others have said, you are sure to find something better coming out of California.

Tap It Brewing IPA -----3.5/5

 1,295 characters

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, classic, balanced, citrusy piney IPA. Cheers!

51 characters

Photo of poskok
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker color, bordering on a darker amber/auburn concoction. Aroma was a little bit of citrus and caramel malt smells.

Definitely a bitter beer. A little bit of hop flavor. Like they used 90% c hops and threw some proprietary shit in there, but not enough. Its decent enough and in a 12oz/6 pack format. Its a crowded market, but this is decent enough to pick up if youre at a corner market or whatnot. I don't see it being a choice when there are ample other choices, you're going to find something else in California that is probably better.

 553 characters

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bump8628
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daisyfching
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A lightly carbonated beer on the lighter side for an IPA with mild hops. Overall well-rounded flavors with a refreshing feel to it though not my first choice for IPAs.

 167 characters

Photo of Oidmoe
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlee922
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of raiderob
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber into pint glass.creamy foamy head that fades away leaving nice lingering lacing.Amber ish in color with citrus aromas that taste fresh and goes down nicelyā¯— Prost

 178 characters

Photo of PawG
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tap It IPA from Tap It Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74.7% out of 100 with 308 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.