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Westy IPA | Bare Hands Brewery

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4.22/5
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44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bare Hands Brewery
Indiana, United States
barehandsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our house IPA brewed with two of the best hop varieties in the Pacific North West. A simple malt bill of American 2-row and crystal malt ride behind huge tropical, citrus, and pine hop aroma and flavor. Juicy hop flavor is followed by a crisp finish with just enough
bitterness to balance. The true
taste of freedom and adventure!!

The Westy is the best!
So drink it hella fresh!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,552
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJKSR02
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got in a 4-pack in Logansport. Good hops flavor, and a little malt to back it up -- call it a little hop bomb. Nice bitter finish that lasts a while. Perhaps compare to Hop Stoopid. Get it fresh and local.

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Photo of Flickib41
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssitron
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gspirit
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz canned 5/7/18 (20 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer pours bright golden amber with sticky off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is tangerine heavy with traces of other citrus and pine. The taste is light crystal malt layered with bitter citrus, pine and tropical fruit. The mouthfeel is a touch less than medium bodied, but not thin. Carbonation is good and the finish is dry. The malt, hops and feel on this beer work together well.
Overall, very good. Very enjoyable and well made IPA, but a bit expensive (in my world $4.50/single can).

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Photo of Denwise
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is definitely one of the best ipa's around the midwest! Maybe even the country. World? Nice west coast feel. Tropical, piney, hoppy, delicious!

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bl00
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Immediately upon cracking the can I get a whiff of tangerine. It pours a deep gold color, clear with white head that remains in a film over the beer. Nose is tangerine, pineapple, bread. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, lime, very sweet malty finish. Mouth feel is medium, lively. Overall I really dig this one! Great West coast style while showing alot of layers and balance

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Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden, with a full finger of head leaving some lacing behind. Enticing aromas that are a mix of New England citrus, primarily satsuma, and West coast resin and floral hops; I would definitely not take the "Westy" name to mean an old-school West coast IPA. The flavors are extremely well-balanced, with good complexity, oscillating between tangerines, grapefruit, floral notes, lemon meringue with graham cracker crust, pine, and malty biscuits. Pillowy softness on the palate, but with a bright finish. Very well done.

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Photo of nstallings
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Among my absolute favorites. Tops Zombie Dust and Space Dust. Love the dank citrus flavor!

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Description: Appearance is hazy and light golden with only a small amount of white head, but the lacing is still pretty sticky. Smell is melon, pine, floral and peach. The aroma isn't terribly powerful, but there is definitely some complexity. Taste is more bitter than the smell but otherwise similar and well balanced. Perhaps a bit more tropical fruit flavor. Feel is 'fluffy' for an IPA but overall it's a pretty standard 'medium' body and carbonation.

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) A nice IPA that hits all the requisite notes and is well balanced, but isn't anything over the top or amazing. It's worth trying if you get a chance but if you don't, life will go on.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnverduin
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjmccahill
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 16 fl oz can on November 25, 2017. Look is amber gold. Smell and taste is citrus, pine and juicy tropical fruit. Nice balance of hop bitterness and sweet malt. Feel is crisp.

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Photo of aasher
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grovejr20
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_Swig
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Westy IPA from Bare Hands Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 44 ratings