West Sixth IPA | West Sixth Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
West Sixth IPAWest Sixth IPA
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
623 Ratings
West Sixth IPAWest Sixth IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
westsixth.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ltjska04 on 04-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,171
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
623
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
154
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 623 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of mbratt93
3.19/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jmrybak
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Willwilliams798
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Lovely85
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of cdub0512
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Mphis
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can from ToddBeans (thanks man!). If I deciphered the code correctly this was canned 01/19/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a murky deep orange, almost brown with three fingers of pale head that fades slowly, leaving copious lace.

Aroma seems slightly off. Musky citrus, earthy pine and hints of an almost clove-like spice.

Tastes earthy and bitter. Orange rinds, lemon zest, dirty pine sap, pepper, grapefruit, mild cracker and intermittent touches of alcohol. More bitter than flavorful and while not distracting, it occurs to me that the booze is more prevalent than it should be given the abv.

Resinous, medium body with average cabonation. Strongly bitter finish of citrus peel and vague pine.

Nothing offensive here in West Sixth's IPA but it certainly isn't tuned to my preferences. At several points when I started getting a little more citrus or malt the bitter (seemingly for bitterness sake) took over before I could detect any meaningful balancing sweetness. Not bad but not one I'll likely ever purchase.

 1,029 characters

Photo of Gbrunkstl
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sam_Hope
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kbuzz
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudzud
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice slightly hazy rich darker orange hue with a good one finger head that fades to leave thin lacing and a light blanket.

S - Big lopsided aromas of malts here. Sweet and caramel, super super faint pine. I do get some earthy hops, however, they are beaten to submission by the malts here.

T - Taste is a bit better than the nose. The malts again are strong and on the sweeter/caramel side but at least there is a bitter pine bite at the finish. Nice spicy hops, which would be stellar if it was not just overpowered immensely by the malts.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice and on point for the style. Sharper carbonation and a nice lingering bitter finish.

O - Overall, this beer shows lots of potential here. Just too malt heavy for my tastes. Possibly an older can?

 845 characters

Photo of Moose88
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit too malty for my liking.

30 characters

Photo of CatzPajamas
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours from a can with a deep amber hue and a decent tan head.

Smells of sweet malt, grass, and fruits - mainly grapefruit with subtle notes of the tropics.

Flavor follows closely to the nose, with the hop flavor being more of an afterthought. Unfortunately, there is a definite bitterness that seems to overcompensate for the malt/crystal sweetness - very reminiscent of an East Coast brewery trying to brew a West Coast IPA minus the dry hops.

Finishes dry enough.

Overall, this beer is cleanly made, but the balance and recipe design are not to my taste. Too big in the wrong ways - malty and bitter. Finishes dry enough I can have a second can, but that's where it ends.

 685 characters

Photo of Coorsy
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noble12
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

West Sixth IPA from West Sixth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 623 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded 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.