Scale Tipper IPA
Bosque Brewing Co.

Scale Tipper IPAScale Tipper IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #213
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,942
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.1%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
49
From:
Bosque Brewing Co.
 
New Mexico, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  6
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Scale Tipper IPAScale Tipper IPA
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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John_M from Oregon

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours an opaque golden amber with good head retention and lot's of sticky lacing all around. The nose is equally impressive, as I pick up sawdust, onion, fresh apple and underlying tropical fruit. There's a noticeable dank component as well in what smells like a pretty serious ipa. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with a long, pretty dry, noticeably bitter finish. There's some malty sweetness in the mid palate, but it's nicely balanced by the noticeable bitterness on the finish. There's some heat from alcohol as well, which surprised me given the modest 6.5% abv. It mars the beers drinkability just a bit in this otherwise very impressive IPA.

The label indicates this beer won the 2014 and 2015 NMIPA challenge, and I can see why. Very nice and impressive ipa.

Apr 05, 2020
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WesMantooth from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can. No date.

It is a slightly cloudy, burnt orange with a big soapy, egg white head. Pretty decent retention with a small amount of foam on top the entire time.

It smells a bit like berries and peach on top of mango and piney sap backdrop with a bit of dankness and caramel sweet malts.

Pretty much tastes like it smells. Some passion fruit like sweetness with a malty base that is just barely held in check with some pithy green pine and grass. A little bit of musty mango, grapefruit, peach, and some pineapple too. Fairly bitter on the finish.

A pretty drying beer. Leaves a very cotton mouth like feel. Kind of surprising for the level of bitterness. Body is maybe a touch light, and the carbonation is a touch on the lower side because it has a slightly flat feel.

Overall, a very enjoyable ipa that provides more bitterness than expected.

Apr 03, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice hazy highly carbonated and a small but thick and creamy head. A strong hoppy aroma that’s different. Hops give a unique taste that’s smooth and has a bitterness that’s different. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy like the head. Overall it’s a good brew with comparatively unique character. On draft at Bosque Brewing Las Cruces.

Mar 16, 2019
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really great beer that stands up with the trilliums and tree houses in New England where I live. Hazy and juicy looking in the glass. Nose smells like zest and candy with a taste that emphasizes hop flavor without a ton of bitterness

Apr 07, 2017
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Tommo from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery. This is great, one of the best west coast ipas ive had. Very smooth on the body, lighter malt content but very present, lower end on the bitterness spectrum. All complimented by a sweet dry hop aroma and flavor. well done

Mar 29, 2017
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid APA that was shared with me at Parish's Opus Vert release. A solid hoppy American Pale Ale with a good nose and medium hop bite on the palate. I was glad I got to try this.

May 16, 2016
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, vibrant copper-orange color with two fingers of dense near-white head and strong lacing. Powerful aroma of citrus and pine with some mango behind. Interesting taste, with almost a pine-nut thing going on up front, and some creaminess to the texture, before giving way to an orange and pine taste that follows the nose and then a dry and bitter lingering aftertaste. In addition to that quick hit of creaminess up front, there's also a prickliness to the mouthfeel. A new spin on a old-school IPA.

Mar 29, 2016
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largadeer from California

3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Majin. Pours clear pale amber with a quarter-inch of slowly dissipating foam. The nose is pleasingly tropical, juicy, and slightly plastic. There's a trace malt character to the aroma that brings out the fruitier qualities in the new-school hop bill. Smells good - aside from that cellophane, plastic character. The palate is nicely rounded, bringing plenty of juicy hop character that's balanced by a lightly sweet, gently caramelized malt backbone. Bitterness is pretty gentle here, and the finish doesn't outstay its welcome, though it does give the beer a suggestion of sweetness.

Mar 24, 2016
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bfranks from Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an amazing brew from an outstanding company. Floral, citrusy, and piney notes on the nose. Clean, smooth, substantial mouthfeel that is satisfying and delicious and finishes well. Love this one.

Dec 20, 2015
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mflamar from New York

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber. It poured a hazy orange with minimal head even with a vigorous pour. Nose was very tropical with perhaps some pine. Flavor overlaps well with the nose. More tropical, but a slight pine taste as well. Well balanced and not overly bitter. I'm glad I was recommended this beer while passing through New Mexico. Wish I could get it on the East Coast.

Oct 27, 2015
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markgugs from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tall stemmed tulip, courtesy of buyyourfreedom (thanks Antonio!)

Two things immediately stand out: one, the beer has amazing clarity despite landing on the copper/orange end of the hoppy brew spectrum, with a solid beige 2-finger head and spotty lacing. Two, the nose immediately announces its presence, chock full of bright fruit (citrus, pineapple) and slight oniony dankness. Aka, in my wheelhouse. Flavorwise, the pineapple is more pronounced, joined by bitter grapefruit and even more herbal dankness, balanced well with biscuit and toasted grains. Boom, this beer kicks ass. A winner for sure!

Oct 21, 2015
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. Pours deep golden with bright orange tint. Powerful citrusy aroma with piney notes. Taste follows with juicy citrus, pine, some floral hops in the finish. Just right amount of pale malt sweetness that carries through the sip. Mouthfeel is full, slick, oily. Wow, this brew is for real! Outstanding IPA, thanks to @Oktoberfiesta for getting this one to me.

Oct 04, 2015
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2beerdogs from California

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @hophound for this New Mexico beauty.
Pour brings forth a beautiful finger and a half of off white tightly packed foam. Smell is slightly cat pissy, (not too much to turn me off), and a bit piney. I think I'm picking up some combination of citrus, a bit of pine...maybe some grapefruit pithiness. Pretty good finish.

Oct 04, 2015
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mschantz from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled pour from 22 oz bottle approximately 3 weeks old. Pours a deep hazy orange with a slight head. Nose is dominated by orange citrus and cedar notes. Upfront the taste follows the nose with lingering bitterness. Tounge scrapping finish. All in all a very tasty solid IPA

Aug 29, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice big and hoppy IPA worth trying.

Pours a lovely clear gold with a nice white head. Big assertive honey and hoppy tones in both nose and mouth. This one is big and bold - a giant IPA in all respects with lots of honey bitter tones. However, there is a nice malt balance that makes this very drinkable and perhaps universally appealing.

Aug 09, 2015
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Beer4B from Florida

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this IPA. Plenty of pine and yet still plenty juicy with some tropical notes, possibly pineapple to me. Nice full feel and a few waves of flavors. Little bitterness in the finish which makes this very drinkable.

Jul 27, 2015
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours an amber/golden with half-inch foam, darker than expected - slightly earthy looking
S - Oh yes, this is on point. lots of citrus, and sweet juice. getting a piney, resin tone like the look
T - true to a west-coast IPA, resin and forest tree sap infused in sweet juice. Lingering bitterness, reminds you of the high IBUs
F - medium-to-full body for an IPA, thicker than average. a punch in the mouth of bitters, hopefully you are a fan of this style
O - very well done, tons of flavor, juicy yet bitter, hard to imagine until you've experienced this brew. Awesome example of a well made beer

Apr 15, 2015
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New batch on as of April 10, 2015. Different than last year's version that was higher ABV and listed as a DIPA. This brew won the National IPA championship over another New Mexico brewery, Canteen Brewery.

Body is a glowing amber and gold with near perfect transparency. A frothy pale white head sits a finger and a half thick in the stange/pint hybrid glass Bosque uses at the brewery. Sticky lacing scatters about the sides. 5

Low-key but delicious nose offers berries, a bright floral aroma and an attractive sweetness akin to a citrusy juice. 4.25

I've got to remark how clean the flavor is here. The bitterness is very low-key and it finishes clean and a tad sweet. A tad of lingering bitterness finally is noticeable as I let the beer swirl around my tongue. The malt does a remarkable job of feeling thick and medium-bodied and not over-asserting itself.

Floral flavors, berry fruit and subtle pineapple all stand out and make for a refreshingly juicy brew. A piney/spicy hop feel and carbonation mid-palate throw another dimension in the mix. A bit of citrus also emerges close to the finish. T- 4.5 M- 4.5

This is one of the more refreshing yet flavorful IPAs I've enjoyed. Bosque is giving La Cumbre a run for their money with the IPAs and helping in making ABQ a hophead mecca .

Apr 10, 2015
Scale Tipper IPA from Bosque Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 49 ratings