The Bay IPA
Full Tilt Brewing

The Bay IPAThe Bay IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,839
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #35,879
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 9.24%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
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Full Tilt Brewing
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  10
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden pour with a white head that fades quickly. Nice citrusy aroma with a hint of grass. Light bodied with a mainly earthy and grassy flavor. Can also taste a touch of malty bread, pine and grapefruit.

Mar 20, 2018
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twosheds from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow with wisp of a white head.

Smells like orange citrus and mild fruity sweetness.

Starts off with a balance of light sweetness and moderate bitterness, then has a sweet citrus flavor that almost reminds of fruity candy like skittles or jolly ranchers or a juice box like ecto cooler. That sounds weird, but I mean it in a good way.

IPA's are not my favorite style, but this is one I wouldn't mind drinking again.

Jan 28, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks Nate. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some citrus, light wood, corn, earthiness, grassiness, touch of herbal and dried floral qualities. The flavor was moderately sweet with a woody/earthy bitterness embracing the backbone. Aftertaste was the dried floral to woodiness. Finish was super quick with the woodiness. The palate was obviously light bodied with a good carbonation about it. ABV felt fine. Overall, hey Nate, you sent this just to have me say online "Get off my lawn!" Yup, hope ya enjoy the Heady, ya filthy animal, haha!

Nov 26, 2017
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delta490 from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium-dark gold, almost clear with a nice thick cap of foamy white head. Great retention leaves small soapy lacing. The aroma is malt-forward but a little to sweet. The taste is much the same and there isn't of an IPA going on here. The body has a nice lighter feel to it and is pretty smooth throughout. This is a decent beer but has almost nothing reminiscent of an American IPA about it.

Oct 10, 2015
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color that frankly looks amazing. The head is a finger high and white in shade. I'm not really impressed by either the texture (rough and frothy, typical for the style) or the retention (give it about a minute, and the head's gone). Streaks of lacing do stick to the glass, though. (4)

Smell: Not very intense (perhaps as expected), but it expresses Falconer's Flight hops well. A pleasant combination of tropical fruits, grass, and even hints of fruit juice pop on the nose; only the smallest twinge of malt seems to exist in balance. I REALLY like what's here, there just needs to be a bit more of it - then again, it is 4.5%... (3.75)

Taste: It opens up with a slightly malty touch - think white bread and crackers instead of caramel or toffee. Some grassiness enters the mid-palate, with a tropical finish. It also seems borderline juicy, but it still retains a bready, beer-like flavor. Just a delicious beer using a hop I'm really starting to like. (4)

Mouthfeel: So dry, yet it starts off nicely creamy and soft. It hits the sweet spot for a session IPA: it doesn't feel insubstantial, nor does it feel overly thick. Carbonation is very gentle. (4)

Overall: I love the cause behind this, plain and simple. Now, if this sucked, it wouldn't matter one iota - not only does it not suck, it drinks like a baby OTWOA. And that pretty much makes it the best session IPA I've had since Lagunitas DayTime. 'Nuff said. (4)

3.94/5: Great cause, great hop, great beer

Mar 23, 2015
The Bay IPA from Full Tilt Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 30 ratings