Leather Lips IPA | The Tap Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
410 Ratings
Leather Lips IPALeather Lips IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
tapbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
he brewing process by itself contains enough Nugget and Chinook to satisfy the most seasoned hop head. But we couldn’t leave it alone. Once fermentation is complete we add a massive hop bag to the bright tank that is bursting at the seams with whole cone Centennial for an aroma that you just can’t get any other way. High fives all around.

Added by Bierman9 on 04-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
410
Reviews:
301
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First sip gave me an off, almost garbage smell. It opened up into an okay IPA. Not as much flavor I had hoped for but worth a try for a local beer. Nice burnt orange color with a bubbly mouth feel. Taste is moderate with some citrus flavors. I probably wouldn't buy it but would drink again if given to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at The Tap, the beer was served in a nonic pint. The beer is a light, clear, caramel color with a filmy, low profile, white, clingy head. Nose of light caramel backbone, with subtle resin and peppery hops notes. Flavors are malt forward, with a caramel and toffee sweetness and grapefruit tart highlights. Subtle spice and floral hops notes, too. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a tangy sweet and subtle bitter aftertaste. Clean, slick, slightly dry finish. Completely drinkable IPA, with an English lean on the style.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pub glass

A: Pours a clear gold with 1 finger of fluffy white head that fades to a coating on top.

S: Citrusy hops with a bit of malt

T: The hops are dominant with a heavy tilt towards grapefruit. There is a malt backbone but it is subtle.

M: Light bodied and refreshing. No carbonation bite, in fact it seems lightly carbonated.

O: This truly is a delivery system for hops. Nice and bitter with the hops flavors and aroma being showcased. I would buy again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker golden color, respectable clarity, smallish 2/5" head on it, white in color.

Aroma was hoppy, but not massive, usual old school c hop culprits I suspect. You can tell this is one of the recipes that has been around before the explosion of proprietary hop strains.

Good bitterness first in the taste, hefty but not palate wrecking. Solid biscuity malt that is actually a tad heavier than the color would lead you to believe. The bitterness is no doubt complimented heavily by the Nugget hop. Good usage of it. Mouthfeel is bitter, and drinks heavier than 5% would make you think.

Leans more grapefruit than pine. Bitterness really is the #1 discernable attribute of the beer, moreso per se than 'flavor' hops. Its a little nondescript and generic in that sense. Don't expect a lot of complexity or flavor and you'll be fine, its plenty drinkable if you can handle 60 ibus.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Leather Lips IPA from The Tap Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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