IDK IPA | The Tap Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Hopdaemon39 on 04-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.11/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a cask at The Otherside in Boston. Served in a pint tumbler- pours a very hazy golden/copper color with a great two finger head, exceptional retention, and a little bit of lacing.

Smell is very striking- smells to me almost exactly like Thai Basil as strange as it sounds. A little sweet, a little spicy, but not your normal run of the mill hop scent.

Tastes great- big bold hops all the way through. Pretty bitter, but some very nice floral and pine hop tones. Pale malt is not really so noticeable but provides a good substantive background for the hops.

It's from a cask (and all cask-conditioned beers I've had have all been similar in the mouthfeel regard)- medium body, zero carbonation. A little grassy and a very long dry finish. Excellent.

It was listed as Haverhill IDK IPA. Maybe it was something else but I haven't seen anything fitting that description.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.67/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DIM
2.19/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a: I try not to be a shallow person, but sometimes its hard not to judge something by its appearance. This did hace a nice sized, sticky head, but the body was a hazy, turbid, caramel brown color. Not very appealing.

s: Sugar cookies, charred toffee, and an unbalanced, floral hop aroma.

t: Kind of a mess. Sweet suagr cookies up front, which I liked. This was quickly washed away by an unpleasant charred toffee flavor and largely flavorless, abrasive bitterness.

m: Wet and fizzy.

o: Leather Lips is a kick ass IPA. What the hell happened here?

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IDK IPA from The Tap Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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