Reactor | Tapistry Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tapistry Brewing
Michigan, United States
tapistrybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BrewtalHonesty on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of barnzy78
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16oz can, drank from the can
Crack of the can releases a bouquet of hops: pine, grapefruity citrus, fresh hop pellet, along with some honey and caramel malt. Heavily hop forward with pine and spruce dominating the palate; grapefruit rind and pith, a bit of orange and mango; caramel malt and honey provide a weak malt backbone and mild residual sweetness. Feel is sticky and oily, fuller body, finishes very bitter and quite dry. Not a bad IPA. Definitely hop forward with some pretty good flavors, but needs to be better balanced in my opinion.

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Photo of DavidRandall
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of LloydDobler
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is very caramelly, bready, toasted malt, with sharp notes of grapefruit and orange adding contrast.

Flavor is on the sweet side initially, very bready, with a resiny, piney, fairly bitter finish. More bitter than I prefer.

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Photo of djfrenchy
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BellsFan
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BLZR
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElbowRocker
2.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Mild hoppy aroma. Not much going on here for an IPA. It's okay, not great.

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Photo of hopnado
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack74
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Maryobeerian
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16oz can I got from the brewery a month ago. Dark honey with mild head. Nose is gassy with bit of pineapple and pine. Malty sweetness in the front of the mouth but ends dry and sharp on the roof. Love the combination of sweet and bitter that somehow comes together. Never picked out onion in a flavor profile before but agree with earlier reviewer, and it is surprisingly nice. Likewise, the mouth feel starts off full bodied but keeps a bit of the fizz. I wouldn't drink this beer every day - has a lot going on -- but look forward to it when I do. Even nicer off the tap. Good stuff.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grundsow18
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Reactor from Tapistry Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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