West Coast IPA | Bad Tattoo Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bad Tattoo Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
badtattoobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bumchilly25 on 08-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of derdtheterd
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shadman
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KStark
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrderksen
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcCraft710
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 4/5/16

A slight haze in amber liquid, tiny suspended particles moved around by a couple streams of slow bubbles that feed a finger of foam that has decent retention leaving a coupe rings fallowed by random patches

S soft caramel, orange sherbet, bready malt, citrus peel, faint pine, pretty basic but decent

T more sweet malt, hops are fairly tame for the style, slightly more pine towards the end, maybe a little sweet melon, again its basic but OK

M medium weight, enough carbonation to give it life, a little slick, rind and pine faintly linger

O fairly tame IPA, tastes old and the malts coming out but I'm pretty sure its fresh, another OK beer that I wouldn't say no but wouldn't be overly excited for

It could use some more hops but for those who like balance in an IPA I suppose there's something for ya here

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattsander
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZachT
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA - but nothing stands out.

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Photo of Sathanas
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark amber, small head. Slight honey and caramel notes, floral, piney and some tropical fruits. I wanna say mango? Definitely suggest trying it at least once.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kenmac19
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gruntle
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer tastes super sweet like honey. Kind of on the sweet side for me.

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Photo of artemh
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilikebeer18
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like beer and I like this beer a lot

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Photo of LampertLand
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bad Tattoo Brewing 'West Coast IPA' @ 6.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.95
A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a slightly hazy amber in the glass with a decent size off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-mild smelling PNW IPA
T-crisp taste at the start , no big wow factor , dry finish/swallow
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer , weak PNW IPA
prost LampertLand

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Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, the first I've seen or heard of this newish brewery from Penticton.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some attractive cobwebbed lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of crisp, biscuity caramel malt, acrid pine needles, rather underripe navel orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, a bit of hard water flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, testy generic citrus pith, an increased earthy stoniness, and more leafy, piney, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is adequate for its supportive and frothy assignments, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops taking a pass on messing around too much here. It finishes off-dry, the base caramel malt not about to go anywhere, while the various hops hem and haw, challenging each other off the mat.

A decent, well-rounded west-coast style IPA (and it is an unofficial style, so fuck y'all who form litigious thoughts around the idea), easy to drink, and agreeable in its sensible ABV. A pleasant introduction to this Okanagan brewery, who will hopefully sit nicely alongside local stalwarts Tin Whistle and Cannery.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy dark amber, smell is sweet grain and malt, maybe a little bit of tropical fruit. Tastes of Pine and caramel. Feels... overly fizzy. I'd hoped for better.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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West Coast IPA from Bad Tattoo Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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