Southeast IPA | TailGate Beer

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Southeast IPASoutheast IPA
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
17 Ratings
Southeast IPASoutheast IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
TailGate Beer
Tennessee, United States
tailgatebeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A West Coast style India Pale Ale. Bitter, floral, malt balanced, citrus, pine. Enjoy this American IPA fresh.

Added by Buck89 on 06-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,710
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
pDev:
7.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of bschmidt_37
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a can of this from the brewery when I visited it sometime ago. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had faint grapefruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grapefruit presence and slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into glass. No canning date information found.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Two finger fluffy, white head settles back to thin cap and ring. The initial head leaves behind some bubbly patterns of lacing.
Aroma of floral, citrus, and pine (in that order of prominence). Definitely has a malt backing.
Taste is quick and fleeting, with piney hops the most prevalent, but the floral and the citrus are present. Good malt backing. Has a mix of slightly sweet and moderately bitter, quite a tasty balance.
Medium mouth feel. Some tongue burn. Carbonation is very good.
Well balanced IPA, with some bitterness, but also some softness and sweetness. Each sip's taste profile is short and done, but the balance is so well done that the interval between sips is kept short. This beer would be an excellent choice for tailgating and pairing with game day food. Pleasantly surprised by the beer's core flavors and feel.

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Photo of csheridan
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent discovery while down in Nashville...wasn't expecting much, and first thing I've had from TailGate. Tastes like a west coaster (I assume the Southeast is more a reference to the region rather than an effort to create a new style) but with less of a citrus taste. Citrus does come through in the smell, along with pine, but the citrus is more in the background in the taste, with some nice pine and a little background malt. Pretty good balance, looks nice (straw/orange, with a decent head), and was really good going down with some Baja fish tacos. Definitely wouldn't mind going for it again when I'm in town.

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Photo of TheBishopco
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lantis3
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Described to me by a rep as a west coast IPA, there's definitely a malt balance to this one (though I'm not sure I understand the "Southeast" reference). Look is a golden straw body with a solid white head. Smell is bright, citrusy, piney, with a noticeable earthy maltiness. The taste is unbelievably dry and surprisingly short, just a punch of citrus pith, a little berry, some pine resin, and a little lemon grass, then a slightly bitter aftertaste. Bit of a let down after an attractive aroma. Feel is pretty standard, maybe a little light.

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Photo of rolltide
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattflippin
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a growler. Fairly dark amber-orange clear hue with a foamy white head. Nice retention and lacing. Big pine and some citrus on the nose, little malt presence. A big IPA bitter taste with plenty of pine, orange, grapefruit, berry, and some scratchy earth tones. The malt is there but takes a backseat. Medium-bodied and a clean, dry finish. Very nice.

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Southeast IPA from TailGate Beer
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 17 ratings