Southeast IPA
TailGate Brewery

Southeast IPASoutheast IPA
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TailGate Brewery
Tennessee, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,676
Ranked #19,093
3.82 | pDev: 7.07%
Nov 20, 2020
Jun 06, 2016
Very Good
Southeast IPASoutheast IPA
Notes: A West Coast style India Pale Ale. Bitter, floral, malt balanced, citrus, pine. Enjoy this American IPA fresh.
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3.87 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Nov 20, 2020
3.39 by markallmon from Tennessee on May 03, 2020
3.78 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Apr 08, 2020
3.92 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 09, 2020
3.83 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 17, 2019
4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Sep 05, 2019
3.88 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Aug 18, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by nryding from Tennessee

Great looking smooth, well balanced, true West Coast, citrusy IPA. Quite a surprise given that I tasted it first in Nashville airport. Who’d a thought it?
I’ll certainly drink it the next time I fly through here.

Jul 29, 2019
3.67 by dazedman from Virginia on Jul 09, 2019
3.78 by PhillipMuckelvaney from Tennessee on May 24, 2019
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 25, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by kcarlson from Tennessee

On tap, Beautiful gold color, head dissipates fast, almost no lace. Not much smell, but very bright citrusy hoppy flavor at first. Light mouth feel, grapefruit on the back end but not as much bitterness as some IPA beers. Overall great, easy drinking smooth IPA.

Mar 25, 2019
3.82 by Walty102 from Massachusetts on Dec 17, 2018
3.37 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

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.

Oct 28, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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.

Oct 19, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by csheridan from Illinois

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.

Sep 03, 2018
3.65 by TheBishopco from Tennessee on Jun 01, 2018
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on May 29, 2018
3.7 by breardon1776 from New York on May 01, 2018
3.68 by Lantis3 from Georgia on Mar 13, 2018
3.75 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Dec 24, 2017
3.59 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Nov 29, 2017
4 by mecmd from Tennessee on Nov 18, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

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.

Sep 29, 2017
3.23 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2017
4.12 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Apr 19, 2017
3.47 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jan 15, 2017
4.35 by mattflippin from Tennessee on Dec 18, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Buck89 from Tennessee

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.

Jun 06, 2016
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