Gavel Banger IPA
Taft's Ale House

Gavel Banger IPAGavel Banger IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #2,351
Ranked #14,956
3.93 | pDev: 8.91%
Taft's Ale House
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Gavel Banger IPAGavel Banger IPA
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Photo of Nephilium
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright hop aroma, with hints of pine and tropical fruits. Pours a clear amber with a tight white head. A slight touch of caramel, which then fades to pine and bitterness. Full bodied, and a very solid IPA.

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Photo of Spellogue
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Full disclosure, I drank it from a can at a Cajun cafe in Lexington, so I the experience may have been a bit muted.
Nevertheless, the peek I got of it through the can hole showed a nice blonde-orange color. The nose was hoppy but a bit feline. Taste was very good, spicy hop bitterness that wasn’t over the top. Both nutty-sweet and umami notes. Medium finish and body went well with the spicy gumbo.
I’d certainly do it again to the tune of picking up a sixer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent had classic mix of bitter hip and sweet malt. The taste followed the scent closely....was well balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation . Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of crumblymunky
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent IPA. Avoids the unfortunate over-hopping that many in this style seem to default to. Quite an excellent flavor with subtle flavors presenting themselves due to the lack of overpowering bitterness. If you enjoy complexity, try this beer a little warmer than you normally would. The coldness will overpower some delicate flavors if you refuse to drink this beer at a warmer temperature.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - great copper color with a good lasting head and sticky lacing
smell - piney floral scent
taste - piney and a little citrus
feel - medium body with a lighter carbonation
Overall - ok, IPA. Nothing new and it seems like they were trying to keep it simple and fairly cheap.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

American IPA dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Poured from a can into a Woodburn tulip. The pour is dark gold in color, mostly clear with a little bit of haze, and sports a pretty impressive 3-finger crown of rocky white foam with good retention. Some nice lemon and orange citrus notes on the nose along with a little fresh toast.

Medium body with an oily feel. Freshly-toasted bread with marmalade up front, then lemon as the hops quickly make their entrance. The bitterness gets fairly potent near the back of the palate, but there's plenty of malt here. A little bit of pinetree character joins the citrus as well. Finishes pretty dry with lingering grapefruit and pine. Overall, a very nice IPA. The hops are a little out-of-balance towards the back of the palate and the bitterness is very obvious. Not as good out of the can as it is on tap at Taft's Ale House.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Cincinnati brewer has arguably the greatest/coolest "tap room" in town (if not the Midwest). Their beers are above average and they have started to can. This is a solid example of an IPA well done.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Just a flight sized pour, but very hoppy, and pretty unbalanced with a lot of onion flavor. Honestly this one was hard to drink 4-5 oz of. I am beginning to wonder if I was poured the wrong beer based on some scores

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Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is sweaty and oniony, with muted citrus and lightly toasted malt.

Flavor is similar, with onion and bo dominance throughout. Citrus pith lingers as grapefruit. Lightly toasted malt provides good support. The finish is moderately bitter.

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Gavel Banger IPA from Taft's Ale House
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 72 ratings