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Downtown Joes Tantric India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy IPA is high in alcohol and except for the American hop aroma, is very British in style. This style was originally developed to survive the voyage from England around the Cape of Good Hope and back North to India to keep the British troops happy.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
​On tap @ Downtown Joes. Clear orange beer with a sticky white head. Pretty strong orange hop character and some light pine. There’s a good bit of grass, too. Some caramel malt sweetness and bread. There’s a strong malt character to it and a fair amount of sweetness. Fine in terms of the hop profile...good orange peel and flesh. A little on the woody side on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pours amber with a whiteish head. Nice hoppy aroma. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is floral,fruit hop over mild roast malt. It is quite bitter. The bitter mellows to melifluous florality in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Pithy and peel. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Bitter citrus peel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub in Napa. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Nice grassy hop nose. Palate is medium. Flavor is sharp grassy hops with a bit of wet citrus hop. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Draft. Golden beer with an off-white head. Big grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor with backing caramel sweetness. Lingering bitterness. Nicely done brewpub IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with small creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine and grapefruit. Medium mouth with strong pine, light citrus, lingering bitterness, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in Napa. Very good brewpub IPA. Mediuim orange pour, fresh sprucey aroma. Flavor has the requisite citrusy hop flavor with a surprise vanilla and butterscotch finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Probably the best of the bunch at Downtown Joe’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, this one was "wet and tantric IPA"
Appearance: Slightly hazy light amber with a nice off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit and fruits
Taste Grapefruit, grassy and sweet malts
Very nice IPA. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Clear light orange with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with a grassy pine taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is piney, grassy, caramel. Taste is very resinous, bitter, citrusy. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation, sticky.


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