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Downtown Joes Tantric India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Clear light orange with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with a grassy pine taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5341) - 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 (4276) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear orange color. Head was thin and off white. Aroma was of citrusy hops, malty caramel, and light graham cracker. Moderate hop bitterness on the tongue with a nice mix of grapefruity hop and malty caramel flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
On draft at the beerpub in Napa, CA this poured a cloudy gold to amber with a good sized off-white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops and some fruit. The body is medium and the mouthfeel almost greasy Slides across the tongue. The flavor is citrus and caramel malts and the finish is long, dry, and bitter. A very refreshing IPA and make you want a second glass. There is a lot to like here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear golden color with an off white head. The aroma is caramel, strong pine and citrus in that order. The flavor is intense pine and caramel. Full bodied with good strong flavor. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours orange white head with lots of lacing. Fresh pnw hops pine and grapefruit. Bitter grapefruit citrus flavors. Medium bitterness smooth body. Solid.


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