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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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California breweries are known for their distinctively American take on the classic English style: India Pale Ale. Heavily hopped, Excel Eastside IPA brings to the forefront notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and pine with a dry finish. Here at Excel, we’re brewing up some West Coast flavors on the East Side.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Nice copper color out of a bottle. Soapy head with moderate lacing. Faint hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel is at once sticky and crisp. Flavor has some citrus notes, though leaning more towards lemon rind than lemon zest. Would like to try on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Crushed in the presence of Jakebra. One solid IPA. Balanced as hell. Really enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OzarkElmo (308) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a medium, slightly cloudy orange with moderate head, good lacing remaining throughout. Solid IPA with plenty citrus/floral on the nose. Well-balanced, just dry enough for my taste. Nice effort!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (723) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
I’d never heard of Excel until today. Not a bad effort considering where this brewery is located. Murky orange-copper color with a smallish white head. Aroma is piney hops, a tiny, tiny bit of tropical fruit. Tastes of pine and citrus hops (citrus at first, then the pine resin takes over) with some malt sweetness, but not enough for this to be close to balanced. It’s almost a good IPA, but needs better balance to get it close to "good" status.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Really good. Candy taste and mild fruity hops. Poured from 12oz bottle at itap in St. Louis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5055) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma is citrus, fruit and English malts. The flavor is citrus, hop resin, English malts, grapefruit, fruit and a bitter/slight heat in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Aroma of citrus and earthiness. Very piney and citruscy. Had a bottle pour at home. Pours cloudy gold with a super thick Lacey white head. Decent IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ahuth (134) - - NOV 4, 2015
Bottled. Cloudy orange. Huge white head. Has a bold dry hop taste. Piney with citrus aftertaste. Orangy and gratefruit. Very good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with a presentable layer of white head foam, and some spots & streaks of lacing. The nose started earthy & dank, with a bit of grass & greenery, a touch of resin, then citrus as grapefruit & lemon. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste included a moderate hop bitterness that was citrusy, earthy, dry, and lingering. No complaints.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1892) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, clear light gold color, big grapefruit aroma and flavor, light malt backbone, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3445) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle-purchased at Schnuks in Chesterfield, MO. Pours bright orange clear with a nice froathy soapy white head with awesome lacing! Nose is big c ops all the way with just a touch and i mean a touch of diacytl. Juicy grapefruit notes dominate with undertones of floral and tropical notes. The C hops dominate here but there is a small undertone of very pale malt slightly husky malt profile. Long finish very dry lots of grapefruit, pine, sweet nectar, and pineapple. Solid brew albeit nothing really special. However, this would be an awesome cask ipa with different hop additions if that was an option.


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