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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 (150) - 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a copper color with a fair head and some lacing. Aroma of Pine and citrus with bit of malt and grain in the background. Taste of pine and bit of grapefruit with light malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp with a nice feel. Enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1274) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
12oz bottle via trade. Pours a hazed light amber color with a white head. Aromas of caramel malts and pine sap. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of wet cardboard, Tylenol, some assortment of spruce trees and or bushes. Perhaps an evergreen pinecone in there as well. Oxidized. I’m guessing this May have been better if it were a bit fresher, but probably not by much. This is a pine forward IPA with no tropical hop expression/low bitterness that the next generation of IPAs possess. It’s average at best. Finishes bitter, soapy with an old school mindset in the vein of two hearted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2014
(Wolpertinger 2014) gold/amber with white head. Citrus hops aroma. Flavor is citrus hops and decent malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1184) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Hazy, copper-brown pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has grapefruit along with pine and some mild herbal notes. It has a medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is sweet on the tip of the tongue while still bitter in the back of the mouth. The finish remains bitter and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus and spices. Taste is pine, malts and some grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3989) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours clear golden / orange with a white head. The aroma has some caramel, citrus, cream and pine. It has a medium / thin body that’s a bit husky and has lots of sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with lots of pine, grapefruit, dry crackers, resin and an overall harshness. The finish is very woody, earthy and has citrus zest. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Another pretty standard ipa. No lacing. No head. Nothing awesome about it, but it’s not bad. Tasted at whole foods.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkbcr (104) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Big head, amber color. Aroma gives a hint of the ample hops. Taste is biased towards the the hops but works well with the sweetness of the malts. Finish is somewhat piney. A very good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle via STL in-person trade. Pours a semi-cloudy orange with an initially huge eggshell white head that settles into a rocky, uneven head that leaves spots and streaks of lace. Aroma of orange peel, grapefruit, wildflowers, faint perfume and both pale and sweet malts. Flavor of grapefruit, tea, big floral notes, perfume, grass, and pale malt. Bitterness lingers after the finish. Light-bodied, with a bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice IPA here with some real hop complexity but not much in the way of malt balance.


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