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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Here at Tap It Brewing we take a unique approach toward crafting an India Pale Ale and challenge the current status quo. The goal? To craft an India Pale Ale hoppy in flavor and aroma that goes down smooth. We utilize the avant-garde method of First Wort Hopping, the technique of adding hops to the kettle before boil. This creates a harmonious explosion of hop aroma and flavor noticeable throughout the tasting experience. Fragrances of tangerine and grapefruit entice the nose. A thick hazy rich head leads drinkers toward an experience rich in citrus and earthy flavors ending with a smooth, sticky finish. The complex floral and citrusy tones from Citra and Simcoe hops welcome you, while two more hop varietals mate smoothly with four malt varieties for an unmatched aroma. Altogether, a crisp pleasurable full bodied taste. A word of caution: Drinking Tap It IPA around friends may cause envy.
2012 GABF Gold Medal Winner for American IPA


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8389) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pretty big pine resin and citrus aroma and flavor. Fairly bitter too. Didn’t seem terribly fresh but still liked it - maybe get it from the source one day soon :)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (824) - Osijek, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2016
0.355l bottle. Orange color with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus and elderflower. Taste is hoppy with toasted malt character. Overall it’s very good and balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with a beige head and aroma of resin, pine, and hops. Taste is bittersweet and hoppy, with pine, resin, citrus, and grapefruit notes into the dry, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
With Z, maybe the first beer of 2016 , surprisingly so, pours a deep rusty copper pour with a beige head. Nose is straight up bitter sweet citrus with pine and resin. Taste is bittersweet with deep pleasant citrus , followed by stong pine and resin. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a bitter dry moderately long ending. Nicely done ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FireGlider (325) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2015
Lively orange color with medium white head. Smell is citrus but not to strong. Citrus and hop aroma. Taste is light to medium bitter. Medium body with nice medium lasting aftertaste. Really refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diabobale (369) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
Dal colore dorato carico, leggermente velato, con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca, molto fine e assai persistente, questa ipa, ancora fresca (4 mesi), presenta note molto agrumate (arancia amara e mandarino) e fruttate (albicocca), con qualche punta resinosa. Il dramma però è la presenza del malto troppo evidente: quelli caramellati rilasciano troppe note dal sapore di carruba. Ha un corpo tendente al watery, con una buona carbonazione. Al palato ritroviamo le stesse note del naso, ma con una marcata presenza dell’amaro. La bevuta è scorrevole e il finale molto secco lascia il palato abbastanza pulito.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buukwurm (23) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Soft, inviting aroma smelling of citrus and maple sugar. A nice deep amber color. Pleasingly bitter. Lively carbonation. Bitter long-lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (696) - - OCT 24, 2015
Pours haze reddish orange, with creamy two fingers high head. Visually moderate carbonation. Aroma with malty notes of bread, biscuit and various fruity esters, with notes of grapefruit, oranges, tangerine. Flavor is firstly slightly malty, with bread and caramel like character, then become bitter, with hoppy/bitter dry finish. Hop bitterness is moderate high, but very well balanced with malty backbone. Fruity flavors are also present, with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine and oranges. Body is moderate full, texture is sticky, smooth, carbonation moderate medium.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Rotbraune Farbe, wenig cremiger Schaum. Tolles Hopfenaroma. Citrus, Harz, Aprikose. Geschmack kräftige Kräuter und Fruchtnoten. Aprikose, Malz, cremiges Mundgefühl. Langer Abgang. Klasse Bier.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (662) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
Clear orange with white head. Aromas of citrus, apricot, and floral hops. Flavors of citrus hops, honey and caramel. Lively carbonation and a clean bitter finish.


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