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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (549) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Citrus, hop, biscuit and malt aroma. Mango, orange, grapefruit, hop, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2023) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Last half of last beer and last drop of energy -- earthy malts, zip, pine, unsweetened gf, peach, pepper. Tastes and smells really good but each bottle seemed a bit underwhelming - which is fine but I guess I wanted more moreness. Solid beer, crazy price. 1AM reviews just donít have the same bite they used to.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Lake Placid Brewing Company pint glass From: VONS in Montecito, Calif. Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack (w/ VONS card) Purchased: March 28, 2014 Consumed: March 28, 2014 Misc.: There was a born on date, but I didnít log it Poured an orange clear color with three fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up. Uneven, light lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. Smelled citrus notes, orange, apricot, light peach, Orange Creamscicle, tangerine, floral hops and some bitterness. Tasted orange, Orange Creamscicle, fairly bitter, floral hops, citrus hops, some apricot, honey, tangerine rind and caramel. Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, very bitter finish. A good beer, but not great. A bit disappointed overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Awesome IPA, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, lots of hops and citrus flavors, nice golden pour, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light dark malts. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit lingers with pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (478) - Monterey, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours a light amber with a big, frothy, white head. Nose is piney hops. Taste is nicely balanced; very sharp bitter notes, but sweetness comes through nicely. Medium body, lively carbonation. Good IPA, although I'm not a huge fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Actually a truly good IPA with bountiful hop and pine characters. The pour is a bright amber highlighted with orange and golden hues. The nose is fresh, frutiy and resinous with big pine and grapefruit zest aromas. Mild caramel and toasted bread malts up front, lingering citric bitterness yet a good balance on the finish overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6224) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is a bit burnt, then hoppy. Sweet flavor, heavy bitter finish. Dry texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
From Janeís shop. It works beautifully. Citrus, freshness in the nose, taste is sweet with light bitterness, very long.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On tap at capitol beer fest. Aroma is perfect balance of citrus and dank. Flavor is nice sticky hop residue. Probably the best ipa Iíve had in a while. Nice head clear bright orange.


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