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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 72   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1757) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 27, 2015
Couleur ambrée, légèrement trouble, très légère mousse. Nez houblonné résineux avec note citrique et malt-caramel. Gout houblonné résineux et citrique (peux etre un peu trop de citra a mon gout) avec note maltée-caramel, amandes amères. Forte amertume en fin de bouche.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4952) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bomber. Golden amber pour, with a white head. Citrusy hops, pine, caramel malt, kind of sweet, bitterness, and bread. Ok, nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (488) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Poured from the bomber into an English pint glass. Light amber with minimal cream colored head. Aroma is primarily light and citrusy but there seem to be some dark fruit notes lurking in the background. Flavor has some biscuity malt up front with some earthy and citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and body is slightly heavy. Not a bad IPA, but I’m not seeing what all of the fuss is about? Wondering if I got an old bottle as there is no date, although it looks like other reviewers are having similar thoughts as of late, so perhaps a quality control issue?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2773) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Bomber. Piney nose, with some citrus, quite fruity, and a bit of fumes. Light amber/orange color, fluffy thick head. Sweetish caramel initial, piney, peach, light tropical fruit (maybe mango), good bittering in finish. Medium heavy body. Fairly well balaced and very drinkable. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1136) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malts fruits citrus and pines. Taste is malts with herbs and hints of fruits and pines. Aftertaste is bitter with some malty backbone. Nice one but I think to old.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSamizdat (6) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015 does not count
This is fairly ubiquitous around San Luis Obispo, CA, which is where it comes from; not quite Firestone Walker "805" ubiquitous, but easy to find on tap handles and in restaurants all around town. I picked up a bottle to close my Friday night down, and thought it was fine, just fine. It’s fresh, clean and piney, with a terrific aroma of hops bouncing out of the glass and into your nose canal. Really nice balance, with light bittering, 7% alcohol and crisp malts. Outside of pine there’s a faint hint of lemon, but not grapefruit. It is indeed hard for a "single" IPA to stand out these days, as legion of raters before me may have mentioned, but you’d do a lot worse than to drink the go-to IPA for hundreds if not thousands of Central Coast beer doggies.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3312) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear pale amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, peach and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1280) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12oz bottle drank from the bottle. Lots of different hop flavors that don't quite come together. Some fruity bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle camping in France. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, quite floral, tropical fruits and some pine. Flavor is very sweet, fruity bitter hops and very smooth. Great balance, very well drinkable IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (250) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
0.33 bottle in Loop Hotel, Folka. Sharing with Vi?nja, Goran and Marko. Light hazy golden, white head. Light hoppy, tropical, seems old. Herbal from hops, light and watery, lacks aromas. Wouldn’t be bad otherwise.


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