Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
33cl bottle shared at the Leighton’s Back tasting @42nd Level, CW. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a clean golden color with a minimal white head. Aroma is tangy and danky. Taste is medium sweet and lightly tangy citric. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Faded pine in the nose, some dry pale bread, ripe citrus, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with grainy pale malts, lemon rind, tangerine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with a little pine, melon, pale bread. So so overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to Daniel, 09/06/16. Golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter orange, leafy hop notes. Taste comprises leafy hops, tangerine, citric tinged straw, melon, soft bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close dashed with leafy hop bitterness. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle thanks on Dan. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The aroma is fresh, funky, dirty, must, sulphur, grassy, herbal action and minerals. The taste is bitter - sweet, brown bread, pine, resin, stewed fruits, apricot, toffee and earth with a smooth finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. A bit sweet. Basic, but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle share at 42nd Floor as ’Tap It IPA’. Clear pale orange, still, lightly sparkling, foamy tan head. Aroma is malty, citrussy, grains, musty, light floral notes. Body is a little frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is grassy, floral, chalky, light soap, light malts. A half-decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of grapefruit, light resin, blood orange. Taste is mellow fruit sweet with a light bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a light copper color with a slight floral aroma. Taste is lightly bitter and floral. Minor grapefruit flavor with an easy bitterness throughout. Decent beer for the style but simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
It’s a pretty solid IPA. Nice alcohol and well balanced. A sweet body, hoppy finish. Pretty sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Golden hued beer that has a white soap suds head. Light lacing. Aroma is classic west coast IPA with rich sweet caramel and fruit. Taste is, too, but with pale malts. I taste pineapples and grapefruit. A little spice and plenty of tropical fruit. Not very much citrus. Floral notes and melons late. It is just a bit earthy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook chat. Pours copper with a white head. Really nice lacing. Nose is citrus and floral hops. . Medium in body and a resinous mouth feel . Flavor is citrus and floral over over a nice malt rich caramel malt backbone. The finish is dry and bitter. Tropical fruit appears as this warms. And as Dave points out so do melons. This is a classic west coast IPA. Tasty, Hoppy. Bitter. Good.

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