Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 230   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3400) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1759) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3957) - 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1812) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4248) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (856) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle 355ml a clear copper beer with good head, retention and lacework. Nose is intense on hop resin, almond and coconut notes. Aroma is on caramel, licorice, hops resin, coconut, bitter almond, bergamote, green herb, sweet and quite bitter with long bitter duration. Good body, like the coconut oil side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6613) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB 15th June 2015, large sample. Clear golden color, medium slight off-white head. Aroma of cookie and biscuit, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Medium bitterness in taste, quite some cookie. Malts dominate, but that might also be because Biernavigatie and Melgers, brewers or distributors didnt provide fresh examples. Which sucks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Another awesome citra hopped ipa. Nicely balanced to be really smooth and not overly hoppy and butter. Pours copper with a white thick head. Had out of a bottle at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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