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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance was clear deep gold with lasting creamy white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are citrus, tropical and soft sweet pale, crystal malts. Taste was pineapple, melon upfront gives way to soft sweet malt middle, Then sticky piney, grape finish. Palate was soft smooth creamy. CO2 with medium body, then lasting fruity and piney balanced finish. A wonderful West Coast IPA, try it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle at Hearst Castle. Ok aroma sweet. Citrus and pine. Grapefruit mainly. Had it in the bottle so not sure how it looked. Bitter flavor medium body creamy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Itís ok. Itíll do for where I am.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2418) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle thanks to Wittales in the local 3.14 swap. Pours a chill hazed golden orange with thin lacy off-white head that sticks nicely. Aroma is big on the resinous citrus and pine of the west coast hops. Taste follows, a hint of malty back end, bittersweet finish. Mild carbonation, balanced and easy to drink, solid west coast IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4874) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
light sweet hoppy aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, creamy, nice sweet finish,.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from Darbyís Liquor Store, Vancouver
Hazy golden color.The fruity hops aroma reaches you when the beer is still in the bottle. The mouthfeel is lean and rather dry; the malt flavor has toffee accents; the hopping is resiny, oily, piney, and fruity (with a touch of tropical fruits as well).
Very nice. I would like to drink it fresh from tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Pours dark amber, some carbonation, thin head. Aroma of citrus hop and pine. Crisp hop flavour with same citrus and pine. Some earthy notes. Bitter drying finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1220) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
A- pours a dark gold with a finger of off white head and light retention. S- lemon zest, soap, grass, jasmine tea, thyme, green pepper, light pine resin, biscuits and caramel. Fairly standard but well proportioned. M- light to medium tacky body with a light to medium malty palate. Mild carbonation. T- dry and sweet grasses plus pepper up front. Lemon, soap, tea, snap peas, green peppers follow. Grapefruit, muddled citrus, bitter grasses and mineral water complete the sustained ending. Oddly not much malt in the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (854) - 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 (2093) - 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 (910) - 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.


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