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RATINGS: 146   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (624) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2014
22oz bomber into glass in Vegas pours a maramalide orange tan copper gold, nice. Head is full, bubbly, encompassing, and widespread.a nice glaze remains over the brew. Aroma is orange, hops, more citrus, cedar, cider, apples, more hops and pleasant. Taste is hop full all over, pleasant citrus, melon, berries at points, nice herbage of grass and weed, melon ball finish, more hops. Pleasant drinking experience, orange and hops mingle perfectly, Abv is adequate for this brew but undectected. Glad I picked this one up on the west coast on the gam vaca of 2014.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Beer has a golden yellow color. Aroma has a nice hop blast up front with some citrus. Taste has a nice balance of citrus and caramel sweetness. Good balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pchoate (19) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Great beer from San Luis Obispo. Lots of hops in a crisp beer. Clear color, malty finish. Pine and citrus in there somewhere. Like an orange pine cone. - Snowboards and IPA

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. No date. Tropical, peach, stonefruit aromas are first noticeable, followed by herbal, citrus rind nuances. Not bad.. Mild bitterness lingers with herbal, citrus rind flavors that seem to transition back into peach/stonefruit flavors again. I wish I knew how old this bottle is and would love to try this fresh from the brewery. Surprising better then I expect for some reason. Glad I picked up a bottle.. I'd drink it again for the fair price. Rating based on random bottle.. It's probably better fresh on draft. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (484) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2013
Limpido color oro intenso dai riflessi arancio, con un bel cappello bianco schiumoso. Intenso aroma di frutta esotica, mango, ananas, pesca e luppoli; gusto inizialmente dolce e fruttato rimpiazzato alla svelta da un amaro intenso accompagnato da un tappeto di luppoli erbacei e note di scorzette di agrumi. Finale lungo, amaro, secco e persistente; di corpo medio-lieve e di struttura non imponente ma di gran carattere nonostante la "semplicità".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Rating #815 - December 9, 2013 - Beer 9 of the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - 7% Clear golden amber pour with a decent white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is syrupy, pastry shop malt, mild citrus. Might have an older bottle, as the hop character is barely present, very light bitterness in the finish. Not bad, but would love to try this on tap.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Cutting to the chase, this is a great beer. A golden beer with a good head that laces very well and lingers. You can smell the hops but also some sweetness that is very pleasant. Upon tasting, grapefruit and other citrus hits the tongue and really turns the bitter hops into something great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
BeerAdvent 2013 Day Nine. Pours amber white head. Nose jumps out distinctly Simcoe with its resin-peach qualities, flavour is more peach, pine, caramel, nicely balanced. I know it’s a hard hop to find but if a good local company started brewing an IPA with Simcoe it would be a best-seller in this household; there’s simply no substitution. So glad the description here proves I was right haha, doesn’t happen very often. This is a "99 percentile" IPA for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
A great IPA. Pours an orange amber with moderate white head that laces down the glass after every sip. Aroma is dominated by orange citrus and grapefruit with subtle caramel from the malt. Bitterness is quite smooth and balances really well with the toasty malt. Orange rind type flavor also comes through from the hop rounding out the entire experience. One of the better IPAs I have ever had. I would not pass on an opportunity to try this!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma of pine and citrus. It's been a long time since I've had an IPA this smooth. Hop bitterness fades into awesomeness. So good.


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