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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (547) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
I can taste the Citra hops for sure, maybe the Simcoe is adding a bit of depth that Citra-only IPAs can have. Overall a very solid IPA worth at least a try if you get the opportunity.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Golden bodied with a slender white head, this IPA (clever name for a beer) has a sharp aroma of grapefruit zest and lemon (and a whiff of cat box) over some cereal scents. The flavor is lemony, sweetened cereal with a drip of caramel followed by a catty, zesty bitterness, not intense, but enjoyable. The finish is a bit sweet with some earthy pip bitterness. Okay for an occasional drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (4) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
Fles thuis gedronken gedeeld met neef Rene. Donker oranje, licht troebel van kleur. Flink bitter en dennennaalden hop smaak maar mogelijk vanwege ouderdom weinig aroma. Redelijk lekker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle shared by my uncle Ino. Hazy medium to dark orange color, medium sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, strong pine and piney hops. Taste moderate to heavy malts, piney hops and bitter hops again. A little old (best before date Jan 2015) so maybe less fruity but pretty nice nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Mouton Rouge Canterbury and drunk at home. Clear amber lasting ivory head. Classic American hop ipa grapefruit resin aroma. It’s ok. Not amazing. But it’s ok, solid and competent. Doesn’t hit with fresh fresh hop but it’s got decent bitterness on the finish and decent resiny hop. American malty aroma. Fine. A little bit of heat. But it’s solid enough

2.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
RickSilva (2) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
The aroma is great but as far as IPAs it had an odd flavor on the backend. Not bad for the most part. I would definitely drink it again. I love to drink California brewery beers. Always drink local.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber from Binny’s in Schaumburg, IL. This must be well aged or badly mishandled, because no way this bottle would be a 90+ rated beer. Clear yellow-orange pour with a small soapy white head. Cardboard, stale hops, a bit of herbal - I can’t get much of the good stuff others found in this. Damn shame.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2014
12 oz bottle thanks to Wittales. Clear light amber pour, white head. Aroma: spicy and herbal, pines and thick caramel. Taste: Moderately sweet, a little bready, caramel with sharp bitter finish. Palate: medium+ body, slick/thick texture, average carbonation. Overall: had never heard of this one before. Pretty typical IPA with a few months on it (I presume - no bottle date).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlcher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, exotische Früchte, bitter. Geschmack sehr fruchtig, hopfig, nicht so bitter, grasig, leicht trocken, top!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops, not a whole lot else – big pine and a thin malt backing. Flavour is identical, with monolithic piney hop notes, some juiciness, and a bready caramel malt backing. Nice pine-dominated IPA, but nothing overly special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - OCT 21, 2014
On draft. Orange juice. Not beery orange juice, just orange juice-as-IPA. Faint chocolate malts as it warms, but overwhelmingly sweet, sweet OJ. Too sweet, too one note.


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