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RATINGS: 149   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


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (518) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is crystal toffee malt and pine, taste is sticky toffee, pine, orange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (348) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from AlesbyMail.co.uk. Amber, slghtly hazy body, with a small, creamy, white head, that won’t last long. Aroma is a lot of peach, also grapefruit, pine, passion fruit, berries, caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, peach, some tropical fruits, grass, caramel, tea, some biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium to light, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes smooth, bitter, a bit dry, with pine, lemon zest, grass and some sweet malts. Enjoyable, well balanced and easy to drink IPA, with nice fruits, bitter citrus and pine and equal, quite multifarious malt notes. Maybe the taste could be a bit more hoppy, but it has a short best before date, so this may be the reason.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
355 ml bottle. BBE 30.09.2014.
Pours clear dark golden-copper color with a large white head. Very resinous and piney aroma, some sweet tropical fruits lots of oily hops. Sweet orange and resinous hops on the flavor, mild caramel, sweetish pale malts and some mild gooseberry notes as well. Smooth oily palate with a bitter malty finish. A very nice and balanced IPA leaning towards the malty side, feels very fresh even though it’s very close to BBE date, but I bet It’d be even better fresh. Good.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
355ml bottle from Ales By Mail

Nice orange colour with a white head. Hoppy floral aroma. Mellow touch but not so fresh anymore. Good drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3853) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney, citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, caramel malty, biscuity background. Taste is minimally biting bitter hoppy, piney, hints of grapefruit, orange, orange zest, slightly light-bodied caramel malty basis; not boring of course, but somehow monotonous, narrow, one-sided, too clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling light copper with a snow white head, nice lacing. Solid, fresh spruce aroma. Flavor has a solid citrusy bitter backbone, some mango fruitiness, just a hint of caramel sweetness. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel with a decent thickness,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (49) - USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours crystal clear with off white head. Aromas of citrus, wet hops and pine. Taste of piney hops, toasted nuts and caramel. Overall not bad IPA maybe a little safe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1372) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, shared with Button at Market Rasen races, yesterday. Liked this one. Orange and pine hop. Light, spice. Fresh, smooth and airy palate. Chewy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1276) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Clear orange with a two-finger frothy white head and light lacing. Aromas of citrus - orange -, apricot, peach, and floral hops. Flavors are similar, featuring bitter citrus hops, honey and caramel. Light body, oily texture, lively carbonation and a clean bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5326) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Pours clear deep golden with a big creamy white head. Inviting fruity and flowery hops aroma. Taste is moderate sweet mealy malts, with a decent crisp floral hop addition, dry lingering finish, nice.


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