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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 72   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to Daniel, 09/06/16. Golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter orange, leafy hop notes. Taste comprises leafy hops, tangerine, citric tinged straw, melon, soft bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close dashed with leafy hop bitterness. Ok IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, grapefruit, hops, flowers, apricot and malt. Nice and easy drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a clear, golden body and a dense, big, off-white head that lasts and leaves lacings. The aroma could have more punch I think, pine cones, peach hints and a grassy and lightly malty touch. Bitter flavor with a hint of fluorine tooth paste. Pine cones, peaches and some freshly mown grass, as well as a little sweetness, just enough to let the bitterness play the lead role. Full to medium body, with a soft and maybe a little low carbonation level. Long finish with a tad to little bitterness. Overall, most definitely a nice brew, but it could use a bit more punch all the way. Very easy drinkable though. 130822

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Light orange pour with a white head. Light herbal notes followed by tons of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Floral notes in the background, some sweet bread, and a hint of caramel. Nice bitterness on the palate to balance the little bit of caramel sweetness. Plenty of fruity hop character. Great citrus notes and a light tropical quality. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15275) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach, little citrus and a little floral. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, pine, little sweet, medium bitter and a little grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14356) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14074) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus/floral. Med body. Flavor is citrus/floral over a nice malt background. It even seems a touch spicy. It’s very hoppy and full of flavor. Finishes bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14029) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy west coast hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Crystal clear amber body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some mango, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy grapefruit/orange, some mango, pineapple. Medium body, some resin.


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