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RATINGS: 145   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Matthews tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170413

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
A hazed dark amber IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet biscuit malt with citrus pulp, light sulfur and resinous and piney hops, classic c-hops, lightly doughy. In mouth, a nice sweet biscuit malt with fruity notes, orange pulp, candy, and floral and resinous hops, lightly green hops, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Red orange appearance with an off white head. Floral, big grapefruit aroma. Somewhat bitter, rich grapefruit, orange citrusy hoppy flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Tap at Original Spike’s in SLO. Pours a clear deeper amber with a medium, off white head. Nice, decent lacing. Nose is quite nice: fresh orange, citrus hops, flowers, caramel. Taste is quite aggressively nutty bitter, thick brazil nut and walnut skin, decent caramel background. Much better than expected. Fairly quenching, clean, no off flavors. No soap or diacetyl thankfully. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
6 pack with no freshness date, but it is a new arrival to the area. Lets see if it lives up to the GABF Gold. Pours with a clear golden orange hue, with a just barely off white head. Very good retention and lace. Aromas are strongly fresh and hoppy with papaya, tropical fruit, melon, tangerine and fresh cut grass. Low malt, a bit of a harsh ester/alcohol combination. A bit doughy. Mostly hops. Flavors are dough, bready and grainy. Some alcohol, low bitterness, light DMS. Flavors are not nearly as hoppy as the aroma. Tropical fruit, grassy, tangerine. Melon. Moderate carbonation. Malty balance. Good, fresh, decent, but "fresh" for "fresh" I’d take the cross town rival, Union Jack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On draught at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. This beer is a clear amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and roast malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hacienda Hotel LAX, El Segundo, CA
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pine, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty and fruity bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Golden appearance, fluffy white head. SMell is mostly pine, some caramel. Flavor is kind of bland, medium bitterness, some sweetness, btu overall quite bland.


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