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RATINGS: 140   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
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light dark malts. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit lingers with pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear copper with light tan head and leaving behind some spotty lacing. The aroma sends up some pine hops and malt sweetened tangelo and sweet to tart smelling grapefruit. The taste has some nice citrus like hoppy bitterness and some pine. These notes slide into sweet maltiness and a bit of oddly placed sweet caramel malts. The malts seem a bit forward and the hops seem they could use more late addition to the boil flavor. This is an OK IPA but not a great one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle, from day 9 of the Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Bright orange amber with a thick pillowy light golden head. Terrific bouquet of Pacific Northwest hoppy goodness, very vibrant. Juicy citrus hop flavours open the palate, some perfumey pine, but mostly tangerine and grapefruit. The malts are equally lovely, a little doughy, a little toasty. It all finishes with a lengthy bitterness. What a terrific surprise!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is a bit burnt, then hoppy. Sweet flavor, heavy bitter finish. Dry texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish. A modest off-white head and a floral aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, hints of pine, grapefruit, hints of orange and lemon notes, slight grass and pine. Taste is a nice mix of grapefruit, orange and citrus notes, touch of biscuit and caramel, hints of slight grass and floral notes. Nicely done, drinkable but very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Clear light amber color with lasting ivory head. Nice floral, herbal, pine hop, dusty yeasty aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Citrusy, pine, floral hop flavors with a toasted white bread base brew____good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5600) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Nice amber brew, pleasantly active, with plentiful bubbles rising to a big tall white foam head. Nice APA-style aroma ... and this drinks with a nice sticky pale ale character. The hoppiness is a bit earthy overall, but also brings a bit of the citrus. Nice balanced beer. (#4755, 8/31/2012)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Bottle. Pours golden with am off white head. Atoms of tangerines, some bread malt, peach and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet and floral with some tangerine, grapefruit, bitterness and resin. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Matthews tasting, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 170413. Amber with white head. Aroma of spices, flora and citrus. Flavour with malt, fruit and some sweetness.


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