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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10348) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Citrusy and floral hops, mild bitterness and some mild sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is dry citrus, grapefruit and floral hops, grainy malt and mild to moderate bitterness. Drinkable. Soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pretty big pine resin and citrus aroma and flavor. Fairly bitter too. Didnít seem terribly fresh but still liked it - maybe get it from the source one day soon :)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9999) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of doughy malts upfront, very light fruits and a light vanilla touch. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This bottle as at its drink by date which probably explains the lack of aroma hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Tap at Original Spikeís 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

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber from Binnyís 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 canít get much of the good stuff others found in this. Damn shame.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9538) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of resin, skunky hops. Taste is oily, bitter, crystal malt at the back for balance. Oily texture, bitter finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9274) - 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 itís very close to BBE date, but I bet Itíd be even better fresh. Good.
4515

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42, 09/06/2016. Many tanks to Daniel for this one. A mostly clear golden yellow coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is solid Base malts, caramel, and toasted pine needle. Flavour is composed of semi sweet Base malts, caramel, orange rind, pine needle. Palate is medium bodied, fine carbonation.


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