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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (391) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap. Clear amber, thin white cap. Nice lacing. Aroma is outstanding - grapefruit, tropical fruit accompanied by a heavy dose of pine. Taste starts sweet, but quickly transitions to citrusy hop bitterness. Finishes dry. Medium body with crisp carbo. Legit IPA.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (338) - - OCT 21, 2014
On draft. Orange juice. Not beery orange juice, just orange juice-as-IPA. Faint chocolate malts as it warms, but overwhelmingly sweet, sweet OJ. Too sweet, too one note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (816) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) Wanted to sample a local brewer while passing through the California Central Coast on vacation. This was a nice find. Decent IPA with grapefruit and citrus flavors. A nice find.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1473) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2014
On tap. Cloudy dark gold. Thin head. Medium body. Medium to high bitter. Aroma is hoppy, biscuity, piny, wood and peach.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7056) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6346) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a copper amber cololur with a frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops, some herbs and grass. Flavour of bready malts, floral bitterness, sweetness, herbs and quite rich grapefruit notes. Medium bodied. Dry, lingering bitter, slightly sweet finish. Good, but not as fresh as I hoped for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - 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 (369) - 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 (6281) - 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 (220) - 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 (3925) - 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.


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