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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


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HCAnderson (5) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
This is the best IPA Iíve every had! Tons of aroma from the first wort hopping that lends your palette a floral and citrusy note. Some of the hops include citra and simcoe which gives a bit of grapefruit flavor to it. Itís not as hoppy as most IPAs because of the malt thatís added to balance the intense flavor. Not to mention, it won 1st place at GABF in the IPA category! Definitely recommended!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trand111 (1) - arroyo grande, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
extremely well balanced beer without the overbearing hops that any of the hoppy beers go for today with an incredible floral or grapefruity aftertaste with a nice long tongue searing aftertaste.....an incredible beer

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On tap at capitol beer fest. Aroma is perfect balance of citrus and dank. Flavor is nice sticky hop residue. Probably the best ipa Iíve had in a while. Nice head clear bright orange.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (530) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pours amber with a white head. Nice hop aroma. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Hop forward IPA. Light body. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (311) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma is mildly hoppy with notes of citrus fruits (tangerine and grapefruit). A crisp, smooth beer that tastes of the afformentioned citrus fruits. One of the better IPAs Iíve had. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
I tried this at an event during a recent trip to SLO. It poured a rich amber color with lots of carbonation and a thick head. The smell was a strong citrusy/fruity/hoppy aroma with just a light malt and caramel smell. The mouth feel was rich and full with a malty caramel start and a citrusy hop finish with just a light bitterness. This is a nice crisp refreshing IPA. I thoroughly enjoyed it and canít wait to get my hands on some more!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Clear yellow gold color. Bright piny hop scents. Piny grapefruit rind bite. Sticky hop palate. Great full flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
strangebrew79 (5) - - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
Draft: nice lacing on the glass, floral notes are amazing with citrus, has a nice grapefruit taste that you can enjoy without it being over done with hops. A Well done Ipa

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Advent Calendar. An excellent IPA - smooth and drinkable, yet bitter and hoppy in the right places.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
A great IPA. Pours an orange amber with moderate white head that laces down the glass after every sip. Aroma is dominated by orange citrus and grapefruit with subtle caramel from the malt. Bitterness is quite smooth and balances really well with the toasty malt. Orange rind type flavor also comes through from the hop rounding out the entire experience. One of the better IPAs I have ever had. I would not pass on an opportunity to try this!


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