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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1261) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in The RC. Massive grapefruit and orange aroma. Beautiful. Pours a pale gold that is clear with a full white head of small bubbles and nice lacing. Pronounced citrus (orange/grapefruit) and freshly cut grass balance well with above average bitterness and slight malt that could lend more support. Finishes slightly dry.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
22 oz. bottle from Costco. It pours a very clear, rich golden color with an off white head. The aroma is full with toasted malt. A little caramel, but mostly toasted maltiness. Also some potent pine, floral, herbal and fruity hops. Pretty balanced. The flavor is is pretty much the same. More toasted malt with a bigger caramel presence. Pine, herbals, orange and some citric notes near the finish. Nice, subdued bitterness. Overall, a pretty enjoyable brew although kind of forgettable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joesl8 (3) - - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
One of my go to IPAs. Not too pricey, found at Costco for $3.50 for .22 oz. Smell is great, floral, citrus, grapefruit. Nice amber color, with tight white foamy head that retains itself through the pour. This is what I consider a great west coast IPA, only other craft brew that I’ve had that’s as good is Sculpin’s IPA. I home brew and was able to create a similar brew using mainly Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops for aroma and flavor. Great beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (146) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Medium amber, tan head. Aroma of sweet,heavy citrus. Medium, smooth body, flavour is light vanilla, medium sweet, lightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (338) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle: Clear, dull tan hue with a medium to thick head and good lace. A mix of orange rind, or and licquor, caramel and some fresh malt. Hint of yeasty fruit. Dry to off dry, not sour but fresh and moderately high bitterness. Good depth of flavor. Clean, long and fresh due to the high CO2. Loads of malt and delicate hops. East Coast style IPA in my opinion. I like the malt profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2025) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at home, poured a dark golden to orange colour with a white head. Nose is a explosion of fresh sweet fruit notes, crisp Bread malts, caramel sweetness, orange, grass, Peach, oily resin notes, Some pine hop bitterness in the end. Stone fruits. Deep oily mouthfeel. Lovely

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (139) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
12oz bottle to cervoise. Bright orange tangerine color. White head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine, citrus. Taste is sweet caramel malts, trop fruit, pine resin, OJ. Hint of toast in finish. Good carb, darn good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (795) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 2, 2015
Cloudy orange color, minimal white head. Grassy and hoppy aroma, nothing unexpected. Nice and easy to drink, moderate bitterness, not too strong. Maybe even bit too light, but still tasty enough. Thin body, soft carbonation.
(Svijet Piva 0,355l bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Clear gold, white head. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma, fruity bitterness, a little skunky taste. Light body, bitter, mild finish with a little mint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Clear golden. Pleasant hoppy aroma of overripe fruits. Flavor of fruity hops and a bit of sweetness. Medium-bodied.


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