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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A base of pale, Munich, and Carapils malts is just enough to contain the massive hop flavor and aroma packed into this highly drinkable IPA. A blend of four American hop varieties is added four times in the kettle and twice in the fermenter for a complex and layered hop experience. Best served at 45-50˚F in a tulip or English style pint glass.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2175) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
Can from Biervana Aroma of (Green) Tea, Spruce, citrus, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Can at Cam’s. This is one of the more boring westbrooks. English style? I guess considering the glass suggestion. Very mild on the hops, kinda weak and watery for my tastes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Digzis (79) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Super, une de mes westbrook préférée. Bien houblonnée mais très bien équilibrée quand même. Belle robe blonde très légèrement ambrée et trouble. Juste ce qu’il faut d’amertume et d’alcool pour avoir une bonne longueur en bouche. Rafraîchissante et intéressante à la fois.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
6/26/14. Can 2nd beer in a trade with Dan from Brooklyn. Cloudy gold pour with the most lacing I've ever seen on a beer. Pleasant sweet and citrus aroma. Taste starts malty sweetness but finishes with nice. bitterness. I'll call it a watered down ipa. Very enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migajos (165) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Appearance: simply the best head Ive seen on IPA. Aroma: pear, grape skin. Taste fruity, dry well ballanced. Not too strong bitterness. White sour fruits. Excellent IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine and some pineapple sweetness. Taste is grapefruit, grapefruit rind and a little pine. Really liked this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This stuff is OK. I would say it is sort of in the style of a midwest IPA like Two Hearted or something like that as it is rather on the sweet side. It has a nice head and great lacing but it is really too cloudy to be ideal for an IPA. I have heard people talk of particular hops smelling like onions and have thankfully never been sensitive to that particular aroma but whatever hops they are must be whatever Westbrook used in this as I am definitely getting it here. It is actually not altogether unappealing but I would prefer the focus be more on the faint lavender note in the background. As I mentioned, this is on the sweeter side for an IPA but not quite stick and so still drinkable w/ its medium carbonation. Flavor doesn’t have much to offer beyond the aroma but I guess the sweetness brings out a bit of citrus. It finishes w/ a strong resinous bitterness. Really, this serves it’s purpose as a strong hoppy beer reasonably well but I don’t really think it is notable in any regard. I, and I think most people, prefer IPAs w/ a vibrant, fresh fruity hop character and this really doesn’t deliver anything like that at all.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12oz can from Total Wine in Greenville, S.C. compliments of Zizzybalubba (Thanks Playa!) Light orange hue, murky clarity with mostly lasting 1 finger thick white frothy head. Okay lacing, sediment floating around the bottom. (Maybe this is normal for this beer?) Strong grapefruit, lemon, grass, summer, citrus hop, light malt as the beer warms. Light grapefruit up front with a light citrus finish, but you get more malt as the beer warms on the finish. Crisp, oily, light carbonation on the palate. Straight forward, solid, refreshing IPA. Westbrook does it again!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing coating the sides of the glass nicely. The smell had a nice spicy yet also a bitter citrus hops overpowering some light malts that maintain their sweetness in the background. The taste was mainly sweet and spicy that lead into the same aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. I would say that this was fairly sessionable with a nice sharp carbonation pounding my tongue into submission. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA well worthy of having again.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (126) - - JUN 17, 2014
Color is a hazy yellow (looks like a Belgian ale/tripel almost) with a small head. Very good IPA this, bursting with flavor. Lots of grapefruit, some pine, some caramel malt sweetness to it. Flavor is big grapefruit, some maltiness to it as well. Complex, but well balanced. One of the better IPAs I’ve had.


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