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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Can. Looked like the one in the picture. Orange colored pour, white head. Hoppy aroma and taste. As good as you may think. A nice change of pace from alot of the other IPAs. Worth trying if you can find it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lhns03 (76) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a surprisingly cloudy golden orange with a smooth white head. Aromaís are resinous and piney with some dank earth and a final zest of citrus and biscuit. Hop driven aromas but the drink itself has enough sweet caramel malt to back it up. Very nice well-structured mouthfeel with a rich and creamy effects and a zesty hop finish. Enjoyable, I think Iíll have another.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1189) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Westbrook is a brewery that has been blowing up in popularity in my area, and for good reason: everything they make is much better than solid. They seem to stick with classic styles, but they do them really well. Their IPA is no exception as itís essentially a classic East Coast-style IPA with plenty of piney character, but has more flavor and a higher drinkability than your average brew of the style.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It was canned on 8/19/14 and cost $3.30 ($0.28 per ounce).

Appearance: Hazy, translucent shade of peach flesh yellow/orange. Poured to a two-finger, eggshell, frothy head which retained and laced extremely well.

Smell: Strong hoppy aroma, especially of citrus, vanilla, and pine.

Taste: Thereís plenty of hop character to this beer, from beginning to end. Up front thereís a light, citrusy flavor akin to tropical fruit juice. Itís actually rather sweet and for a moment, refreshing. Through the middle thereís additional sweetness; an almost confectionery flavor of vanilla or toffee. On the back end comes piney hops with some astringent resin character thatís complemented by the base malt very well. The can indicates a bitterness level of only 60 IBUs, and it certainly seems accurate, though the hops account as much for flavor as they do for bitterness. Plus, the base malt is strong enough to support this palette and keep it in check, so as not to simply be carbonated hop water. This is the kind of no frills/no gimmicks IPA I wish more breweries would make.

Drinkability: As enjoyable as the taste to Westbrook IPA is, whatís just as impressive is the raw drinkability. The mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with a soft, smooth texture, but a heavy presence. Itís calm across the tongue, but the carbonation is strong enough so that the beer essentially scrubs itself clean. Slightly dry/pasty aftertaste, but itís fine. At 6.8% ABV it begins to veer into imperial territory as the alcohol does seem to play a role in the palette as well as ON the palate. Though I doubt any beer drinker of at least an intermediate experience level will have any difficulty with this.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (692) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Can from Voldby. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nice taste of citrus, lots af fruits, caramel, lots of hops, grapefruit. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Slightly bitter finish. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRH (47) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a light straw colour with moderate head that remains thin. Slight latex, sweet straw, grapefruit zest on the nose, followed by mineral, & white pepper on the palate, & a big grassy lingering finish. Very solid IPA -- crisp, & enjoyable. From the tap Beverage World!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2014
Can sample at DSGíS 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Pours yellow hazy with a small head, aroma of malt, marmalade, honey and grass, flavor of grass, marmalade, grapefruit, nice sweetness, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1125) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
33cl can. Hazy golden colour and nice white head. American hops, tropical fruit, mango, pine, citrus, grapefruit and yeast in the aroma. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is bitter with some sweet fruity notes. Overall, a delight to the senses. Another one, please!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
I liked this beer. Just a really nice example of an IPA. Bitter but not overpowering, citrusy. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3631) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
Hazy golden body with stable head. American hops, pine, citrus, orange zest, clean yet not dull yeast, pale and a little cara malts. A true classic and modern American ipa at the same time, tasty, affordable even and satisfying. Nice ! (33cl can from BiŤre Rťvolution)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Can at Kings Arms Bethnal Green. Pours yellow orange with white head. Aroma has mango, citrus, peaches, pine. Full aroma. Perfect. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, very fruity, mango, pine, citrus, peach. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, fruity, medium carbonation. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. Solid IPA, orange/amber pour. Pine, grapefruit, malty backbone. Good stuff


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