Westfield River 413 India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
The origination of the IPA, or India Pale Ale, style of beer came about in the 18th century when British brewers had their Pale Ale spoil when they attempted to export it on ships to India. In order to solve this problem, brewers added extra hops to their Pale Ale. These extra hops acted as a natural preservative so that the beer would still be good when it reached India.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (298) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Westfield Riverís most solid beer to date. The hop and malt blend are reminiscent of Portís Mongo with a milder ABV. Fresh, this beer is very pungent and flavorful. Earlier batches seemed to have more aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap. Minimal head. Sour flavor with resinous, bitter hops. Not much malt flavor. it was drinkable, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Growler pour at the Beer Shop, East Longmeadow, MA during a meet the brewer event, 19/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Nose is orange pith, pine, grass, hops. Taste comprises hops, light grapefruit, malts, bitter orange, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp in the finish with hop bitterness. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5547) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours gold into a shaker. White meringue head with excellent retention top hats and recedes leaving gloppy lacing. Caramel and grapefruit aromas. Astringent with sweet yeast and caramel upfront turning to mild grapefruit in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours from a bomber into a tulip.. Decent safe IPA with relatively high bitterness and light hop flavor. Moderately malty without the hop flavor to counter balance. Decent startup beer from a new brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Toasty malt focused ipa but what saves this one is that itís not overly sweet. Decent but forgetable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with a white lacing. notes of citrus, pine and stale hops. bitter, but not overwhelmingly so and lacking in carbonation. Body is rather watered down.

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