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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
California breweries are known for their distinctively American take on the classic English style: India Pale Ale. Heavily hopped, Excel Eastside IPA brings to the forefront notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and pine with a dry finish. Here at Excel, were brewing up some West Coast flavors on the East Side.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Nice copper color out of a bottle. Soapy head with moderate lacing. Faint hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel is at once sticky and crisp. Flavor has some citrus notes, though leaning more towards lemon rind than lemon zest. Would like to try on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2764) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Dirty orangish gold pour with a huge and frothy white head. Aromas of lightly floral hops with a touch of citrus, but not much in the nose. Flavor is juicy fruit hops with a bit of grain dustan a hint of caramel. It didnt strike my fancy on first sip, but has grown on me as it warms a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8046) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Some lime and lots of malt. Decent balance and easy to drink. Bitter finish. Bottle in Missouri.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8178) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
12 ounce bottle, at work .. Pours out copper .. Mild head foam, lacing is decent .. . Caramel bark, dried grass, mango skin, & dried gas station fruit .. Feels a bit muted but generally a nice beer .. . . I have owned 56 pairs of socks in my life,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmillerstl (20) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2016
Great aroma, and flavor. Nice and typical of the style. Overall good representation of the style. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is spicy hops and malt. Taste is slight spicy hops, a little earthy. Nice malt backbone. OK beer, so-so lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5027) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Poured amber. Off-white head. Nose of citrus and pine. Medium body. Flavor is citrus and some tropical fruit like mango. Bitter pine finish. Good drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2216) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Crushed in the presence of Jakebra. One solid IPA. Balanced as hell. Really enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OzarkElmo (317) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a medium, slightly cloudy orange with moderate head, good lacing remaining throughout. Solid IPA with plenty citrus/floral on the nose. Well-balanced, just dry enough for my taste. Nice effort!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (808) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Id never heard of Excel until today. Not a bad effort considering where this brewery is located. Murky orange-copper color with a smallish white head. Aroma is piney hops, a tiny, tiny bit of tropical fruit. Tastes of pine and citrus hops (citrus at first, then the pine resin takes over) with some malt sweetness, but not enough for this to be close to balanced. Its almost a good IPA, but needs better balance to get it close to "good" status.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Really good. Candy taste and mild fruity hops. Poured from 12oz bottle at itap in St. Louis.


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