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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
FireGlider (579) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2015
Lively orange color with medium white head. Smell is citrus but not to strong. Citrus and hop aroma. Taste is light to medium bitter. Medium body with nice medium lasting aftertaste. Really refreshing.

3.3
Diabobale (504) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
Dal colore dorato carico, leggermente velato, con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca, molto fine e assai persistente, questa ipa, ancora fresca (4 mesi), presenta note molto agrumate (arancia amara e mandarino) e fruttate (albicocca), con qualche punta resinosa. Il dramma però è la presenza del malto troppo evidente: quelli caramellati rilasciano troppe note dal sapore di carruba. Ha un corpo tendente al watery, con una buona carbonazione. Al palato ritroviamo le stesse note del naso, ma con una marcata presenza dell’amaro. La bevuta è scorrevole e il finale molto secco lascia il palato abbastanza pulito.

4.3
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Soft, inviting aroma smelling of citrus and maple sugar. A nice deep amber color. Pleasingly bitter. Lively carbonation. Bitter long-lasting finish.

3.7
klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - OCT 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 Pours haze reddish orange, with creamy two fingers high head. Visually moderate carbonation. Aroma with malty notes of bread, biscuit and various fruity esters, with notes of grapefruit, oranges, tangerine. Flavor is firstly slightly malty, with bread and caramel like character, then become bitter, with hoppy/bitter dry finish. Hop bitterness is moderate high, but very well balanced with malty backbone. Fruity flavors are also present, with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine and oranges. Body is moderate full, texture is sticky, smooth, carbonation moderate medium.

4
DrNosha (2280) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Rotbraune Farbe, wenig cremiger Schaum. Tolles Hopfenaroma. Citrus, Harz, Aprikose. Geschmack kräftige Kräuter und Fruchtnoten. Aprikose, Malz, cremiges Mundgefühl. Langer Abgang. Klasse Bier.

3.3
budedou (963) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
Clear orange with white head. Aromas of citrus, apricot, and floral hops. Flavors of citrus hops, honey and caramel. Lively carbonation and a clean bitter finish.

3.7
Calisky (2916) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 27, 2015
Couleur ambrée, légèrement trouble, très légère mousse. Nez houblonné résineux avec note citrique et malt-caramel. Gout houblonné résineux et citrique (peux etre un peu trop de citra a mon gout) avec note maltée-caramel, amandes amères. Forte amertume en fin de bouche.

3.3
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bomber. Golden amber pour, with a white head. Citrusy hops, pine, caramel malt, kind of sweet, bitterness, and bread. Ok, nothing special.

3.4
bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Poured from the bomber into an English pint glass. Light amber with minimal cream colored head. Aroma is primarily light and citrusy but there seem to be some dark fruit notes lurking in the background. Flavor has some biscuity malt up front with some earthy and citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and body is slightly heavy. Not a bad IPA, but I’m not seeing what all of the fuss is about? Wondering if I got an old bottle as there is no date, although it looks like other reviewers are having similar thoughts as of late, so perhaps a quality control issue?

3.7
maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Bomber. Piney nose, with some citrus, quite fruity, and a bit of fumes. Light amber/orange color, fluffy thick head. Sweetish caramel initial, piney, peach, light tropical fruit (maybe mango), good bittering in finish. Medium heavy body. Fairly well balaced and very drinkable. Good.


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