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RATINGS: 230   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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3.3
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Clear golden. Pleasant hoppy aroma of overripe fruits. Flavor of fruity hops and a bit of sweetness. Medium-bodied.

3.8
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Linköping Beer Expo 2015. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, lemongrass, pine apples, mango, peach notes, caramel, some grass. Hoppy floral flavor, pine apples, mango, grapes, some caramel. Very nice IPA.

3.5
miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
IPA ホッピーだけ&

3.7
allmyvinyl (11020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of resin, skunky hops. Taste is oily, bitter, crystal malt at the back for balance. Oily texture, bitter finish. Nice.

4
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAR 18, 2015
355ml bottle from ales by mail. Poured a hazy golden amber colour with a thick white, creamy head. Aromas are caramel, malty with hints of grapefruit. Taste is sweet and toasty, mildly bitter and a strong hoppy finish. It's a delicious beer in my opinion. Very hard to fault.

3.4
ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Golden coloured, small white to off-white head, fruity hoppy nose. Sweet malty, fruity hoppy, light caramel and discreet alcohol with grassy hoppy finish. Good one, better than APA.

3.4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottled (AbM). Goldeny orange colour with some haze, small white head, which does last for quite a bit. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mild resiny notes along with some slight caramel malts, mild biscuity notes as well as some slight herbal edge to it. Flavour is sweet floral and resiny hops along with some slight fruity hops and nice bready and caramel maltiness to it. As it warmed up it did get some mild spiciness to it as well.

3.4
Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle at Brewmasters Theatre of Beer, Clapham. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma has lightly dank hops, toast, pineapple, mango... Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation. Light caramel, lemon drops, orange, sherbet, toast. Nice balance, though it feels a little dulled... Good.

4.3
Phunky1 (2) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
Pours beautifully with a minimal yet healthy head. Crisp and refreshing. Citra hop is evident.

4.1
GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by devman171 at the Annapolis tasting, thanks Devin! Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, pine needles, caramel. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, pine, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Wasn’t expecting much but this was a fantastic surprise.


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