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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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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HCAnderson (5) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
This is the best IPA I’ve every had! Tons of aroma from the first wort hopping that lends your palette a floral and citrusy note. Some of the hops include citra and simcoe which gives a bit of grapefruit flavor to it. It’s not as hoppy as most IPAs because of the malt that’s added to balance the intense flavor. Not to mention, it won 1st place at GABF in the IPA category! Definitely recommended!

4.8
trand111 (1) - arroyo grande, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
extremely well balanced beer without the overbearing hops that any of the hoppy beers go for today with an incredible floral or grapefruity aftertaste with a nice long tongue searing aftertaste.....an incredible beer

4.8
thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On tap at capitol beer fest. Aroma is perfect balance of citrus and dank. Flavor is nice sticky hop residue. Probably the best ipa I’ve had in a while. Nice head clear bright orange.

4.5
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pours amber with a white head. Nice hop aroma. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Hop forward IPA. Light body. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma is mildly hoppy with notes of citrus fruits (tangerine and grapefruit). A crisp, smooth beer that tastes of the afformentioned citrus fruits. One of the better IPAs I’ve had. Delicious.


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