Another IPA review this one from the South Carolina based Westbrook Brewing Company. I very often grab a few cans from this brewery when I am in NY to beer shop, I have also enjoyed their One Claw Rye Pale Ale quite a bit in the past. I have had this one a few times as well in the past but glad to finally be getting a review of it on the site. I always love their can artwork, they always use such nice colors and the cans all appear to have hand drawn designs on them, this one has elephants. Westbrook IPA comes in at 6.8% and 65 IBUs.
Appearance: A very light but bright orange color with a nice 2 finger head that produces some decent lacing. As I said above, it comes in a can too which is always a nice bonus for me.
Nose: Super dank fresh hop smell. Lots of pine and tropical fruit aromas coming at you. It really has such an intense fruity aroma almost smells like fruit punch gatorade or a fruit roll up. The nose on this beer is really impressive.
Taste/Mouth: Piney earthy hop bitterness dominant up front. It has a really clean refreshing mouthfeel to it though which finishes slightly dry. You can pick up some tropical fruit in the taste as well. Really a highly drinkable IPA that is light and crisp. Could definitely put down many of these.
Price/Availability: Both are pretty good if your on the east coast and in a state where Westbrook distributes. I go to NY to get my Westbrook as we don’t get it in NJ. Price of a single can is ~$2.
Overall: Love this beer. A great offering from Westbrook. I could just smell this beer all day, well and drink it too. Nose is just so dank. I will always grab a few of these when I see them. Can’t wait to try more of their stuff.