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Aviator Brewing Company

Aviator Brewing Company
ChopShop Session IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Aviator Brewing Company
ChopShop Session IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Golden amber color. Complex, fruity, floral aromas of lemon herb scone, citrus butter, cedar chest, and parmesan chips with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, long grilled limes, kumquats and papaya, peppered rapini, and roasted parsnip finish. A solid, hop-forward pale ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: lemon herb scone, citrus butter, cedar chest, and parmesan chips
Taste Flavor: grilled limes, kumquats and papaya, peppered rapini, and roasted parsnip
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gyros, Chicken Shawarma, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, hop-forward pale ale.

The Producer

Aviator Brewing Company

The Producer
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
USA
1 919-567-2337

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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