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Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Hop Shovel IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Hop Shovel IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Hazy golden amber color. Chemical aromas of overripe green apple, roasted nuts and citrus, and pine bark with a slightly chewy, racy, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long pineapple-grapefruit custard tart, kale and rapini, pepper, and roasted root vegetable finish. A chewy, piney IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, Malty, Rich & Heavy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: overripe green apple, roasted nuts and citrus, and pine bark
Taste Flavor: pineapple-grapefruit custard tart, kale and rapini, pepper, and roasted root vegetable
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, piney IPA.

The Producer

Bear Republic Brewing Company

The Producer
110 Sandholm Lane #10
Cloverdale, CA 95425
USA
1 707-894-2722

American Style IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
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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