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Branchline Brewing Company

Branchline Brewing Company
"The Visitor" IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Branchline Brewing Company
"The Visitor" IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Light bright old gold color. Bright, clean, citrusy aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, panettone, carob bar, and pine needle with an even, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish evoking shades of citrus custard, herbs, and earth finish. A wonderfully fresh, clean and balanced IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & hoppy
Aroma Aroma: caramelized fruits and nuts, panettone, carob bar, and pine needle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of citrus custard, herbs, and earth
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully fresh, clean and balanced IPA.

The Producer

Branchline Brewing

The Producer
3633 Metro Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78247
USA
1 361-290-8817

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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