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BrickStone Brewery

BrickStone Brewery
Hop Skip IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.75%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

BrickStone Brewery
Hop Skip IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.75%
Brilliant gold color. Tropical, hoppy complex aromas and flavors of caramelized mangos and pineapples, pepper herb muffin, pine blossom, and sage with an crisp, fizzy, fruity sweet medium body and an effortless, appealing, breezy finish with elements of honeyed grapefruit peel, spicy orange soufflé, roasted sweet potato, and birch bark finish. A great tropical, new-school IPA that will appeal to "citra heads".

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, hoppy & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: caramelized mangos and pineapples, pepper herb muffin, pine blossom, and sage
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of honeyed grapefruit peel, spicy orange soufflé, roasted sweet potato, and birch bark
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Salmon Burger, Chicken Teriyaki, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great tropical, new-school IPA that will appeal to "citra heads".

The Producer

BrickStone Brewery

The Producer
557 Latham Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
USA
1 708-574-2932

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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