Full Review

COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works
Alpha Hive Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

COOP Ale Works
Alpha Hive Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.9%
Gold color. Aromas of dried citrus and mint, waxy orange blossom honeycomb, and grilled herb baguette with a chewy, lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, elegant, long spiced tropical fruits and melon, rapini, and pine needle finish. A brawny, chewy IIPA that will satisfy hop heads.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: dried citrus and mint, waxy orange blossom honeycomb, and grilled herb baguette
Taste Flavor: spiced tropical fruits and melon, rapini, and pine needle
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brawny, chewy IIPA that will satisfy hop heads.

The Producer

Coop Ale Works

The Producer
4745 Council Heights Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
USA
1 405-842-2667

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.