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Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery
"Grateful Red" IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Capital Brewery
"Grateful Red" IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
Clear dark copper color. Lively, fruity aromas of caramelized tropical fruits, grapefruit-apricot custard, and mocha latte with a silky, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length tootsie roll, fruit caramel, grapefruit marmalade, and watercress finish. A nicely sessionable, fruity ipa.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, hoppy, malty & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: caramelized tropical fruits, grapefruit-apricot custard, and mocha latte
Taste Flavor: tootsie roll, fruit caramel, grapefruit marmalade, and watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Orange Chicken, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely sessionable, fruity ipa.
The Producer

Capital Brewery Co.

The Producer
7734 Terrace Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
USA
1 608-836-7100
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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