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Church Street Brewing Company

Church Street Brewing Company
Brimstone IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.8%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Church Street Brewing Company
Brimstone IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.8%
Dusty deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of lemon yogurt, yeasty fruitcake, and hint of latex and cleanser with a satiny, crisp, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, appealing, medium-long finish revealing nuances of pine, caramelized grapefruit and radishes, and coconut milk finish. A bold, chewy hoppy IPA with lots of tropical notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Malty, Hoppy & Funky
Aroma Aroma: lemon yogurt, yeasty fruitcake, and hint of latex and cleanser
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of pine, caramelized grapefruit and radishes, and coconut milk
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken, Beef Teriyaki, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, chewy hoppy IPA with lots of tropical notes.

The Producer

Church Street Brewing Co.

The Producer
1480 Industrial Drive Unit C
Itasca, IL 60143
USA
1 630-438-5725

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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