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Church Street Brewing Company

Church Street Brewing Company
Fire IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Church Street Brewing Company
Fire IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
Pale golden amber color. Grainy aromas of honeyed fruits, toasted bread, and apple-pumpkin tart with a round, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-to-long coconut mango custard, peppered nuts, rapini, and hint of peach brandy finish. A nice creamy, lightly warming IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Malty, Rich & Heavy & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: honeyed fruits, toasted bread, and apple-pumpkin tart
Taste Flavor: coconut mango custard, peppered nuts, rapini, and hint of peach brandy
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pastrami Sandwich, Pork Kebobs, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice creamy, lightly warming IPA.

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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