Full Review

Empire Brewing Co.

Empire Brewing Co.
Particle City IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Empire Brewing Co.
Particle City IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Brilliant hazy golden amber color. Exotic, fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of grilled citrus, dried herbs and lavender, pine and chive blossoms, and waffle with a chewy, vibrant, effervescent, saline medium-full body and a medium-to-long finish revealing suggestions of au gratin potatoes, butter roasted corn, citrus and root vegetables, and mint jam on pepper bread finish. An intriguing and exotically savory IPA that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grilled citrus, dried herbs and lavender, pine and chive blossoms, and waffle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of au gratin potatoes, butter roasted corn, citrus and root vegetables, and mint jam on pepper bread
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Mushroom Pizza, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing and exotically savory IPA that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

Empire Brewing Co.

The Producer
33 Rippleton Rd
Cazenovia, NY 13035
USA
1 315-665-2337

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
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.