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Fairport Brewing Co.

Fairport Brewing Co.
"Church & Main" IPA English Style IPA

Category: English Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Fairport Brewing Co.
"Church & Main" IPA English Style IPA

Category: English Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
Cloudy dark copper color. Bright, toasty aromas of lemon nut scone, herb bread, and brown sugar with a velvety, vibrant, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length caramelized grains and nuts, dried citrus and fruits, and roasted carrot finish. A nice snappy ipa with balanced maltiness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, malty & hoppy
Aroma Aroma: lemon nut scone, herb bread, and brown sugar
Taste Flavor: caramelized grains and nuts, dried citrus and fruits, and roasted carrot
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Sloppy Joe’s, Turkey Meatballs, Mild Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice snappy ipa with balanced maltiness.

The Producer

Fairport Brewing Co.

The Producer
99 South Main Street
Fairport, NY 14450
USA
1 585-678-6728

English Style IPA

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5-7% in alcohol. They are characterized by classic English hop aromas and a drying 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. This style, probably not anywhere near as bitter as it was when destined for India, continues to be brewed in a toned down manner in the UK and is undergoing a mini-revival at present. This style can be brewed anywhere, as long as English malt and hops are featured. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Meantime India Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s India Pale Ale, Goose Island India Pale Ale and Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale.

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