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Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery
Batch 1000 IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Granite City Food & Brewery
Batch 1000 IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.8%
Cloudy copper color. Fruity aromas and flavors of roasted stone fruits, dried citrus, peppery herbs, and isopropyl cotton swab with a round, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish displaying notes of caramelized mango dates, orange balsamic reduction, pepper, and pine finish. A nicely rounded IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: roasted stone fruits, dried citrus, peppery herbs, and isopropyl cotton swab
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramelized mango dates, orange balsamic reduction, pepper, and pine
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hot Dog, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely rounded IPA.

The Producer

Granite City Food & Brewery

The Producer
P.O Box 278
Ellsworth, IA 50075
USA
1 515-836-4060

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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