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High Heel Brewing

High Heel Brewing
Too Hop’d To Handle IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.4%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

High Heel Brewing
Too Hop’d To Handle IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.4%
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of dried mangos and coconut, vanilla greek yogurt, and playdoh and putty with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, brisk finish with accents of rapini, peppered citrus, and pine cone finish. A brawny, bitter IIPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Hoppy, Malty & Funky
Aroma Aroma: dried mangos and coconut, vanilla Greek yogurt, and Playdoh and putty
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of rapini, peppered citrus, and pine cone
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Deep Fried Ice Cream, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brawny, bitter IIPA.

The Producer

High Heel Brewing

The Producer
8820 Ladue Road, Suite 203
Saint Louis, MO 63124
USA
1 314-596-7458

Imperial IPA

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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.