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Prairie Street Brewing

Prairie Street Brewing
Prairie Street IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Prairie Street Brewing
Prairie Street IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.4%
Minutely hazy deep amber color. Aromas of spicy citrus custard, toasty pannetone, and buttery jalapeño cornbread toast with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length chocolate mint cookie, rapini with citrus zest, and rosemary finish. A very nice dry, astringently hoppy IPA that hits all the right notes and cleanses the palate.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: spicy citrus custard, toasty pannetone, and buttery jalapeño cornbread toast
Taste Flavor: chocolate mint cookie, rapini with citrus zest, and rosemary
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sloppy Joe’s, Chili, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice dry, astringently hoppy IPA that hits all the right notes and cleanses the palate.

The Producer

Prairie Street Brewing Co.

The Producer
200 Prairie Street
Rockford, IL 61107
USA
1 815-621-7468

American Style IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
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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