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Reuben’s Brews

Reuben’s Brews
Life on Mars IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Reuben’s Brews
Life on Mars IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
Dusty amber color. Grassy aromas of caramelized citrus, honey roasted nuts, and grass and pine blossom with an finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long orange pepper, radicchio, and candied yams finish. A rich chewy IPA, bordering on a double, that delivers a boat load of hop flavor and bitterness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: caramelized citrus, honey roasted nuts, and grass and pine blossom
Taste Flavor: orange pepper, radicchio, and candied yams
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Queso Fundido, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich chewy IPA, bordering on a double, that delivers a boat load of hop flavor and bitterness.

The Producer

Reuben’s Brews, LLC

The Producer
5010 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
USA
1 206-753-9583

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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