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Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Hop Orgy IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Hop Orgy IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Amber color. Alliaceous aromas and flavors of garlic and onion marmalade on toast, nougat, peach and citrus yogurt, and cedar shavings with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with accents of toasted fruit bread and grilled citrus finish. A flavorful, lightly chewy IPA that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: garlic and onion marmalade on toast, nougat, peach and citrus yogurt, and cedar shavings
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of toasted fruit bread and grilled citrus
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavorful, lightly chewy IPA that is sure to please.

The Producer

Shmaltz Brewing Co

The Producer
6 Fairchild Square
Clifton Park, NY 12065
USA

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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