Full Review

Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Wishbone Session Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Wishbone Session Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Brilliant old gold color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of lemon herb muffin, dried pineapple and mango, and nougat with a silky, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, intricate, long finish that presents accents of peppered nuts, pine, and grilled grapefruit finish. A flavor packed and surprisingly sessionable IIPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: lemon herb muffin, dried pineapple and mango, and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of peppered nuts, pine, and grilled grapefruit
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Orange Chicken, Chicken Fajitas, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavor packed and surprisingly sessionable IIPA.

The Producer

Shmaltz Brewing Co

The Producer
6 Fairchild Square
Clifton Park, NY 12065
USA

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.