Full Review

Shoreline Brewery

Shoreline Brewery
Sum Nug Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Shoreline Brewery
Sum Nug Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.6%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of nougat, orange-mango marmalade, toasted hawaiian bread, and herbs with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long finish that exhibits nuances of sweet and peppery spices, grilled radicchio, and pine finish. A robust, satisfying IIPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: nougat, orange-mango marmalade, toasted Hawaiian bread, and herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of sweet and peppery spices, grilled radicchio, and pine
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, satisfying IIPA.

The Producer

Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant

The Producer
208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
USA
1 219-879-4677

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
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.