Full Review

Short Fuse Brewing Co.

Short Fuse Brewing Co.
Bee-33

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Short Fuse Brewing Co.
Bee-33

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Dull gold color. Dank aromas and flavors of roasted citrus and root vegetables, praline, corn with ham and beans, and frisee and edible with a chewy, lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish conveying accents of orange marmalade on rye raisin toast, candied mangos, and peppered greens finish. A big chewy double IPA with nice tropical fruit notes and a big wallop of refreshing bitterness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Malty, Rich & Heavy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: roasted citrus and root vegetables, praline, corn with ham and beans, and frisee and edible
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of orange marmalade on rye raisin toast, candied mangos, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big chewy double IPA with nice tropical fruit notes and a big wallop of refreshing bitterness.

The Producer

Short Fuse Brewing Co.

The Producer
5000 N. River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
USA
1 608-669-0259

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.