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Stanley Park Brewing

Stanley Park Brewing
Trail Hopper IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Stanley Park Brewing
Trail Hopper IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.8%
Old gold color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon rind, thyme honeycomb, pine blossom, and hint of turkey jerky with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of orange pepper jelly on raisin toast and endive and mint finish. A nice savory IPA that will pair nicely with a wide variety of dishes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Crisp & Light, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: candied lemon rind, thyme honeycomb, pine blossom, and hint of turkey jerky
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of orange pepper jelly on raisin toast and endive and mint
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fajitas, Baked Ham, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory IPA that will pair nicely with a wide variety of dishes.

The Producer

Stanley Park Brewing

The Producer
465 Fraser View Place
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
Canada

American Style IPA

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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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