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Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery
Spruce Tip IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Stevens Point Brewery
Spruce Tip IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
Copper color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of expressed citrus peels, pine cone and bark and sap with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a warming, engaging, long finish with touches of radicchio, peppered cocoa, and rosemary muffin finish. A nice bitter IPA to cleanse the palate.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: expressed citrus peels, pine cone and bark and sap
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of radicchio, peppered cocoa, and rosemary muffin
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice bitter IPA to cleanse the palate.

The Producer

Stevens Point Brewery

The Producer
2617 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5248
USA
1 715-344-9310

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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