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The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
West Alice Imperial Belgian IPA

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.6%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
West Alice Imperial Belgian IPA

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.6%
Medium bright amber color. Buttery, fruity, floral, perfumed, spicy aromas of fresh brioche, flower stems, and fresh firewood with a round, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-long juniper berry, black tea, and grassy finish. A hoppy, boozy Belgian for IPA converts.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: fresh brioche, flower stems, and fresh firewood
Taste Flavor: juniper berry, black tea, and grassy
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Pork Chops, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hoppy, boozy Belgian for IPA converts.

The Producer

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Producer
2922 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
1 612-821-0101

Belgian Style IPA

Beer Glass Thistle Amber.jpg
Serve in a Thistle
Belgian style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. A marriage of pale malt, American hops and Belgian yeast, Belgian-style IPAs are one of the more recent styles quickly gaining recognition. While commonly deemed too bitter for Belgian audiences, these beers are quickly gaining popularity in the US. While the style is still in development, it is typically high in alcohol, and can be thought of as a hybrid of an American IPA and Belgian-style Tripel. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA and Flossmoor Station Hop Central.

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