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Upland Brewing

Upland Brewing
Coastbuster Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Upland Brewing
Coastbuster Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Brilliant light gold color. Bright, toasty, citrusy aromas and flavors of toasted lemon scone, grapefruit marmalade, and nuts with a vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long rapini, orange pepper, and roasted root vegetables finish. A savory, well-balanced IIPA
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, bold & bitter & malty
Aroma Aroma: toasted lemon scone, grapefruit marmalade, and nuts
Taste Flavor: rapini, orange pepper, and roasted root vegetables
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, well-balanced IIPA
The Producer

Upland Brewing Co.

The Producer
350 W 11th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-336-2337
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.