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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
H.M.S. English IPA

Category: English Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
H.M.S. English IPA

Category: English Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
Minutely hazy old gold color. Odd, vegetal aromas and flavors of orange-pear soufflé, roasted nectarines, banana and brussels sprouts, ham and beans, and herb salt with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, fast finish that exhibits notes of apricot and lemon marmalade on scone, arugula, wheatgrass, and turnip and potato peels finish. A funky, earthy, and very savory IPA for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, malty, funky & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: orange-pear soufflé, roasted nectarines, banana and Brussels sprouts, ham and beans, and herb salt
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apricot and lemon marmalade on scone, arugula, wheatgrass, and turnip and potato peels
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Ham With Mostarda, Dried Fruit Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Mild Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, earthy, and very savory IPA for the table.

The Producer

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

The Producer
4465 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
USA
1 314-222-0143

Their Portfolio

91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Innovator" Belgian Dark Strong Ale 10.5% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Apotheosis" Saison 5.3% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company H.M.S. English IPA 6.3% (USA)
91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company STLIPA Double IPA 8% (USA)
93 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Fantasyland Midwest Coast IPA 6.8% (USA)
88 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Trafalgar Bitter Ale 4% (USA)
85 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Maximilian Weizenbock 6.5% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Mercator" 6.3% (USA)
97 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Pierre’s Wit (USA)
88 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cuvée de Pêche 6.5% (USA)
84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cherry Thrale’s Russian Imperial Stout 10% (USA)
92 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Kinsale Foreign Export Stout 7% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cocoa CowTao Chocolate Milk Stout 4.2% (USA)
90 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Chouteau Joe Coffee Stout 5.2% (USA)
91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company STLIPA 8% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Fantasyland West Coast IPA 6.8% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company XAVER Nach Altbayerischer Brauart Old World Wheat Ale 5.8% (USA)
86 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Schnickelfritz Bavarian Style Wheat Ale 4.8% (USA)
84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Ku’damm Berliner Style Weiss 4.2% (USA)
93 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Ku’damm Berliner Weisse Bock 6.2% (USA)
90 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Zwickel Helles Lager 5.1% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Stammtisch Pilsner 5.4% (USA)
84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Urban Underdog Lager 4.7% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Oachkatzlschwoaf 5.4% (USA)
89 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Dorfbier 4.8% (USA)

English Style IPA

Beer Glass Nonic Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5-7% in alcohol. They are characterized by classic English hop aromas and a drying 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. This style, probably not anywhere near as bitter as it was when destined for India, continues to be brewed in a toned down manner in the UK and is undergoing a mini-revival at present. This style can be brewed anywhere, as long as English malt and hops are featured. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Meantime India Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s India Pale Ale, Goose Island India Pale Ale and Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale.

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