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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
STLIPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
STLIPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Gold color. Earthy aromas and flavors of honey toasted zucchini bread, chocolate citrus peels and nuts, carrot cake, and honeydew sorbet with a slightly chewy, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a warming, distinctive, long finish with notes of tropical fruit punch and pastries, radishes, and celery jam on rye finish. A complex and captivating double IPA with great sweet and savory notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: honey toasted zucchini bread, chocolate citrus peels and nuts, carrot cake, and honeydew sorbet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tropical fruit punch and pastries, radishes, and celery jam on rye
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and captivating double IPA with great sweet and savory notes.

The Producer

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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

Imperial IPA

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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.