Full Review

Merchants Keep

Merchants Keep
IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Merchants Keep
IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Minutely hazy light amber color. Aromas of fruit loops cereal, mango smoothie, and hints of fresh herbs with a crisp, spritzy, dry medium body and a warming, brisk fresh citrus and endive finish. Balanced bitterness and a fruity profile; a good crowdpleaser.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: fruit loops cereal, mango smoothie, and hints of fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: fresh citrus and endive
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Balanced bitterness and a fruity profile; a good crowdpleaser.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-425-7394

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American Style IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
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.