STLIPA - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.18/5 rDev +7.5%
Presentation: 16oz heavy glass bottle; nice label with info on the beer. No best-by date, sadly. Thanks to Russ G. for the chance to try this!
Appearance: Into my laser-etched Harp imperial tulip, this pours a somewhat hazy pale medium orange hue, capped with a large, creamy antique ivory cap which shows good retention and big sheets of lacing.
Smell: Very nice blend of hoppy aromas, balancing piney, herbal, citrus, and (non-citrus) fruity notes together. The hop blend (Sterling, Cascade, Mt. Hood, Willamette, Chinook) is perhaps a bit odd, but it really works here...everything blends and melds together quite nicely, and lacks the 2-dimensional nature that many IPAs and DIPAs seem to have. No real malt presence, just a hint of sugary sweetness.
Taste: Fruity (though not overly citric) and darkly herbal hops lead here. A bit of pine and a whisper of ctirus. Very light malt character, but the malt and soft-yet-noticeably-warming alcohol presence make this feel substantial.
Mouthfeel: Rich and soft on the palate, lacking the harshness of a lot of DIPAs.
Overall: One of the better IPAs/DIPAs I've had. It's not up to the Pliny level (since that's the bar that many IPAs are measured against), but it's got more depth and complexity than many, and the soft mouthfeel, along with a nicely balanced (but not harsh) bitterness and moderate alcohol levels are extremely present. This may or may not be fresh; I'll definitely pick up some next time I'm done in St. Louis if it's around, however.
01-28-2013 03:10:27 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -9.3%
The STLIPA was a decent beer from Chestnut. The beer poured a hazy orange with white head that did not leave a lace. The scent was of fresh hops with slight citrus lean. The taste was bolstered by a sweet malt base that had bitter hops present throughout. The beer reminded me more of an English style than west coast style. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is good....not the best IPA I've ever had but certainly worth a try.
07-07-2014 00:47:14 | More by WoodBrew
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours a chill hazed amber with a pinky of eggshell colored head. Never really clears, great lacing & good head retention
S: Faint pineapple, some breadyness, then grapefruit & passion fruit
T: Breadyness, faint grapefruit, pears & lemon zest up front. Grapefruit pith, pineyness, dryness, a little bit of peach & pears as this warms. Finishes with a big grapefruit pop & some pineapple & dryness & a little bit of pear
MF: Medium bodied, delicate carbonation, good balance
Could easily pass as an AIPA, very drinkable, ABV is well hidden
04-24-2014 05:17:02 | More by russpowell
3.91/5 rDev +0.5%
Murky and cloudy yellowish-orang body with an aggressive white head. No lacing it good head retention.
Real nice tropical aromatics of mango and pineapple and light floral perfume.
Tropical fruit flavors, mostly mango. Bready malt and way too boozy, especially for 8.5%. It's a little harsh overall.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. It's somewhat soft.
This has good aromatics and flavor but is a bit rough and boozy.
04-04-2013 00:21:53 | More by Vonerichs
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured on draft in St Louis while watching the USA World Cup match.
A: Hazy golden amber with soapy one finger off white head that left some sticky lacing.
S: Pine resin, grapefruit, and some faint pineapple.
T: Light citrus, honey, orange peel, and some bready malts.
M: Full bodied but not heavy leaving some hop oils on the tongue.
O: Good basic DIPA. I would grab a pint whenever I'm in the area.
06-23-2014 01:30:37 | More by richj1970
STLIPA from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.