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STLIPA - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%


Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We pronounce it “sta-leep-ah”; you pronounce it how you like. STLIPA, which is the acronym for St. Louis India Pale Ale, is actually a DIPA (Double or Imperial IPA, double the stats of a traditional IPA). We hope it’s a “sleepe” that you’ll include in your set of favorite DIPA’s from one of the best beer cities in the world St. Louis. Hops- Sterling, Cascade, Mt. Hood, Willamette, Chinook.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: birchstick on 05-11-2011)
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with an impresssive head that perches on the hazy amber liquid; very nice lacing action

Smell: Citrusy, with tangerine and grapefruit tones; biscuity malts underneath

Taste: The citrusy elements hit the tastebuds right away, bringing both grapefruit and tangerine flavors with the biscuity malts adding some depth underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice DIPA which showcases the hops without a big malt distraction

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 22:58:31 | More by brentk56
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml

Another big thanks goes out to Mr. Mark for this one! Although there's a slight haze the tangerine orange body still manages to glimmer when backlit. When not backlit there's a rubbed bronze quality to the body. A bright white head grows to two fingers and as it settles leaves impressive lace in its wake.

I fear this beer may be a couple weeks older than I'd like. There's a bit of tea leaf hoppiness to the otherwise bright citrus. A pale malt base includes cereal grain, toast, and a touch of caramel. The hop profile consists of candied citrus peel, orange marmalade, and sweetened grapefruit. A faint whiff of booziness hits on a deep pull.

This beer may be fresher than the nose led me to believe. I get none of that tea leaf hoppiness. What I do get is a bright citric twist with added sugars, think candy and jam. I'm a big fan of the malt profile. It's pale, obviously, but has a lot of depth. Caramel, grain, and sugar cookie all play roles in the malt base. I'm a fan.

The body weighs in at moderate with a carbonation that's creates a decadent smoothness. The finish isn't immediately dry but does dry up rather quickly. The bitterness is easy up front but grows to moderate plus about halfway through the bottle and lingers. Nicely done!

STLIPA isn't mind blowing but it's all around a damn fine IPA. I'd love to try this beer a couple days after release and taste the brightness. The malt profile shows more depth than most with a juicy citric hoppiness. More of these in my future? Of course.

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STLIPA from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.