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STLIPA - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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STLIPASTLIPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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2/5  rDev -48.7%

caustin90, Jun 07, 2014
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2.29/5  rDev -41.3%

Big bottle, 16 oz or so. No indication of how old this is.

A: Amber body, no haze to it. Nice head and decent retention.

S: Malt, caramel, sugar. No hop profile. Not a good start.

T: Malt bomb. No hop bitterness at all. Very unbalanced.

M: Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is fine.

O: I'm always cautious of buying undated bottles, but this is local and from a popular beer store. But I got burned. Tired of wasting my money on this crap. Date your bottles!

hoppytobehere, Jul 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

sil1, Feb 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

memphischas, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

roger617, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Thorpe429, May 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

swetsastonic, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

kemoarps, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

KegsAndEggs, Nov 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Knuckles_Nuclear, Jun 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

ajs4bd, May 28, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -14.4%

Pours a golden amber with a tall thick head.

Smells of lemony citrus, flowers, fruity yeast (banana?), and a buttery character that reminds me of an ESB.

Taste is spicy floral hops, again that buttery ESB character. Slightly unusual but pretty good.

Lots of carbonation, doesn't feel like a DIPA but nice and drinkable.

Pretty good beer, not nearly as hoppy as you'd expect for a DIPA but nice and easy to drink.

6.7/10

AlexFields, Feb 19, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%

A- very hazy pale orange with moderate head and fairly impressive lacing. Aggressive carbonation shows in the glass.

S- kind of boring, light generic hops smell and not much else. Worrisome on the smell--might be stale, but I doubt it from this bottle shop. If there's a date code, I can't find it.

T- much better on the taste, so I doubt it's stale. Flavor of fresh grapefruit hops dominates with light resin flavors. Bitterness lingers nicely. Very light on the malts, like a west coast IPA. Not very yeasty at all.

M- as I mentioned in the appearance section, heavy carbonation. Not overdone, just on the high side--I like that for an IPA. Fairly light body.

Overall a good beer, and not exactly the style I was expecting. A nice one to have opened at 3 pm. Recommended for day drinking, spicy food, and the World Cup.

jealousmonk, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jsh420, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jmccullough108, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

BeerGreg, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

StlHopHead77, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

fumattchu, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

rolltide, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

MrBuckHigh, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

denver10, Jul 16, 2014
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STLIPA from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.