Fire IPA - Church Street Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
12 oz. bottle, with a space for a bottled on date but it has been left blank. Another new local brew to me from Church Street Brewing Co., out of Itasca, Illinois. I have been generally impressed with these guys so far, so my expectations are good.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - Pours a nice cloudy orange colored body with one finger of soapy white head that sticks around and leaves some nice scraggly lacing. Standard appearance for the style, but it looks nice.
S - The smell is interesting, to be sure - caramel malt, creaminess / soapiness, very fruity and tropical smelling - elderberries come to mind in particular. Some very interesting hops used here that I'm not too familiar with - Zythos and Motueka.
T - Ah yes, these were some truly interesting hop varieties used here. Lightly piney and bitter, but this IPA is much more tropical and berry tasting than many IPA's. Earthy caramel / toffee malt noticeable, but I'm not really pulling out any distinct rye, which the bottle says there is some.
M - The feel is smooth and creamy, bitter and dry on the finish. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, a unique and interesting new local IPA in a sea of IPA's that all seem to taste the same. This was definitely a pleasant surprise. I will be looking into more of this.
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06-23-2014 03:53:02 | More by mfnmbvp
Fire IPA from Church Street Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.