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Brimstone IPA - Church Street Brewing Company

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Brimstone IPABrimstone IPA

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 03-14-2013)
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

csmartin6, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%

The Church Street Brimstone is ok...nothing fantastic. The poured a hazy golder with essentially no head and no lace. The scent was malty leaning toward the sweeter side. The taste was also bolstered by sweet malt...with a bitterness at the end which was grapefruit leaning. The mouthfeel was medium in body with so so carbonation. Overall its ok....worth a taste sure.

WoodBrew, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

lawlerj, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

mjc3151, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -14.5%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%

Bottles just showed up locally today...

Bright saturated orange, fluffy billowing head that rises above the rim in craggy peaks, with spotty lace all around the glass. After awhile it fades to a broken surface skim.

Citrusy hop aroma with some light malt sweetness, pungent and resinous, tangerine pith and zest from the peels.

Firmly bitter with a big citrusy Cascade hop taste. Tangerine and grapefruit, exotic papaya, bitter citrus peel. Fairly complex and nuanced, this is undoubtedly very fresh. Medium bodied and light on the palate, easily drinkable. Surprisingly this is very good.

emerge077, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

enelson, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -14.5%

matjack85, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +14%

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new local brew coming out of Itasca, Illinois.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - Pours a nice burnt sienna orange colored body with two fingers of off-white foam for a head. Semi-clear with a slight haze. Some stringy lacing, but none sticks.

S - Smell is of dirty herbal earthiness, fresh earthy vegetal greens, grapefruit hop bitterness, lemongrass, papaya, and some bready malt.

T - Taste is light and floral, fruity, and tropical. Good hop bitterness with solid citrus fruits and bready malt balanced nicely. Grapefruit, lemon, orange, and maybe just a hint of peppercorn. Tastes very fresh, above all.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with minimal resinous hop bitterness lingering. A nice clean finish.

Overall, a nice introduction to this new brewery for me; I am definitely looking forward to trying out more of these beers. In all, a solid IPA offering from these guys, definitely recommended if it is available to you.

Church Street Brewing Brimstone IPA ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Kubrickx, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ssimpson89, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

RussBeercier, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

BeerGreg, Feb 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%

Served in a tumbler.

Is it bad that I immediately recall scenes of The Binding of Isaac whenever I hear the word brimstone? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear golden-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises earthy greens, lemon peel, light orange rind, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis leaning toward the earthy greens and the grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice, decently-balanced IPA, straight up.

TMoney2591, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

brandoman63, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

maxcoinage, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

KingBiscuit, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dedbeer, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

thewimperoo, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

oldvines, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

spycow, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

SCZ, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

CSO, Jul 21, 2014
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Brimstone IPA from Church Street Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.