STLIPA | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
urbanchestnut.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by birchstick on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
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Photo of caustin90
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of hoppytobehere
2.33/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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!

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Photo of dertyd
2.61/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Verry malty almost hides the hops absolutely no bitterness

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Photo of sil1
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Zinck
2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle.

L: Slightly hazy orange with white head. Good lacing.

S: Grapefruit/spice resembling Chinook and Willamette. Some subtle noble aroma.

T: Firm bitterness upfront, followed by citrus/spice/noble flavor with lasting American hop taste. Enough malt to back up the hops but no malty/bready flavor.

F: Medium mouth feel with plenty of hop body. Gives me the hop burps.

O: Lower alcohol Imperial IPA (certainly not double the stats of an IPA), with a balanced blend of American and noble hops; I'd call it a solid IPA. Good to see a brewery that focuses on old styles bringing in a more modern recipe.

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Photo of RMelyon
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not sure if I got this old, off a dirty tap line, or what. Bad malt flavor masked everything, and I barely got any pine or tropical fruit flavor. A lot of that bad musty copper flavor going on. Thankfully it was at a company event so I took 3 sips and had a buddy check to see if I was crazy about something being off. He claimed it was just a bad brew. I'm unconvinced they WANTED the beer to taste like that. After that, just left the glass on the bar.

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Photo of clager
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a pint bottle

L: Light orange, slightly hazy, minimal head

S: Mild malt scent, little bit of pine and nuttiness, not much else coming through for me.

T: Alcohol up front (surprised it was only 8%) with a bready flavor and notes of floral, pine, nuts, and coconut. Bitterness hits at the end and lingers, which I liked.

F: Not as well-carbonated as I would like (and it was fresh)

O: Fairly well-balanced DIPA, less malty than most which I appreciated but mix of flavors was undesirable for me. I think dry hopping it with some Citra, Amarillo, SImcoe or something would really make this a good beer.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Kmlund
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of roger617
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of IPA1978
3.2/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rob1cain
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of swetsastonic
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of kemoarps
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of KegsAndEggs
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ajs4bd
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of MJBrierley
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of AlexFields
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of ubenumber2
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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STLIPA from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.81 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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