Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

STLIPA | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
STLIPASTLIPA
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
303 Ratings
STLIPASTLIPA
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
Ranking:
#9,715
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
303
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
64
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 303 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a good double ipa, but to me this one is a little generic, especially in the urban chestnut context, I know these cats are creative brewers. it pours like ive seen before, golden and mostly clear with slowly rising bubbles and an inch of white head slowly relaxing. good hop nose, oily and west coast oriented, but with a decent malt backbone and a touch of sweetness that seems to highlight the sweetness of the hoppy oils in both aroma and taste. bitterness is minimal until the finish, where it finally crescendos on the swallow. this reminds me of something lagunitas would make, and not their better stuff. its good, but it isn't original. it was also a little filling with a bigger body, and could probably stand a little more carbonation. not a bad beer, but not up to the standards I have in my head for urban chestnut.

edit: this beer has improved over time, or maybe it was just way more fresh in my recent experience, but man, i was really impressed with this one on a recent trip to the brewery, have to raise a few category scores on my initial review to reflect the improvements, whatever the origins, this is now so fresh and juicy, drier than i remember, and almost crisp for the style. awesome stuff.

 1,218 characters

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Taste: The citrusy elements hit the tastebuds right away, bringing both grapefruit, tangerine and melon 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

 492 characters

Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, orange color with a one-finger, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine, citrus and some tropical fruits.

T - Good burnt toast maltiness with a strong bitter hop bite. Pine, tropical fruits and citrus provided a snappy bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice beer from Urban Chestnut. It was very good.

 457 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of russpowell
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a chill hazed amber with a pinky of eggshell colored head. Never really clears, great lacing & good head retention

S: Faint pineapple, some breadyness, then grapefruit & passion fruit

T: Breadyness, faint grapefruit, pears & lemon zest up front. Grapefruit pith, pineyness, dryness, a little bit of peach & pears as this warms. Finishes with a big grapefruit pop & some pineapple & dryness & a little bit of pear

MF: Medium bodied, delicate carbonation, good balance

Could easily pass as an AIPA, very drinkable, ABV is well hidden

 542 characters

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The STLIPA was a decent beer from Chestnut. The beer poured a hazy orange with white head that did not leave a lace. The scent was of fresh hops with slight citrus lean. The taste was bolstered by a sweet malt base that had bitter hops present throughout. The beer reminded me more of an English style than west coast style. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is good....not the best IPA I've ever had but certainly worth a try.

 465 characters

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
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

 424 characters

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BeerOps
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Donkster46
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
STLIPA from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 303 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.