STLIPA | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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293 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a hazy golden-amber with a big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,orange,tangerines,resiny,passionfruit,peach
T:
-Follows the nose
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Very good DIPA

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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 Fatty_Mccracken
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this beer a few times, but this is the first time that I had the chance to review it. The beer is slightly hazy, golden, and with a huge white head. The aroma is malty, with lots of floral, resiny, earthy hops. Full in flavor, slightly sweet, strong in alcolhol and warming. The beer is engaging, fun, and solidly bitter. Full in body and drinkable.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewsed
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonnyblazeone
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StL_Rob
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seabass1964
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a pint glass

A - Tall creamy head, off white in color that dissipates moderately slowly. Beer itself is hazy and orangish/copper in color. Slow rising carbonating, low to moderate overall carbonation. 3.5/5

S - Piney and citrus rind are the two main notes that I get. Hint of grapefruit. Bready in the form of sourdough. Maltiness comes out as the beer warms. 3.75/5

T - Citrus rind is the first flavor that I get which is soon followed by a light white bread maltiness. Slight note of peat moss in the middle. Finishes with a piney bitterness and a booziness that is not noticeable until the end. Very complex and layered. Very little in the way of sweetness, this is a hop bomb. 4/5

M - Beer retains a lightness to it while also being medium bodied and sitting somewhat heavily. Low to moderate carbonation. Drying astringency on the finish which lingers. 3.75/5

O - Very complex and layered beer which is hops on top of more hops. Varying flavors of hops keeps this one interesting. Interesting dichotomy of light and heavy feel. Can't say I'm used to cloudy IPAs but head retention is very nice and flavor is maintained throughout the tasting. 3.75/5

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlstrom
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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