Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Lager - India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #41
Ranked #21,269
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Jul 25, 2021
Aug 18, 2011
Very Good
Notes: A beer we are describing as a ‘Bavarian IPA’. Brewed and dry-hopped with a variety of Hallertau ‘hopfen’… instead of the usual and more citric hop varieties of most American IPA’s… gives this beer a decidedly German twist.

45 IBU
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4.16 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jul 25, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Cloudy golden amber body with a plump white head and very thick lacing as we go down the glass. Grassy old world hops and lager yeast drive the nose, hints of cracker malt and citrus zest in the background. Full on lemon added in taste, but otherwise just as the smell foretold. Feel strikes a good balance with the hops, yeast and malt, all textures felt but all complimentary too. One of the better beers by UC in my humble opinion

Jul 09, 2021
3.84 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri on Nov 27, 2016
3.68 by gopens44 from Virginia on Nov 14, 2016
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Oct 17, 2016
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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jmd1978 from Missouri

Pale Amber color with inch of white head. Nose that of an ipa. Citrus, grassy, sweet malts. Taste fruity notes on top of orange, lemon peel, bready. Hints of piney hops. Nice clean finish. Had this at the brewery itself for a reunion. Lot of bud people were enjoying this one the most. Solid, easy to drink beer. Good one to trasition from the macros.

Oct 01, 2016
3.75 by Gerred from Missouri on Sep 26, 2016
4 by ovaltine from Indiana on Aug 09, 2016
3.83 by Boca-X from Missouri on Jul 29, 2016
3.75 by JMS1512 from New Jersey on Jul 05, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours a hazed bronze with 3 fingers of rocky ivory colored head. Stays hazed, stellar lacing & very good head retention

S: Grassyness, a little tangerine peel

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well up front. Pomelo, a little pear & grapefruit rind & grassiness as this warms. Finishes with tangerine, grassiness, & grapefruit

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, alright balance

Drinks easy, but not that memorable

Jun 26, 2016
3.59 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jun 19, 2016
4 by Branlott42 from Missouri on May 08, 2016
3.87 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Jan 06, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by tallen1984 from Missouri

Smells so good, you're gonna want to make a candle out of it!

Dec 26, 2015
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2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Gold to straw yellow in color with significant haziness. A minuscule amount of light with get through. There's a quarter inch of dull off white soap sud head. I smell dull Hallertau hops. The flavor is a blend of amped up Hallertau hops and sourdough bread. The mouth is a bit thin and flat.

Sep 05, 2015
3.59 by aratcliffe from Kansas on Jul 23, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JLaw55 from Missouri

This was interesting and pretty different.

Appearance was that of many Bavarian style beers. A beautiful orange/light amber color with quite a bit of haze to it. A nice little fluffy head retained a thin soapy layer all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Smell was faint but that of grass and yeast.

Flavor was that of many Bavarian style brews, with layers of bread and yeast. There were layers of hops on top, but not the ones I am accustomed to in the US. There were layers of grass, roots, floral wildflowers, and a noticeable earthiness. The finish did not impart a hop bite, essentially no bitterness whatsoever.

Mouth feel was light to medium but with creaminess that comes with the Bavarian style of brewing.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

Jul 17, 2015
4.25 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

I've really enjoyed the German inspired beers from this brewery. This one is a little out of the ordinary, but is well done. The beer has a yeast haze, and is a dark gold color with a towering white head. The smell is of peppery hops, and the taste is pure bready-malt, accompanied with solid bitterness. Nice herbal hop flavor settles in through the mid-taste. Fairly full in body, this is a very enjoyable brew.

Jun 21, 2015
4 by snakeayes11 from Missouri on Dec 26, 2014
3.8 by JordanHageman from Missouri on Nov 22, 2014
2 by intangible from Missouri on Nov 10, 2014
3.5 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Oct 09, 2014
3.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 01, 2014
3.25 by HarmonMW from Missouri on Sep 29, 2014
3 by pasjc2001 from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2014
3.76 by stephensinner from Missouri on Sep 15, 2014
3.8 by Yesdog from Illinois on Sep 05, 2014
4 by 30helens from Missouri on Aug 29, 2014
3.45 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Aug 23, 2014
4 by Florida9 from Illinois on Aug 05, 2014
3.5 by jkorff from Pennsylvania on Aug 04, 2014
4.25 by Tuck_leepulin from Texas on Aug 03, 2014
4.25 by Nate_M from Missouri on Jul 30, 2014
2 by Seabass1964 from Arkansas on Jul 27, 2014
3.75 by Razorback09 from Oklahoma on Jul 18, 2014
4 by TaylorSohn from Missouri on Jul 16, 2014
4 by TravisShaneRedden from Illinois on Jul 16, 2014
Hopfen from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 84 ratings