Hopfen | 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 | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Tone on 08-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
24.23%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by brentk56:
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The golden-colored liquid is capped by a nice head that leaves a nice lacing pattern behind

Smell: Aromatic with both grassy and citrusy tones

Taste: Moreso than in the aroma, the citrusy flavors pop out, up front, with the grassy tones appearing after the swallow; the malt plays a neutral role in the flavor profile

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; a touch flabby

Overall: A very intriguing IPA that combines both German and American hop elements; kudos to the brewer for the creativity here

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Franziskaner
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Branlott42
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of radicalruckus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of KWR89
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RickDeLucio
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of kinmundy77
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of throwback
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a hazy golden peach color with a small, quickly-fading white cap.

Aroma of hoppy lemon, herbal notes and a bit of spice.

The taste matched the aroma with lemon, herbal notes, spice and light caramel malts.

Medium bodied and dry with moderate carbonation.

The blackboard at the bar listed this as a Bavarian IPA and not Belgian as listed here. Whatever you call it, this is one enjoyable beer from Urban Chestnut.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank to Sean for sharing.

A - Slightly hazy, yellow beer. Nice white head that faded to a ring with some good lace on the sides.

S - Some lemon zest, floral notes, and a slight bit of pungent odor. I guess there is some sort of odd (not bad) german yeast note to this thing. Somewhat different.

T - Not bad, some herbal and floral hops with a bit of sweetness and bread to it. I prefer a traditional American IPA, but like this better than the belgian counterparts.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - A good beer, I'd like to try more of this and more of this style as it's kind of a new experience. Would drink again. Went down easy.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hopfen from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.88 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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