Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Jul 25, 2021
Aug 18, 2011
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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Ratings by russpowell:
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.6/5  rDev -5%
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
Jun 26, 2016
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Rated: 4.16 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.84 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

Nov 27, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by gopens44 from Virginia

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Oct 17, 2016
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Reviewed by jmd1978 from Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.75 by Gerred from Missouri

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by ovaltine from Indiana

Aug 09, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by Boca-X from Missouri

Jul 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by Branlott42 from Missouri

May 08, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 06, 2016
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Rated by tallen1984 from Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Smells so good, you're gonna want to make a candle out of it!
Dec 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
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.
Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by aratcliffe from Kansas

Jul 23, 2015
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Reviewed by JLaw55 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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
Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Jul 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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