Brimstone IPA | Church Street Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 03-14-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
34.32%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler.

Is it bad that I immediately recall scenes of The Binding of Isaac whenever I hear the word brimstone? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear golden-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises earthy greens, lemon peel, light orange rind, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis leaning toward the earthy greens and the grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice, decently-balanced IPA, straight up.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Church Street Brimstone is ok...nothing fantastic. The poured a hazy golder with essentially no head and no lace. The scent was malty leaning toward the sweeter side. The taste was also bolstered by sweet malt...with a bitterness at the end which was grapefruit leaning. The mouthfeel was medium in body with so so carbonation. Overall its ok....worth a taste sure.

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Photo of lawlerj
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mjc3151
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Rborre321
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaneBramage
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a slightly bitter IPA from a brewery I'd never heard of, that's fortunately within a couple hours drive. I liked it because the bitterness really came thru the hops and citrus, something I don't get in most other IPAs.

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Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles just showed up locally today...

Bright saturated orange, fluffy billowing head that rises above the rim in craggy peaks, with spotty lace all around the glass. After awhile it fades to a broken surface skim.

Citrusy hop aroma with some light malt sweetness, pungent and resinous, tangerine pith and zest from the peels.

Firmly bitter with a big citrusy Cascade hop taste. Tangerine and grapefruit, exotic papaya, bitter citrus peel. Fairly complex and nuanced, this is undoubtedly very fresh. Medium bodied and light on the palate, easily drinkable. Surprisingly this is very good.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new local brew coming out of Itasca, Illinois.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - Pours a nice burnt sienna orange colored body with two fingers of off-white foam for a head. Semi-clear with a slight haze. Some stringy lacing, but none sticks.

S - Smell is of dirty herbal earthiness, fresh earthy vegetal greens, grapefruit hop bitterness, lemongrass, papaya, and some bready malt.

T - Taste is light and floral, fruity, and tropical. Good hop bitterness with solid citrus fruits and bready malt balanced nicely. Grapefruit, lemon, orange, and maybe just a hint of peppercorn. Tastes very fresh, above all.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with minimal resinous hop bitterness lingering. A nice clean finish.

Overall, a nice introduction to this new brewery for me; I am definitely looking forward to trying out more of these beers. In all, a solid IPA offering from these guys, definitely recommended if it is available to you.

Church Street Brewing Brimstone IPA ---4/5.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.44/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RussBeercier
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BeerGreg
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of skubas86
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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Brimstone IPA from Church Street Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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