Brimstone IPA | Church Street Brewing Company

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Brimstone IPABrimstone IPA

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 03-14-2013

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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 11
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bwood06
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My wife and I made a trip to Church St recently when Toasty Cheese food truck was there on a Friday night in order to do some grilled cheese and food pairings. The Zwickel worked out really well so I was excited to see how the Brimstone IPA worked in conjunction with some awesome grilled cheese.

This beer pours an amber hue that leans slightly towards golden and is ultra clear with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing with a neck. 3.75/5 The aroma is of moderate strength and is quite sharp due to the hops but this is expected. The only note in terms of malt that I get here is caramel which lends a nice sweetness to counterbalance the hops. In terms of the hops, there is a plethora of aromas here. Grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, mango, and pine all come out nice and strong together. There is also a bit of floral hops that come through as well. 4/5 The flavor is every bit as good as the aroma with a nice strong intensity that isn't over the top with a major lean towards bitter instead of sweet. Bitterness is high but not excessive with a moderately long finish that is of moderate strength. As with the aroma the malt is chiefly presented in the form of caramel and just a hint of white bread. The hops on the other hand are quite complex in terms of notes with grapefruit, pine, mango, pineapple, and papaya all playing a role. The combination of resin, citrus, and tropical notes is very well played here. 4/5 This is a medium bodied beer that features lively carbonation and is quite dry and astringent with a bit of a prickly mouthfeel. The dryness does persist after swallowing for quite some time but it is not excessive. 3.75/5 This is a well crafted IPA that features a very nice and well thought out combination of flavors. The spicy grilled cheese that I paired with it worked really well as a dinner combination too. 4/5

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3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaneBramage
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +17%
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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3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +13.6%
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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4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Brimstone IPA from Church Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 79 ratings