Champagne Problems
Champion Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.1%
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Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 4.48%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
6
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Champion Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pity that I should be the only review on a retired brew. Refreshing and pretty good, considering I think not much about at least half the AIPAs I've had. No short-cuts here. No cheap thrills with heaps of extra bitter hops. Champion dried this one out at only 40 IBU. This seems to me an accomplishment. Overall: balanced and integrated. (No food involved, good thing for this review and reviewer.)

My first from Champion, I went on their website and, frankly, it is less impressive than this ale. They are in perhaps one of America's 50 best college towns, so they probably operate a relatively high standard. But Champion needs to update their site and expand the quality of their mission. They don't sound too much different than the competition in towns that lack a great university.

Since Champion isn't shy about brewing in all three traditions, I will keep an eye out for their Belgians the next time I get near DC.

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Champagne Problems from Champion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 6 ratings