Urban Chestnut Hopfen
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 ABV- 6.2%, IBU’s- 55, OG – 14.5 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft… RBSG 2014… Cloudy peach-colored pour with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a collage of herbal, earthy and rooty notes - odd for an IPA. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is an assortment of bready, biscuity and spicy notes. Very well-balanced. Trends bitter, but only by a hair. Crisp, spicy, herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This is cloudy blond and has a white ring of head. It has an exaggerated orange perfume in the nose, almost like they added some coriander--which I presume they did not actually do. This is lightly sweet w/ earthy bitterness. It gets a bit lemony as you drink it and has a bit of cookie dough malt character as well. It is very drinkable w/ light body and vigorous carbonation and finishes crisp and bitter. A lot of adjective IPA styles turn out pretty bad but a Bavarian IPA is a thing worth having.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Need label. If anyone has one, let me know. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of pine, hop, spicy peppercorn. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Urban Chestnut Midtown during RBSG 2014. Hazy pale yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus and lemon lime. Tastes of citrus, wheat, floral, crisp notes. Medium body, dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap @ brewery during RBSG 2014 Meet and Greet: Hazy golden hue with a fading frothy head. Unlike the description I got more than expected "American" character with this. Whilst not a hop bomb it is more dank, tropical citric and grassy than expected along with biscuity pale malts and a yeasty undertone. Fizzy thin mouth feel... yeah crossovert nailed it as a Pilsener IPA hybrid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft flight on tap at the brewpub (St. Louis, MO). Pours a well hazed golden amber hue, dulled and a bit murky, subtle glow on the bottom. Frothy whitish head dies to a small ring, mellow lacing. Aromas are a bit citric, gentle lemon, some florals and decent bitterness. A touch earthy, bready with straw, gentle yeastiness and flaked wheat. Initial is lighter end, a bit fuzzy and citric with lemon, fecent bitterness, nice gentle carbonation jabs. Some flaked wheat, gentle yeast and earthy bitter hops as we press on. A touch resiny, fuzzy with some rind elements. Nice bitterness, faint flash of earth, more hops as it finishes. Light, hoppy and dry. Solid, looks a bit off but it delivers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft, light gold, german hops that are orangey and herbal, decent bitterness. Like a pilsner ipa ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft. Nose is grassy and floral with some clove. Taste is sweet bread and some cracker. Lightly hopped and a thin mouthfeel. Not really much going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (597) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft, yellow cloudy pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma, skunk, light bitterness and grass. Taste, light bitterness, some citrus, finishes crisp. Nice take on an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly cloudy straw with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of sweet wheat, earthiness and light spice. Flavor has earthy wheat with some sweetness and a bit of light spice underlying.

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