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Urban Chestnut Hopfen
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RATINGS: 65   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


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1031) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
Not bitter enough. Reddish copper. Thin head, thin lacing. Lasting bitterness (but not terribly bitter). Crisp.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
16.9 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Belgian tulip glass. The aromas are very bright tropical, citrus, grass, and pine notes. It pours a murky orange color with a white soapy head that retains well and leaves a good amount of lace. It’s a touch more sweet than bitter, but both are medium-high levels. The oily texture has a soft, creamy carbonation and a full body. It finishes with a dry, tropical, citrus, pine, and grass note. Some pineapple distinctly stands out. It’s a very complex, yet mellow aftertaste that has a pleasant, mellow aftertaste to go with it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Fairly cloudy apricot-colored pour with a massive sudsy head. Looks a lot like a wheat beer in terms of color, clarity and head size. Aromas are lightly spicy with a touch of lemon and honey. Flavor is very interesting and much better than my nose led me to believe. An explosion of lemon and bitter orange dominate the whole thing. Deep underneath the hops blast I can pick up a bit of a grainy texture... almost dusty, but the hops presence washes it away fairly quickly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap @ Urban Chestnut. Hazed golden pour with a white head. Lemon, orange peel, and lots of fresh flowers. A good bready malt base. Flavor has a lot of bread and cracker malt. Lots of orange peel, hints of lemon, and some pine. A strong floral character, which is quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Draft @ Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, St Louis, MO. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity wheat malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Taster at the brewpub during RBSG. Totally hazy pale orange color. Off-white head. Leaves good spread of lace. Awesome bigger fresh citrusy zesty light peppery taste. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light dry finish. Zesty, light spicy peppery. Cool IPA. Well-done, interesting german IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8908) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2781) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1045) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5964) - 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.


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