This article appears in the September 2016 issue of All About Beer Magazine, on newsstands now. From early on in my writing career, I’ve referred to pilsner as “the beer that conquered the world.” This dry, hoppy, golden lager rolled out of Bohemia in the early 1840s and quickly became the world’s favorite. Europe, Africa, Asia,... View Article
Tag: Imperial IPA
Bryson August 4, 2016 - Lew Bryson
Beers June 26, 2013 - - -
Imperial IPAs (also known as Double IPAs) are distinguished by their prominent hop aromas and flavors and an intense, assertive bitterness. Colors range from deep gold to deep amber. These hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone, mid- to high-level notes and fruity esters. They are medium- to full-bodied in weight and notes of astringency and hop haze are accepted. Depending on the varieties of hops being used, the drinker can experience a wide range of hop flavors, including tart citrus peels, pepper and earthy pinelike notes.
Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers The Changing Definition of Style June 26, 2013 - Thomas Sulinski
Each year, the first round of the World Beer Championships is reserved for British and North American ale styles. Following trends of years past, we continue to observe expanding diversion between these two great banners of beer. While British-style ales typically seem to hold a reverence for austerity and balance, it’s here that many American-style... View Article
Beer of the Week - Staff Reviews September 4, 2012 - Win Bassett
21st Amendment Brewery‘s recently released Hop Crisis pours a slightly hazy gold with a small, off-white head. For such a big beer (9.7 percent ABV), the aroma is surprisingly subdued, with bread, light citrus and wood notes attempting to escape. The lack of aroma hops likely contributes to the absence of the typical hop bomb scents.
Beer of the Week - Staff Reviews August 9, 2012 - Win Bassett
No, “Super IPA” is not a new style in the ever-expanding book of India Pale Ale derivations. The name of New Belgium‘s latest Lips of Faith series collaboration is “in the vein of super heroism,” wrote Alpine Beer Co., New Belgium’s partner-in-crime in the brewing of this beer.
Beer of the Week - Staff Reviews July 12, 2012 - Win Bassett
This imperial India Pale Ale pours a crystal clear gold and creates a quarter of an inch head comprised of tiny, tight bubbles. An aroma of big, grapefruity, piney West Coast hops fills the nostrils before the tip of the nose breaks the rim of the glass.