Style: Imperial Extra Pale Ale
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company website
Region: Lakewood, New York
ABV: 8.0% Abv
How served: 22 oz bomber poured into a Hennepin glass.
My Overall Opinion: Very Good.
I paired this beer with: 3rd beer of the night & used to erase the remaining taste of the Chapeau Winter Gueuze I had earlier tonight off my palate.
Tasted on: Monday February 22, 2010.
Note: What a great drinking beer, could this be a session beer? No way it’s 8% abv so be careful. I say find it & buy it, and you’ll like it.
I feel better now, the taste of the Chapeau Winter Gueuze is finally gone. It took 2 beers to do it, but it is gone!!
On the Label: Besides what is listed below “from their website”. An Ale of Simple Composition. Don’t be deceived by the innocence of Hoppe. Please enjoy in moderation.
Alc: 8% by Vol.
2-row pale malt, malted white wheat
Kettle hops: Columbus
Aroma hops: Amarillo
Dry hop; Amarillo , Columbus
Store in a cool place
Serve chilled in a fluted glass
Best at 42° F ( 5.5° C)
From their website: hoppe Imperial Extra Pale Ale:
an ale of simple composition The simplicity of Hoppe tests the skill and ability of the brewer to create something truly majestic. We craft this much like a sculptor who uses only a hammer and chisel to shape stone into a masterpiece. Hoppe is spawned of these few essentials: barley, wheat, hops, yeast and water. This limited palette is an exercise in minimalism, with refined elements which are deliberately selected. This simple combination creates a golden shimmering brew infused with delicate aromas. The artful nature of this beer is exposed with the first taste. As the malt and hops create a composition of flavors, an elegant finish leaves an impression that your tastes will not soon forget.
8.3% abv. • 8.5ºL • Imperial Extra Pale Ale • 22 oz / 1/2 keg / 1/6 keg / (pronounced ‘hop’)
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