Atwater Block Brewery - Salvation IPA

Atwater Block Brewery - Salvation IPA

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club U.S. & International Variety Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

5.75%

Atwater Block Brewery - Salvation IPA

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.75%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 67
  • Serving Temperature: 45-48° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass
  • Malts: Pilsner, C-20
  • Hops: Galena & Dry Hopped with Cascade
This very pale IPA has a certain sneakiness to it. On the nose, there are some thick, resinous piney notes, but they're not as freely aromatic as many domestic IPAs. Instead, they weigh heavily and really need a good swirl & sniff to be coaxed out—but they're in there, and they're quite layered, though this beer doesn't punch you in the nose with its hoppiness… Oh no… instead, it plays Trojan Horse, waiting until you imbibe and then rushing your palate with a sneak attack of hoppy bitterness—and that bitterness has some serious depth and staying power, providing a flavor arc that lasts on the order of minutes rather than seconds as the finish lingers, and lingers and lingers. Look for some honey-ish malt notes as well. But seriously, grab a stopwatch and time how long it takes after your first sip until you no longer taste this beer… True staying power. Throw this bad boy at a bombastically spiced Thai-curry dish.
The Atwater Block Brewery is located in the heart of Detroit's Rivertown district. Housed in a reconditioned 1916 warehouse, the 18,000 square foot brewery features an imported state-of-the-art Kasper-Schulz German brewhouse and a 170 seat restaurant featuring a 60 foot bar with two-story glass walls that give patrons a direct view of the brewhouse. The brewery has changed hands a few times, from the original group of investors who founded the place in 1996 to the 2nd set of owners who changed the name and founded the "Stoney Creek Brewing Company". Current owners Howard Hampton and Mike Rieth took over in 2005 when Stoney Creek owners hit troubled waters. The pair restored the original name and retained the original German brewmaster, Hazen Schumacher. The trio typically focus on German-style lagers, but this month, we're featuring a couple of their recently-created ales. For more information about the brewery & brewpub—and scheduled tours—call (313) 877-9205 or check out their web site at www.atwaterbeer.com.
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