Saturday, October 5, 2019

Shakopee Brewhall Double Prairieville Review

Name: Shakopee Brewhall Double Prairieville
Style: Imperial IPL (India Pale Lager)
ABV: 9.2%
IBUs: 56

It’s certainly been a busy couple weeks for myself with this move, but I’m pleased to say that I’m now moved in. Now that everything has settled down, it’s time to get back to what I enjoy: writing about beer. For my first post-move beer, we’ve got an offering from Shakopee Brewhall. Located in Shakopee, MN; Shakopee Brewhall is one of those places that set up shop during my absence.

I’ve seen their crowler offerings in a variety of stores in my area but crowlers weren’t exactly my thing when I wasn’t posting on this website since I opted more for the 4 or 6 packs during that time. With that said, I’ve got their Double Prairieville Imperial IPL. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good IPL so I figured this beer would be a great way to get back into the style.

Appearance – Hazy dark yellow color with a light amount of visible carbonation. The head is fairly foamy and the lacing left behind is decent.

Aroma – I’m picking up on some pale maltiness and barley notes, along with some fairly potent bitter hoppiness. There’s also a very light orange peel smell in here as well.

Taste – Upfront I’m getting a mix of pale malts and bitter hoppiness, while the back end of the palate opens up to a surprisingly potent citrus hoppiness and light barley flavor. In the aftertaste is where that bitter hoppiness makes an appearance, albeit a fairly light one at that, which lingers for a couple of moments.

I liked this. It’s an easy drinker yet the hoppy aspect of the flavor goes along with it perfectly. On top of that, there’s really no booziness to speak of, which is something I see all too often in Imperial Lagers. If you see this, I’d definitely recommend checking this out!

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