IBB IPAPA March Bracket Round 1 | #8 Exile Nelson NE Style Vs. #9 Lion Bridge Majestic Beast - The Iowa Beer Blog

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Monday, February 26, 2018

IBB IPAPA March Bracket Round 1 | #8 Exile Nelson NE Style Vs. #9 Lion Bridge Majestic Beast

The 8 vs. 9 match-up in the Eastern Iowa bracket brings us two established Iowa breweries battling for the right to move on. This will truly be a battle of Des Moines vs Cedar Rapids voters. Cast your vote below for your favorite of these two makes it to round two.




#8 EXILE BREWING NELSON NE STYLE IPA

How it got here: Des Moines' Exile has stepped up their focus on IPAs with the Hop Chronicles series and this their second NE Style IPA off of their pilot system. This beer was an instant hit and soon found its way onto several tap lines around the Des Moines metro. It's not 100% Nelson Sauvin hops as there's a "touch" of Citra in this 6% ABV banger. Untappd users dig this at 3.89 bottle caps with just over 250 check-ins.

Available: Draft only around Central Iowa.


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#9 LION BRIDGE MAJESTIC BEAST

How it got here: Debuting at the end of 2017, this is LB's first use of Lupulin powder over pellets/whole leaf. This 7.1% ABV IPA has Eukanot and Mosiac concentrated powder to really pack the fruity punch. It was maybe forgotten a bit as Lion Bridge celebrated Barrel-aged January but this one is worth seeking out. Untappd users love this at 4.13 bottle caps with over 225 check-ins.

Available: Draft only at the LB taproom (if it's still around).


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