Beer bloggers crown 'King of the Cincinnati IPA'

Blank Slate wins with 'Lesser Path' white IPA

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CINCINNATI - A group of Cincinnati beer experts have crowned the best IPA (India Pale Ale) in the Queen City.

The contest was held Saturday on the West Side and included entries from Blank Slate, Cellar Dweller, Christian Moerlein, Double Barrel, Fifty West, Listermann, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist and Rivertown.

According to BeerQuestABV.com, Blank Slate’s “The Lesser Path” white IPA won the coveted “King of the Cincinnati IPA” crown. Rhinegeist’s “Truth” West Coast-style IPA was the runner-up.

India Pale Ales are some of the most popular craft beers in the country. IPAs have more hops than traditional ales and is a beer style that traces back to the days of the British Empire.

BeerQuestABV.com said the contest included a blind tasting of each entry. The judges were Beer Mumbo’s Danny Spears, BeerQuest ABV’s Ian Hoopes, Brew Professor’s Mike Stuart, Queen City Drinks’ Tom Aguero and Queen City Fresh’s Chris Stevens.

Suds Anonymous’s Jack Behrendt and Loose Screw Beers’ Matt Rowe proctored the blind tasting.

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