Brewmaster’s Notes

I think this beer sums up what English IPA’s should be–very drinkable and satisfying with a very crisp bitterness that isn’t overpowering. They are made with very hard (high mineral content) water that is typical of the style’s birthplace, Burton-Upon-Trent in the central-west part of England. This is a bit of a lost style these days in North America with the prevalence of the excessively hopped IPA’s brewed on this continent. If you have never tried the original style, give this one a go–it’s a bit of all right!

True IPA’s were high in both alcohol and hops to survive the long hot voyage from Britain to India. This makes it a big and flavour beer style. Our version is no exception. Traditional English malts and hops are used to give this copper brew a big flavour. This beer has a slightly roasted note with a strong hop bitterness and flavour.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of earthy English hops and yeasty esters give way to a very solid amber malt palate and then a long, dry, hard water lingering finish.
Appearance: Light Amer with pale fawn head
Aroma: Floral hops and fruit esters
Body: Medium
Serving Suggestions: Curry, spicy chicken/pork dishes, hard cow’s milk cheese like Montasio, shaved parmesan grana padano, aged cheddar and gouda

Hops Variety: UK Fuggles, Czech Saaz
Malt Variety: Maris Otter, munich malt, wheat malt, roasted barley
Yeast: American Ale

ABV: 6.1
IBU: 44
Glassware: Dimpled Pint Glass
Style: British India Pale Ale
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C