Here’s your cheat sheet for Push the Boat Out by Devil’s Peak. This is a sour but it’s also dry-hopped, which is not a combination I remember seeing before. This could be interesting.
Devil’s Peak, Push the Boat Out / Sour Ale / 5.5% ABV / IBU 28
Featured in main subscriber box on 14 June 2018.
Serve this beer between 10°C and 13°C; stick it in the fridge for around an hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Mmm, sours. They’re going to be big this summer, I tell you. They’re so crisp and refreshing, and bursting with flavour. Just right for when the weather turns warmer.
This one sounds interesting because of all the hops involved. Check out this list:
- Mosaic: tropical fruit, blueberry, citrus
- Simcoe: pine, grapefruit, passionfruit
- Amarillo: floral, citrus, orange
This hop list comes from the brewery website. But in today’s email from BeerBods the hops mentioned had Yellow Sub mentioned in place of Amarillo. It’s a new one on me but it sounds great.
- Yellow Sub: apricot, orange, blackberry
The brewery describes Push The Boat Out like this: “A dry hopped sour pale ale embracing the best of both worlds. Packed with aroma and flavour while at the same time harnessing a backbone of a racy acidity. Full yet fresh, hoppy yet sour.”
This could work with a salad perhaps. Maybe a chicken caesar. It could work well against a blue cheese dressing too, where it could cut through the richness. Maybe scampi would work here, or fish and chips perhaps… It all depends where the balance lies between the acidity and the hops.