Here’s your cheat sheet for Denali by Gipsy Hill Brewing Company.
Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Denali / Pale Ale / 3.6% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in BeerBodsPlus Box 5 on 31 May 2018.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for about an hour, maybe a touch longer if it’s been stored somewhere warm.
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
Apart from a touch of Magnum (most likely just for bitterness) this beer is all about one hop: Denali. It’s a little-known one, but with a flavour profile that sounds like it could well become very popular.
- Magnum: resinous, herbal, pine
- Denali: pineapple, citrus, pine; sometimes spicy
This is still a pale ale rather than an IPA though, so don’t be surprised if it’s a little lighter than other beers. It should be light, tropical, fruity, and balanced.
Pale ales work well with loads of different foods. Pork, burgers, charcuterie (particularly capocollo). If you want a cheese – perhaps to follow on from the blue-cheese pairing I suggested for the One Mile End Snakecharmer IPA – then a cheddar should work well here. Or milk chocolate, apparently, is also good. I’ve yet to try that pairing myself.