Gipsy Hill, Denali

Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Denali

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.

Find Gipsy Hill Brewing Company on Twitter at @GipsyHillBrew and on Instagram at @gipsyhillbrew.

Serving temperature

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.

Food pairings

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.

Further info

Read more on this beer from BeerBods and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company.