Gun Brewery, Vermont IPA

Gun Brewery, Vermont IPA

Here’s your cheat sheet for Vermont IPA by Gun Brewery. There is very little information available about this beer online. I mean really… next to nothing. And Gun are a small batch brewery, which makes me wonder just how much of the batch BeerBods have got their hands on. Not all of it, I know that much. It’s been on tap at the wonderful Snowdrop Inn in Lewes. But half of the batch? One-third?

Gun Brewery, Vermont IPA / IPA / 6.1% ABV / IBU not available

Featured in main subscriber box on 10 May 2018.

At the time of writing this beer had only 17 check-ins on Untappd. We’re about to add a whole lot more.

Find the brewery on Twitter at @gunbrewery and on Instagram at @gunbrewery.

Serving temperature

Serve this beer at 7°C to 10°C; at least an hour in the fridge, maybe up to 90 minutes if your beer’s been 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

An IPA is familiar territory for lots of us. But let’s rake over this a little bit more and see whether we can find anything illuminating. Starting with the commercial description for this beers little brother, Vermont Pale

“A delicious, juicy pale ale from Gun Brewery. Brewed using the Vermont ale yeast strain, this is bursting with ripe stone fruit and tropical notes, underpinned with a well-balanced bitterness and and soft mouth-feel.”

“Cloudy pale with loads of juicy hop flavour”Untappd user Martin M.

Sounds lovely. And we can expect this to be the same but… more. Untappd seems to have the best information available at the moment, and they tell us this:

“A thick and juicy India Pale Ale, heavily late and double dry hopped with lashings of American Cascade, Chinook and Summit hops, finished by a twist of Sorachi Ace.”

Here’s some more detail about what to expect from those hops.

  • Cascade: lychees, floral, grapefruit
  • Chinook: grapefruit, citrus, pine
  • Summit: pink grapefruit, orange
  • Sorachi Ace: lemon, coconut

Food pairings

Pork pies, carrot cake, curries, roast pork, sausage rolls, Thai food, burgers, Goan fish curry, Vietnamese pho, key lime pie, orange cake… the list of dishes to pair with IPA is seemingly endless. How about we just stick to some ready salted Walkers this time eh?

Further info

Read more on this beer from BeerBods. Gun Brewery don’t even mention this beer on their site.

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