Here’s your cheat sheet for Charley Hustle by Mason Ale Works.
Mason Ale Works, Charley Hustle / American Red IPA / 6.8% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in BeerBods Plus box 6 on 14 January 2019.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for 90 minutes.
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
This is an American red IPA. Expect the usual robust hoppy character with plenty of fruity flavours and bitterness. However this one will be undercut by complex and roasty malts that should give caramel or perhaps toffee notes.
These are the hops used:
- Simcoe: pine, grapefruit, passionfruit
- Mosaic: tropical fruit, blueberry, citrus
- Citra: mango, tropical fruit, lime
- Centennial: lemon, herbal, resinous
Robust beer like this will stand up well to spicy cuisine, burgers, and all that jazz. You could try this with some sticky spicy chicken wings and it should be pretty well up to the job. Or you could mirror the toffee caramel malt flavours with a good dessert: banana cake, dulce de leche, pecan pie, poached pairs. If you want cheese try one with a bit of a tangy bite like Port Salut.