Here’s your cheat sheet for Shameless IPA by Red Willow Brewery.
Red Willow Brewery, Shameless IPA / IPA / 5.9% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber box on 15 March 2018.
Serve this beer at 7°C to 10°C; at least an hour in the fridge, maybe up to 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 sounds like it’s going to be a juicy one.
A gloriously hoppy beer; tropical fruit and a clean Grapefruit finish.
The hops used were:
- Citra: mango, tropical fruit, lime
- Columbus: sherbet, black pepper, liquorice
- Nelson: gooseberry, grapefruit
- Simcoe: pine, grapefruit, passionfruit
Expect pale digestive-biscuit malt and then fruit fruit fruit. The only thing I’m not sure about is how bitter it will be on top of all that.
This ought to be pretty versatile. I’m going to suggest a cake today – you’ll often see IPAs paired with a carrot cake but I’m going to point you in the direction of Claudia Roden’s orange and almond cake. It’s a moist fruity delight. As long as this beer isn’t too bitter then we should be in for a winner.
You could also try it with a Caesar salad, and if you’re feeling adventurous and have plenty of time on your hands you could even make your own IPA Caesar dressing incorporating some of the beer.