Emersons Bird Dog IPA (500ml Bottle)
After two years of development on tap in our Dunedin Sound Series, Bird Dog India Pale Ale is now in our 500ml bottle. The combination of NZ and US hops in the boil, the hopback, and dry hopping, along with traditional bottle conditioning makes this true India Pale Ale a significant addition to our range. Bird Dog has always been a tribute to The Verlaines album by the same name, and John Collie’s painting which appeared on the Bird Dog album features on the Bird Dog label. The stand out feature of Bird Dog IPA is the cellaring for some weeks prior to each batch’s release and sold only when the flavours have developed to our satisfaction. After many trials we discovered the beer hits its peak well after bottling date, and keeps improving.
India Pale Ale & IPA
India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.