Renaissance Enlightenment Bloody RIPA (500ml Bottle)
Champion Beer of the 7th Annual Malthouse WCIPA Challenge 2014.
This beer is a big American hopped red ale, brewed with a large percentage of malted and unmalted rye. A number of speciality malts are added to give it it's red hue and toffee flavour. The result packs a massive hop punch that is balanced by the generous use of different malts, it certainly is a Bloody RIPA!
Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.