BrewDog Hops Kill? (330ml Bottle)
We have brewed a new limited edition beer, for our BrewDog bars and also for our online shop. The beer is a 7. 8% Imperial Red Ale. Boasting 80 IBU, it is hopped with huge amounts of Chinook and Centennial in the kettle before being massively dry hopped with only Chinook, twice. Think of it as 5am Saint's evil, bitter big brother. We also wanted to showcase Chinook and felt an Imperial Red Ale was the best stage for this awesome hop to really shine.
Pours a clear dark amber with a small off-white head on its top. Grapefruity nose and aroma with caramel, resin and florals. Long and dry finish with nuts and citrusses escorted by some alcohol, which leaves an orange peel liked aftertaste behind. Nice, easy drinkable one with well hidden alcohol.
A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguelly caramelly beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.