Imperial IPA – ABV 9.5%
This unashamedly old-school imperial IPA is a golden hazy colour with sweet dried fruit and orange marmalade notes, plus lots of alcohol warmth and toffee.
Look: It pours golden in the glass with a small slightly off-white head :
Aroma: Lovely sunshine notes of citrus, pine and just a hint of pineapple.
Taste: First you get grapefruit and orange marmalade with lots of booziness, set against a backbone of slightly sweet toffee and dried fruit.
Food pairing: The beer sits slightly toward the sweeter end of the spectrum for a strong IPA so try serving it with sticky, sweet jerk chicken.
The hops will cut right through any grease, while the spices accentuate the booziness of the beer. Win-win.