This summer seasonal beer has all the flavour and delicious hop aroma of an IPA but is sessionable enough to be enjoyed while the evening stretches grandly. How can you go wrong with a premier hop line up like Cascade, Amarillo and the very sexy Vic Secret imparting orange, pineapple and pine aromas?
With Ireland’s location well north of the 50th parallel, our summers might not be terribly hot – but we can still enjoy a Grand Stretch. Here’s to a hoppy beer for a long, long summer.
Short description: session IPA – fruit and pine flavours – refreshing bitterness
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Vic Secret
Strength: 4.2% ABV
Bitterness: 43 IBUs
Colour/appearance: pours a light golden colour.
Aroma: pine resin, pineapple and pomelo.
Flavour: a refreshing bite of bitterness, more mouthfeel and body than you’d expect for something with this low ABV.
Aftertaste: pine and caramelized pineapple at the finish.
Food pairings: this is a summertime lawnmower beer, perfect with something spicy like piri piri chicken. The bitterness will enhance the flavour of any fish dish, working especially well with seared tuna steaks.
Launch Date: May 2015.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)
For more information: https://www.eightdegrees.ie