Head brewer Mike’s favourite hop in the world is, without a doubt, Simcoe from Yakima Valley in Washington, US. To showcase this wonderful hop we have combined it with a subtle red rye ale. The classic Simcoe tangerine and passion fruit aroma are on full display here and interplay nicely with the spicy/peppery rye malt base. Is your mouth watering yet?
Style: Rye Ale
Malt: Irish pale malt, crystal malt, rye malt
Strength: 6% ABV
Bitterness: 59 IBUs
Colour/appearance: golden colour, fluffy off-white head with good retention.
Aroma: intense aromas of pine, tangerine and passion fruit.
Flavour: big bold tangerine peel flavour, peppery rye spice at the tip of your tongue. Good balance between full-flavoured hop and the crystal/rye malts.
Aftertaste: smooth and lingering spice
Food pairings: this is one to savour all by itself.
Launch Date: July 2014
Serving temperature: 8 degrees celsius
Availability: Bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)
Now available – draught
The Salt House, Galway
The Friary, Cork
THe Bierhaus, Cork
Darkey Kellys Pub, Dublin 8
The Magpie Inn, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Against the Grain, Dublin 2
Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Bull & Castle, Dublin 2
JW Kavanaghs, Dublin 1
The Norseman (formerly Farringtons), Dublin 2
An Bodhran, Mitchelstown, Co Cork
Now available – bottles
Brick Alley Cafe, Dublin 2
Bradleys Off Licence, Cork City
Mortons, Dublin 6