The Chinook of the Pacific Northwest – also known as a ‘snow eater’ – is a warm, dry wind that blows down the side of the Rockies and can melt foot-high snow in a day. It is also the name of a Native American Indian tribe. A Chinook wind can substantially raise winter temperatures; we hope this beer will be your winter warmer.
Not by chance, Chinook is the hop of choice in this Red Indian Pale Ale. Deep, intense caramel malt flavours are cut beautifully with lots of hops, which bring a spiced orange feel to proceedings. It’s the perfect time for a warm, fuzzy glow.
Short description: Red IPA – tangerine and pine – lingering citrus tang
Style: Red IPA
Malt: Two-Row Irish Malted Barley, Crystal, Special B
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Amarillo
Colour/appearance: a glorious russet colour in the glass, with a dense white head.
Aroma: tangerine pith, pine.
Flavour: deliciously rounded and smooth with spicy pine needles and deep bitter tangerine flavours.
Aftertaste: lingering citrus tang, inviting you to take another sip.
Food pairings: pine and tangerine? This is the beer for your turkey dinner. Strong enough to stand up to the onslaught of all the trimmings – bitter cranberry sauce, sweet ham, herby stuffing, milky bread sauce, vinegary red cabbage, sulphuric brussels sprouts – it will clear your palate in a trice, ready to complement the next slice of roasted turkey. Hoppy enough to stand up to goose or duck as well. Take the opportunity to try it with some gorgeous Skeaghanore smoked duck breast from West Cork.
Launch Date: first released December 2015. Back due to popular demand!
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)