The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #6
- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Fat Man Red Suit Big Sack (IPA) – Bridge Road Brewers, 7.5% ABV – 330ml., (Beechworth, Australia)
on the front-right label:
“Fat Man, Red Suit, Big Sack is an India Red Ale that showcases some of our countries great hop varieties, Galaxy, Topaz and Enigma.”
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
- Taste: Creamy caramel honey malt soft bitter hops
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: Pours dark brownish-red with a huge super foamy lasting head, a thick layer of retention, several steady singular st reams along the perimeter.
Nose: Toffee/caramel honeyed brown malts, half citrus hops. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: very crisp bite, creamy
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, grassy, honey
Finish: soft-biting bitter hops, malty sweet finish.
Summary: Brown ale meets extra hops; caramel + hoppy bitterness, pretty good, especially when chilled.