The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #6 – Fat Man Red Suit Big Sack (IPA) (Australia)

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The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #6

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.