Hardknott Infra Red IPA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hardknott is a relatively young brewery that started life in 2005, based in Cumbria. They are a sort of half-way house between a traditional real ale brewer and a trendy craft brewery. This beer has lots of hops and crystal malt. Not really an IPA, although that’s what Hardknott call it – a red IPA. Dave of Hardknott has a good blog.

Hardknott Infra Red IPA, Cumbria
6.2% alcohol
Warm, malty and rich. Smells a bit like a stout, with an iron, bloody edge to the sweet fruit. There’s some spicy hoppiness, but it’s not excessively hoppy. Some hints of chocolate. 7/10

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>