These days, no brewer would be complete without their own take on an IPA. Designed specifically to travel by heavy hopping, the style is nowadays eponymous with craft brewers pushing the boundaries of bitterness. We have kept more true to the original style and with a bitterness rating (IBU) of 40 we don't hold back on the hops!
A black beer with layers of chocolately malt sweetness balanced by three stages of hopping to give a distinctive taste. The original recipe from the old Bell's brewery in Edinburgh is lost in time but, with the help of contemporay accounts we have recreated a beer similar in style to a porter.
The first in a series of IPA expressions, each showcasing one of the many sub styles of the ever popular India Pale Ale. Release I celebrates West Coast IPA - the punchy, hoppy style that kick-started the US craft beer movement.