Red Cross Craft Beer Festival – Tasting Notes

Casks

Pilgrim brewery exile IPA 5%
A full bodied amber IPA hopped with traditional English hops to give an assertive pine bitterness with a delicate vine fruits aroma.
Pioneer APA 4.5%
A new brew on pilgrim’s progressive range

Langham Brewery Arapaho 4.9%
The clue’s in the name. A generously super-hopped deep gold American Pale Ale with a creamy, foamy head.

Firebird Brewery Parody IPA 4.5%
The big malt base of this amber ale acts as a great foundation for a storm of modern and traditional hops yielding powerful bitterness, huge aroma and long satisfying finish. A true Session I.P.A. (GLUTEN FREE)

Black Sheep Flying Circus IPA 4.5%
an amber red IPA with a vibrant citrus, juicy peach and slightly floral nose with tastes of orange and peach with a touch of spice and a delicious bitter finish.

Arundel Brewery Sussex IPA 4.5%
A traditional English pale ale with complex roasted malt flavours, leading to a fruity hoppy bitter/sweet finish.

Longman Brewery APA 4.8%
Made using only the choicest U.S. hops this triple-hopped American Pale Ale has a pleasant citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust bitterness.

Keg

Lagunitas IPA 6.2%- Ruthlessly Delicious
This is a unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries of Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice, nor as old as the 10,000 miles or so of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentoid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again. Now stop. Think again. And stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.

Bottles

All £4.00
Lagunitas Daytime Pale Ale 4.65%
A “Fractional IPA”, Boldly Dosed with a Glorious Fortune of Dry Hops and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done.

Crafty Dan 13 Guns IPA 5.5%
Intensely hoppy, rich mouthfeel malty flavours with soft tropical fruit aroma and taste.

Goose Island IPA 5.9%
Another American interpretation of an English-style beer and this time it’s Chicago’s Goose Island IPA. Sparkling clear and copper in colour, it almost looks like a lager but its pleasant hop flavours are clearly reminiscent of an elegant English IPA. With subtle citrus hops, biscuity malts, a smooth, light body and the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, the Goose Island IPA is one you’ll happily enjoy no matter the occasion.

Sharps Wolf Rock Red IPA 4.8%
Wolf Rock is a fusion of Red Ale and IPA styles and combines Noble and New World hops with our finest special malt to deliver its distinctive flavour and enticing red hue.

Brewdog Vagabond 4.5%
A kick-ass, hop-forward pale ale, that just so happens to be gluten-free. Vagabond Pale Ale melds citrus and tropical hop flavours with a light caramel malt base backed up with a raucously resinous bitterness. Brewed using 100% malted barley, American hop varieties, pure Scottish water and our clean-fermenting house yeast, Vagabond is missing only one thing – Gluten.