INDIA PALE ALE ・BLACK
A collaborative brew to celebrate the fellowship and creativity of brewing, this is an IPA made black.
Black to throw the senses and add a playful roasty pairing to the bold, fresh hop flavours and aromas of berries, tropical fruits and pine.
550 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 04/09/13 ・ BEST BEFORE: 03/09/14 ・ BATCH: 1
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1070 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1013.5 ・ IBU: 45
This beer is all about throwing the senses, combining punchy hops and dark malt for a light flavour and aroma with a dark colour and roasty notes. Maris Otter is a pale malt, providing a base for Munich and Crystal malts to deepen the sweetness. Carafa Special III darkens the colour, with CaraPils giving that white, fluffy head.
Our Malt comes from Warminster Maltings, a traditional Victorian floor malt house just down the road in Wiltshire. They produce the finest malts available and are a thoroughly nice bunch.
Simcoe, Mosaic and Galaxy club together to provide the punchy hops which surprise the palate in this dark beer. The hybrid Simcoe is responsible for the smooth bitterness whilst Aussie Galaxy lends citrus and passion fruit flavours. Mosaic adds to the fruitiness with it's trademark mango, citrus and earthy pine flavour and aroma.
Fermented with Safale S-05 yeast
This beer is bottle conditioned. This means that instead of filtering all the yeast out of the beer and injecting CO2 to make it fizz, we keep the yeast in and let the beer go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It's the same process Champagne makers use. It creates it’s own natural carbon dioxide resulting in a light fizz that we think is a more refined texture and mouthfeel. The beer is alive. It is unfiltered, un-fined and unpasteurized.
The process does leave some yeast sediment in the bottom, so pour in one smooth motion if you want to leave it in the bottle.
By Wiper and True and Gloucester Brewery at Gloucester Brewery, Nr Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH.
Store upright in a cool dark place. The freshness of the hops is the key to this beer so drink it fresh and do not age.
We use the finest ingredients possible and avoid any unnecessary chemicals or processing aids. We do not pasteurize, filter or clear our beers with synthesised chemicals. The result is that they don’t always have perfect clarity, but we feel this is a sacrifice worth making for keeping anything unnatural out of our beer.
This beer is vegan friendly.