“A Red IPA, with a resiny hop and caramel malt character, Red Nut features Fortnight, Mosaic, Citra, EKG, and Amarillo hops for a big hoppy punch on top of a strong, dark, malt base.”
Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Cherry red hue with a huge three and a half finger head. It slowly deconstructs and leaves a smattering of lace on the glass.
Aroma: Brawny but elegant. Truck loads of caramelised malts, toffee, maple syrup, melon, ripe paw paw/papaya, burnt brown sugar and a faint hint of coffee. Starting to pick up a sharp pine character that cuts through all of that dense malty sweetness. Brilliant balance, oh so Bentspoke!
Flavour: Excellent transition from the aroma – nice warm welcome from the 7% ABV on entry. Well countered by the sweet malts though – more than enough to support the punchy citrus, pine and sweet tropical notes of melon, paw paw and passion fruit. Rather bitter finish but balanced by a slight coffee/roasty note that goes the distance.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but also quite viscous. Medium body and co2.
Overall: This is the latest of Bentspoke’s range to hit the shelves. This has been a favourite of ours for a while so we’re stoked to finally see it in cans. Come on lads, let’s get the Cluster series going!