Red Brick Double IPA
Red Brick Brewing Co., Atlanta
$9.99/4-pack at metro beverage stores; also on draft at select beer bars
Profile: The second offering in the Red Brick limited edition Brick Mason series is a hearty nine 9 percent double IPA, produced with a combination of five different hops — Apollo, Bravo, Columbus, Centennial and Cascade.
It pours a golden-orange color with a fluffy white head, then opens up with an panoply of herbal, citrus and pine aromas, before a bitter, juicy punch of grapefruit tang and a lingering dry finish.
Local beers geeks are saying it’s about time Red Brick produced a big, hoppy IPA like this. But many are wondering why the brewery didn’t make a whole lot more of it.
Pair with: Try the bold flavor of Red Brick Double IPA with spicy barbecue, jerk chicken, chiles rellenos or aged sharp cheddar cheese.
Bob Townsend is editor of Southern Brew News, a bimonthly beer publication distributed throughout the Southeast: www.brewingnews.com/southernbrew