Dead Frog and Fuggles & Warlock Release Collaboration Red Rye IPA
The beer's name and label are a fighting video game parody. A "combo" is a combination attack involving a string of sequential normal attacks. A "hyper combo" is a more powerful special move consisting of a chain of combos.
"I wanted to make a beer that was malty, yet balanced; strong, but deceivingly so," said Dan "Fuggles" Colyer of Fuggles & Warlock. "Dry-hopping with Citra, Amarillo, and Galaxy gave a burst of citrus aroma that balanced the aggressive bittering very well."
Steve Black, Dead Frog's brewer, enjoyed the partnership with Fuggles & Warlock. "It was a blast working with those guys! My contribution was to add rye, which imparts a spiciness that I really like in beer. It gave the ale an interesting Belgian-like quality."
The Hyper Combo Red Rye IPA is a robust, medium-bodied dark amber ale with the aroma of citrus, bread, and honey. A burst of lemon gives way to tropical fruit, then a tingling spiciness that slowly fades into a dry, lingering finish.
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Rye Malt, Carapils, Crystal 80, Crystal 40, Crystal 20, Midnight Wheat
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Galaxy
Suggested serving temperature: 12-14°C
Recommended glass: IPA glass, Nonic pint, mug
Suggested food pairing: aged Gouda, hot pastrami sandwich, Rogan Josh, Xi'an cumin lamb pulled noodles
The unpasteurized and preservative-free Hyper Combo Red Rye IPA will be available in LRSs in 650ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $6.99. It can be ordered from the LDB using SKU #881631. It will also be available on draught in select pubs and restaurants. Follow us on Twitter @DeadFrogBrewery and @FugglesWarlock for details.
About Dead Frog Brewery
Dead Frog is an independent, award-winning craft brewery in Aldergrove, British Columbia. In January 2006, Derrick and Donna Smith launched Dead Frog with the goal of producing premium quality beer marketed with fun and innovative branding. Today, Dead Frog produces six core brews including the Classic Nut Brown Ale, Seasonal Citrus Wit, and Fearless IPA, along with one limited release beer monthly.
About Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
Fuggles & Warlock have been gypsy brewing in BC since 2012, working with breweries on both sides of the Canada-US border. This year, Fuggles & Warlock will open their own brewery in Richmond, brewing adventurous beers for craft beer lovers. Following the award-winning Bean Me Up Espresso Milk Stout, Fuggles & Warlock is releasing Shiva Session White IPA and Destiny IPA this month. Keeping beer weird in 2015!