Curious Brewery has already made an appearance on the blog, primarily for their experimental series, showcasing their expertise in crafting amazing tasting beer. This time, we take a taste at their new session strength India Pale Ale.
I previously covered that Curious Brewery are owned by leading winemakers, Chapel Down, and the wine-making is taken on this IPA. Brewed with three complimentary hops is a nod to the power of three, used to create Bordeaux, Champagne, Côtes du Rhône wines.
The result of this technique is medium bodied mouthfeel and balanced with Pale Ale and Crystal Malts adding a crisp, moreish, zesty and refreshing finish on the palate.
We get a few words from the Head Winemaker at Chapel Down, Josh Donaghay-Spire:
Josh Donaghay-Spire, Chapel Down Head Winemaker
Our aim with Curious Session IPA was to make a premium beer that retained the balance and refreshment of an IPA, without compromising on the hop flavour and aroma and we believe that we have definitely achieved this.
Hopped with Chinook, a punchy, spicy yet aromatic hop and Cascade fo bright orange fruit and tropical aromas, we tweaked the hop profile of this beer to really bring forward the bright hoppy aromas, without loading the beer with bitterness. The result is a pale ale of balance, finesse and distinctive drinkability.
Curious Session IPA is the ideal partner to barbecued food due to its resinous consistency and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians too, so everyone can enjoy the balanced, zesty and refreshing finish.
The new Session IPA from Curious Brewery comes in at 4.4% ABV and replaces their previous Curious IPA which was 5.6% ABV which began being phased out in August.
Curious Session IPA is a medium bodied premium beer, that combines the hoppiness of Curious IPA, with the refreshment and balance of a sessionable brew. You can pick up cans online from Curious’s webshop here and nationwide in Majestic Wines in a cheeky six pack.
Let me know what beers you have been enjoying in the comments section below and I will see you folks in the next post.