Breakfast Beer Tasting: Ramsbottom Craft Brewery Queen-E IPA
This morning we’re moving on from Pale Ale to try this locally produced IPA. No guesses as to what, or rather who, inspired this, as the label is pretty self-evident. It’s a 5.5% brew and comes in the standard 500ml bottle-conditioned form that RCB prefers.
It poured light amber with good carbonation and a neatly formed off-white head. The aroma was a little malt and some berried fruits. The body itself wasn’t particularly heavy given the strength. There was a biscuit malt backbone with a leading tart edge of fruitiness that developed into a dry finish.
An old-school IPA that may appeal to those who like their beers on the traditionally sharp side, rather than a modern hop bomb.