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Herevana – Behemoth – Infra-Red

Behemoth Infra-Red Double Red IPA. There are always far too many Chur beers to try at any one time there are many that are worth of an inspection and purchase. When you see a Red IPA, and a double at that, well mad if you don’t at least feel you need to try it.

I’m firing up the Barbecue after this, so this is pre-dinner entertainment, Bit like that music choice I hope raucous and noisey.

Behemoth (Chur) Brewing Company make the Behemoth Infra-Red in Auckland, Auckland 🇳🇿  New Zealand, in the style that is and IPA – Red  with an ABV of  8.0% – this is 2.8 standard drinks in NZ

That is a bold malty aroma when you crack that can open.

Lovely beer that is red-brown on the pour, and although I’d have liked more head this does sit lovely in the glass, that you can I over-filled and the next bit gets harder.

Lovely toffee like sugar malty rich aroma in the glass.

That’s bold. Big toffee note, lovely bitterness lots of mouth-feel and a lovely lingering finish, it is an immersive experience in big and bold.

That initial shock and awe though that’s just the shock and awe, after you recompose yourself you settle into a lovely rich and tasty beer that isn’t that big that it cowers you, and is quite a tidy glass of beer.

I have cheese, surprisingly, and I’m cooking on the grill, this would be the ideal beer to have with something big flavoured and juicy, because I think it’d only add to the party rather then be the party.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary number scale. This starts big but settles into being really accessible and really enjoyable. I loved that first surprise and that giant toffee hit, then I just enjoyed it all. Immense. And yes a big 9 on the scale of things because this is that giant.

Music: The Hard-ons – I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Big malt, bigger hops. What is not to love about a Double Red IPA!

So we have used a bunch of the most tasty red malts we could get our hands on then loaded it up with Cryo Simcoe, Ekuanot and El Dorado hops to give you complex dank tropical and citrus flavours over a dark fruit and caramel base. So much flavour you bet the happiness in your mouth will be showing up bright infra-red!


IPA – Red

The Red India Pale Ale (IPA), or India Red Ale, is reddish-amber to dark reddish-copper colored, hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Red IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy. A Red IPA will differ from an American IPA with the addition of some darker malts giving a slightly sweeter, more caramelly and dark fruit-based balance. A Red IPA differs from an American Strong Ale in that the malt profile is less intense and there is less body. It still has an IPA balance and doesn’t trend towards a barleywine-like malt character. It is also like a stronger, hoppier American Amber Ale, with the characteristic dry finish, medium-light body, and strong late hop character. “Imperial” and “Session” variants are generally closer-related to the base substyle and should be listed with them.


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