Pints & Purls Edition 5: Rampant Imperial IPA

This is the fifth in a series of installments that will highlight one of my favorite brews and which knits to go with it!  Read more editions here!

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Brew: Rampant Imperial IPA

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing

Malts: Pale, Black

Hops: Mosaic, Calypso, Centennial

Flavors: Although there is abundant bitterness, there is also a slightly sweet malty taste that rounds out the beer’s big personality.  A clean finish keeps it from being too overpowering and heavy.

Knit Pairings: This beer is complex in aroma and in taste, as such, I think it’d be great paired with an exotic blend of yarns – yak, camel and bamboo? hemp, cashmere and merino? – or an exotic stitch pattern.  Try something new! Have fun! Enjoy both the complexity of the beverage and the complexity of your project.

Notes: This beer has a strong point of view, no need to coax conversation, he’ll open right up!IMG_9075

Let me know what you think!  Suggestions for future beers, more/different information to include, this is a work in progress so I won’t be offended by constructive advice!

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