Devil’s Elbow

Double India Pale Ale

In the early 1990’s brewers on the west coast of America started to take the pale ale style and make it stronger and more heavily hopped, the result was the Double India Pale Ale style. Named for an iconic swimming hole on the Waikanae River, Devil’s Elbow takes the Double India Pale style and makes it our own using a cocktail of extravagantly fruity hop varieties from across the strait and a pale malt backbone from the Rangitikei. Fruity , Zesty , and strong be careful of where the Devil’s Elbow takes you.
Tasting Notes:
A blast of tropical fruit and grapefruit gives way to a resinous hop flavour with a supporting sweet malt character and a firm bitter finish.
Food Matches:
Spicy Tex Mex and Mexican fare.
Grist: NZ Pilsner Malt, Munich Malt and Wheat Malt
Hops: Pacific Jade, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Moutere
Yeast: American Ale
ABV : 8%
IBU: 60
SRM: 3.5