Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Hargreaves Hill Phoenix Imperial Red Ale
Brewery: Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Style: American Strong Ale
Format: 750ml Bottle
Rich upfront flavour and aromas of Christmas pudding and mixed berries precede hop characters of pine, grapefruit and spicy resin. The specialty malt component and high ABV contribute to a stately red hue and to a good breadth and depth of mouthfeel, complementing secondary qualities of brandy, coconut and vanilla.
As the Phoenix matures, expect to see hops subside to a bitter backbone, and malt ripen to deeper qualities of rich dried fruits. Drinking great fresh, or after time spent in the cellar. Only 500 bottles produced. Each bottle is individually numbered and wax sealed for air tight cellaring.
Rated 90 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com