BrewDog Slot Machine Red Rye IPA
Style: IPA - India Pale Ale
Format: 330ml Can
Slot Machine has myriad warming malt notes of caramel, toffee, toast crust and fruit loaf, with a sticky rye spice. New world hops impart a robust but mellow blend of citrus and herbal spice.
Slot Machine is 5.2% ABV and packs a bitterness of 55 IBU from being kettle hopped with Magnum, but also a hit of citrus from Amarillo in the whirlpool and dry-hop. A third wave was also added; herbal spice from German hop Callista bringing a nobility to the proceedings. Added with the Amarillo, this new hop (first released in 2016) also gives a berry fruit and gooseberry character, so Slot Machine has a series of interlinked hop flavours to unravel!
The beer was also brewed with Pale, Carafa and Crystal malt to give notes of caramel, toffee and bread crust as a baseline, and then layered with a generous addition of rye. BrewDog love brewing with this ingredient, despite the potential it has to make brewers think twice. In Slot Machine it adds a depth of spice to go with the hops and balance out the caramel from the Crystal malt. In short, as any brewer will tell you, rye holds everything together.