Drake’s Brewing Company’s Jolly Rodger changes each year. 2011 marks the 22nd brewing of this beer, destined to be a black IPA style. 2010 was an imperial red ale.
For our 2011 Jolly Rodger we’ve crossed over to the Dark side and brought loads of hops along for the trip to make an Imperial Dark IPA. Starting with just the right blend of American 2-row barley, dark roasted barley and Rye to give the beer its smooth mouthfeel and intimidating darkness, we then hit it hard with Chinook, Citra and CTZ hops to give it a classic “West Coast” style hoppy aroma and flavor. Smooth, crisp and hop-forward, but with a heart of darkness.
Style: Imperial Black IPA
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
8.75% ABV, 90 IBUs