Infected Brewing Co. | Ruby Nectar

Infected Brewing Co. | Ruby Nectar

It's our second creation of a special series of beers that will be produced with fruit addition. For this second experience, we opted on making the experimentation with Kveik, combining it with raspberry, grumixama and strawberry, which brings a strong synergy for a complexity of aroma and red tropical fruit flavors. (Source: Loosely translated from the brewery's advertising material.)

  • Beer: Ruby Nectar
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 6%
  • IBU: 60
  • Brewery:
  • Look: ambar color, transparent, with a great cream head formation that leaves marks on the glass;
  • Aroma: at first, its aroma shows caramelly and grainy malt notes, as well as a light, raspberry-like fruitiness;
  • Taste: at first, it’s malty, bringing caramelly malt notes, along with a very light strawberry fruitiness. A cardamom-like taste is present during the sip. A light-to-medium bitterness is present throughout the sip, lasting in the aftertaste.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-high body, medium carbonation and a dry but long finish;
  • Overall: Good beer, but not as an IPA. It lacks bitterness (or it has too much sweetness?) for me to consider it as one. Despite that, it’s an interesting beer, with a sensorial profile that I find hard to fit in a style.
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.