One of the back rooms at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe is called The Hop Room. There’s information about hops written on one of the walls, a giant hop hanging from a chandelier, and even the wallpaper is a photographic mural of a hop field. The Redoak team aren’t shy when it comes to their love of hops.
Their American Pale Ale backs this up in the style of a West Coast pale ale from the 2000s. It’s full of super clean citrus character, giving punchy shavings of zest but still finishing crisp. There’s nothing at all harsh here – the luxuriously slow head hints at the smoothness of this beer in the mouth – but a nippy bitterness at the end ensures the hops have the final say.
- American Pale Ale