Boston Brewing Devil's Den

Style
Barrel-Aged Red IPA with Brett
ABV
8.0%

The path that leads to Devil’s Den is characterised by a transformative 22-month journey for Boston’s award-winning red IPA Devilslide inside Great Southern ex-shiraz barrels with bacteria, Brett, pedio, and lacto Mephistos for company. The original beer’s sticky RIPA vibe has fallen via the Faustian trade, now revealing itself as a nuanced, large format anti-hero.

Pouring rusty brown with a rocky, moussey, crema head, the red fruit-laden nose intrigues with dry Bretty funk and leather, while its previous hop presence is now redolent of spiced orange, complete with a vinous undercurrent. Medium-full of body yet running dry, the beer’s soft, tight carbonation massages textural oak influence, and restrained stave tannin. And there’s more with each sip.

The Devil’s Den is a Venn diagram of rich malt, yeast, oak and time, and makes a strong argument that Boston’s long game dark sours are some of Australia’s best.

Guy Southern

Published July 6, 2021

Name
Boston Brewing Co
Address

678 South Coast Highway
Denmark
WA 6333

Phone
(08) 9848 1555
Open Hours

Fri & Sat: 11am to 10pm
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 9pm

Gypsy Hub
Obsidian 2024

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