If Little Fella translates to a light-bodied German style pilsner, what beer are you going to choose to be your Big Fella? In the case of SixTwelve Brewing, the heftiest beer in their core range: a red rye IPA. It takes all the elements that can make a red ale so appealing and pairs them with an eclectic mix of punchy American hops.
First impressions are drawn from the colour – an impressively clear ruby red – which sets the tone for the waves of toffee, caramel, rye spice and a little citrus that follow. There's nothing light-bodied about this beer either: dive into a sticky, malt-derived glass awash with toffee, caramel and a little spice, as Big Fella leaves a little sweetness lingering alongside grapefruit and pine notes.