17 August 2009

HBG3 Details: Guest Beer #4 - Broad Ripple Brewing Company's Relegator Black IPA

You've been giving your F5 a healthy workout just waiting to see what's next on the menu for our party.

This is:

Many of the HBG KOTBR spent their time at this year's Indiana Microbrewers Festival under the firkin tent, where we poured quite a few tasty brews. A highlight for many of us was Broad Ripple Brewpub's Relegator Black IPA.

Relegator was specially brewed to commiserate with Middlesbrough FC, who were relegated (sent down from the English Premiership to the Championship league) in the 2008-2009 EPL season. It's an extra black bitter IPA. Black to represent the dark fear of Middlesbrough not being promoted back to the EPL in the 2009-2010 season, and extra bitter to represent how Middlesbrough supporters feel about the relegation. ABV 7.2%

We'll have it for you at the Hoosier Beer Geek Third Anniversary Roundtable at Sun King Brewing on August 22nd at 6PM.

There will be no day-of tickets. Click here to purchase tickets now.


  1. Consider my fancy tickled!

  2. it was curious, I didnt like it on cask at the pub as much as I did from the firkin tent... (where it was one of my top 3s from the fest). got more roasted, bitter flavors on cask... not so much passion & grapefruit hops aroma as I remembered the firkin.

    still damn good, I might add