BABY-FACED ASSASSIN - ALC. 6.1% VOL.
Baby-Faced Assassin was originally conceived as a recipe in the back office of Beer Ritz in Headingley, Leeds, on a dark winter’s afternoon in early 2011, before being brewed as a very small batch beer.
Fast-forward nearly three years and we decided to brew the beer on a commercial scale for the first time. There’s no getting away from what this beer is and that’s a celebration of hops and, more specifically, one hop in particular; Citra. Grown in the Pacific north west of America, Citra has become one of the most sought-after hops in the world, since it first became available in 2007.
The recipe’s been up-scaled and ever so slightly adjusted to a 20BBL brew length, whilst Simpson’s Golden Promise pale malt provides an ideal canvass upon which the characteristics of the hop can been displayed. Light and biscuity, it adds a touch of depth to the beer without getting in the way of the hops.
Brewed with 100% Citra hops that create aromas of mango, apricot, grapefruit & mandarin orange, along with a lasting, juicy, tropical fruit bitterness, the Baby-Faced Assassin is a deceptively quaffable India Pale Ale that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The artwork for the beer has been designed by the chap who came up with the recipe and is a nod to the old musical hall bill posters of yesteryear, incorporating some old school and modern fonts along the way.
Baby-Faced Assassin now forms part of Rooster’s core line-up in cask, keg and can.