Beautiful Disaster is the second collaboration between 311 and Rock Brothers Brewing. After launching their debut beer (311 Amber Ale), bass player P-Nut wanted to pursue his vision of a beer with the Beautiful Disaster theme. These talks led to an Imperial IPA at a rockin’ 11.3% counter-balanced by Mosaic hops, sweet malts and citrus fruits. P-Nut suggested kumquats, a native Florida citrus fruit, to provide enough tartly sweet citrus flavor to blend with Mosaic hops (Mosaic also being the name of the band’s newest album). While Beautiful Disaster is brewed under the specifications of an Imperial IPA, Beautiful Disaster tends to stray towards a Belgian Strong Ale with a citrus sweetness to start, followed by a lingering tartly-bitter warmth. Preferred glassware is either a snifter or a tulip.
- ABV: 11.3%
- Type: Imperial IPA