Heretic – Evil Cousin – Imperial IPA 8%
While Ramsay Bolton may not be a blood cousin to the somewhat diminished stark family, he was probably called Cousin Ramsay when he came to visit Winterfell from the Dreadfort. Unfortunately, Ramsay’s torrid family history and incredibly cruel father helped him develop a somewhat unnerving fondness for torture and depravity – it’s safe to say Ramsay’s pretty damn evil. This Imperial IPA from Heretic is a bold, in-your-face monster brew that bears a light, easy drinking malt character allowing for the hoppy flavours to stand out. Big, sticky, and aggressive, the hop profile is intentionally on the dank side. We’re not encouraging Ramsay’s behaviour, but it would be hard to criticise him if he was sipping a can of Evil Cousin -especially if it was on the way to King’s Landing.