Neuse River Brewing Company

Laila’s Midnight

In its infancy the Imperial IPA was nothing more than a heftier version of the standard India Pale Ale. The British found that in sending beer to their troops stationed in India they needed to add more hops to act as a preservative. In doing so the added bitterness created a newly sought after flavor profile inevitably leading to the birth of the Imperial IPA. Laila’s Midnight takes the experiment a step further by adding a dash of nutty Midnight malt and a few other inspired hints of roasted malt flavor to produce a well-balanced and mystically vibrant dark IPA.