Beer: BrewDog - 5am Saint, Red Ale by IPAokay

5am Saint


American Red Ale, 5%

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

5AM Saint is a 5% ABV American red ale (See: Pale Ales) brewed by BrewDog, a Scottish craft brewery founded in 2007. It is made with five different malts (Maris Otter, Caramalt, Munich Malt, Crystal and Dark Crystal) and seven types of hops (Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo and Mosaic), giving it a complex and balanced flavour. The beer has aromas and tastes of berry, citrus, caramel, biscuit, marmalade and chocolate.

It is described as a “hop-led homage to American Amber” and a “bittersweet chaos” of malt and hops. The name 5AM Saint refers to the idea of living life on the edge and driving towards the sunrise. It has received mixed reviews from beer drinkers, some praising its hoppy character and others finding it too bitter or watery. The beer is best enjoyed with food that can complement its malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness, such as burgers, cheese, barbecue or spicy dishes. 5AM Saint is a beer for those who like to challenge the status quo and seek adventure in their lives.