This anti-protectionist IPA is all about thinking outside of country borders.
Aussie hops, like the people, are a bit brash and rough around the edges. We’ve taken two of their stars – Ella and Vic Secret – and overlaid them with the wonderfully smooth, floral American Citra hop to create a beer that is so much more than the sum of its parts. The result is a juicy sessionable IPA that will blow away the narrow minded rhetoric.
Short description: New World hops – tropical fruit – bitter citrus
Style: New World IPA
Hops: Ella, Vic Secret, Citra. Dry hopped with Ella.
Malt: two row Irish malt, Carapils, Munich.
Strength: 5% ABV
Bitterness: 62 IBUs
Colour/appearance: dark yellow in the glass, white head.
Aroma: full on juicy tropical fruit aromas with masses of sweet pineapple.
Flavour: It may be bitter and there’s nothing subtle about this beer but it’s not overbearing. Up front passionfruit and pineapple flavours with a smack of bitter citrus at the end.
Aftertaste: light body, bitter in finish. Leaves you wanting more.
Food pairings: bitter and quaffable, this is the kind of beer that will cut through rich food, like a slow cooked brisket or a sweet-salty-sticky pineapple and mustard glazed ham. Think Indian as well, specifically a creamy korma or buttery chicken makhini. The tropical fruit will compliment the flavours in a spiced carrot cake (don’t forget the cream cheese frosting!) and cut through all the funk in a intense cheese like Bellingham Blue.
First released: February 2017.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: 330ml bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)
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