West Coast style IPA? Check. Citra Hops? Check. The boxes are all ticked for this being a beer I’m destined to love, so it better not let me down! Turns out I’m safe, because this one is a cracker of a single Citra IPA. Ripe, concentrated lemon and orange citrus aromas with a distinct streak of freshly cut grapefruit peel. More of those unmistakable Citra citrus flavours, with sweet lemon, orange and mandarin. There’s a distinctly oily texture which really ups the body and weight of the palate, while the hop driven fruitiness stays in control of the finish right until the last moment when the bitterness finally takes hold. A rich and sumptuous IPA that finds itself well at home in these cold winter months.
8 Wired Tour De FlandresMonday 8 August 2022
8 Wired’s Tour des Flandres spent the better part of three years ageing in red wine foeders (a traditional type of very large wine barrel). The malts and ageing have…
Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Earl Grey IPAFriday 5 August 2022
Yeastie Boys are back in New Zealand, getting their beer brewed under contract with bStudio in Napier and distributing through Morningcider.
Zeelandt Brunhilde’s FateThursday 4 August 2022
Hawke’s Bay classicists Zeelandt won a gold medal at the recent NZ Beer Awards with this wonderfully true-to-style German Rauchbier, a beechwood smoked lager.
North End Grisette Brett ReserveWednesday 3 August 2022
North End have taken a distinctively floral grisette, and added a twist by bottle conditioning it with brettanomyces yeast.