A new all-American hopped West Coast IPA from Taupo’s Lakeman, with Amarillo, Citra and Zythos in the mix. There’s lime and grapefruit up first on the nose, with a distinct Zythos’y tangerine note rising further back. Remarkably focused grapefruit on the palate, with some pine and very faint passionfruit mixed in with the light and fresh malt base. All good stuff, but the most striking thing about this 6.9 per cent IPA is the bitterness. It kicks in right from the front of the palate, like chomping straight down on a grapefruit (skin and all), and it stays meshed with the citrus flavour right through to the finish. Impactful, arresting and laser focused on its style. One of the top IPAs I’ve tasted this year.
Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville IPAMonday 15 August 2022
The can art of Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville, a Cryo Hop Hazy IPA, is giving off big Sims energy... does anyone still play The Sims?
Isthmus Figaro Imperial StoutSunday 14 August 2022
Isthmus Brewing’s Figaro, a fig and chocolate imperial stout (9% ABV) is intensely dark in colour, crowned by a coffee crema head. The aroma begins with notes of cocoa powder…
Deep Creek Leo extroverted Hazy IPAThursday 11 August 2022
Reviewer Josh Lee says Deep Creek Leo Extroverted Hazy IPA is the best hazy he's tried this year and recommends it highly.
Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPAWednesday 10 August 2022
Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA is a complex mix of sharp citrus and softer tropicals, with pungent rosewater and light malt sweetness.