Australia | Indian Pale Ale | 6.8%
This American style IPA, brewed in the Swan Valley in WA, took out the Champion Australian Beer at the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards. And you’ll soon know why. Pouring a deep amber with a firm head, there is a powerful aroma of pine and stonefruit with some caramel malt seeping through. Pineapple and melon aromas make their distinctive presence felt but it’s the piney hops that dominate and give it that classic West Coast USA IPA feel. The taste is wonderfully balanced – the caramel sweetness of the strong malt backbone keeps the intense piney, resinous hop bitterness in check without stealing its thunder. The citrus comes forward early in the taste with some sweet follow up and the resinous finish lingers for a long farewell. At 6.8% , lingering is the name of the game so sit back and sip and savour this award winning beauty.