I first tried this beer at the brewery in Mornington about four years ago and it blew my mind. I tried it again last night from the can and bought it down a notch. Call it the “I’m on holidays and at the brewery so I’ll score it higher” effect, or perhaps a leader of the pack a couple of years ago has just been caught a little by the great local quality that has appeared of late. Nevertheless, it’s still a delicious beer.
Pours amber with an off white, frothy head that laces well. Predominant malt aromas, with stone fruit and citrus hop notes. Malt sweetness kicks the beer off, with a moderate bitterness creeping in, showing off grass, pepper and grapefruit hops. There’s an ever so slight hollow mid palate, but the bitterness continues long into the palate and makes up for it.
A really enjoyable IPA if you want something that provides good bitterness without being a complete hop bomb (something I prefer).