Jedi Juice NEIPA from Hop Nation. Hop Nation is absolutely killing it at the monent, you may remember the mango punch gose I reviewed a couple of weeks ago which saw it unseat nomads freshie for my favourite gose. Hop Nation calls this 7.5% monster a New England IPA, I disagree…. I’d say this is THE NEIPA!!!
We had this at GABS in the small taster and were blown away by it, I was very nervous that it wasn’t going to translate well to a canning process, pfft how silly those fears were. The flavour is INSANE, like just wow. Boozy front end that’s tamed by a strong citrus hop and fruity back end. This beer with its awesome star wars can art (perfect timing!) and strong challenging flavours is the thing I love the most about the Aussie craft beer scene. You can buy our favourite craft brewers you corporate mongrels but you will never buy our freedom!!!! Calling it early. Beer of the year!