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  • Class

    IPA

  • Style

    Hoppy

  • Location

    Auckland

  • Key flavours

    Caramel, Floral, Grapefruit, Pine

  • Medal

    Gold, Champion IPA

Judges comments

The emperor of IPA in New Zealand. Takes the Champion in the IPA class for the second year running. Five times a trophy winner at Brewers Guild of NZ Awards, trophies in Australia and Sweden - this is the very definition of new-age IPA. It reveals unbeatable excellence, from the way it presents in the glass to the last tangy drop. A delicate perfume of rosewater and grapefruit give away to pine and mint spice; broad caramel malt sweetness lingers to temper aggressive hop bitterness. It's juicy and rich but finishes clean and dry with the hoppiness building with every sip. Judges noted its perfect balance between hop and malt, with one adding simply: "I love it." In an era where some beers can be one-dimensionally hopped, this is the full 3D experience.

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