Isthmus 3D IPA
What to expect:
Clean citrus, peaches and woody pine
Isthmus is a husband-and-wife business run by Hamish Ward and Caroline Muller-Ward. Hamish is also the head brewer at Deep Creek and as you can tell by their success in this competition, he knows what he’s doing. Like the Auckland isthmus the brewery is named for, this beer is tightly packed! Clean, vibrant hop characters deliver citrus, peaches and woody pine. The malt base has some complementary biscuit notes but is well contained and lets the hops play out in a lively fashion. The judges loved the combination of technical excellence and tight intertwining of flavours, describing it as “excellent – nice hop notes on a well-balanced, clean beer”.
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This is such a well-rounded beer with good heft, so you want some well-rounded hefty food - and by that we mean burgers and fries.