The upcoming draught-only IPA follows on from last year’s “Stimulus IPA”, which was made using 100 per cent US Cascade hops and will will feature a blend of Australian Cluster and Cascade hops plus NZ Riwaka, Pacifica and Motueka varieties.
The 5.8% abv ale will be balanced by a malt bill similar to last year comprising pale malt with a touch of Munich and dark crystal.
Given the use of New Zealand-developed Riwaka, Motueka (formerly B Saaz) and Pacifica (formerly Pacific Hallertau) hops in addition to the Australian varieties, perhaps a ‘New World’ IPA tag is more appropriate to the brew than Australian, but who’s to argue over a label.
The beer will be an aggressive 50 IBUs and a colour of 30 EBC. The brewers describe the beer as:
“A beer with true quality of character – a strong, copper coloured, and highly aromatic brew with a distinctive and intense hop character; all bound together with Little Creatures love for balance.”
The limited edition beer will be available late next week at Little Creatures venues as well as the usual better beer bars.