Hop Nation West Coast IPA

Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
6.5%

Hop Nation are never too far from an experimental hop, new hop product or innovative brewing ingredient but it's always good to return a craft beer classic. And in the modern craft beer industry, American hops don't get much more classic than Mosaic or using it in a West Coast - indeed circa 2016, every brewery and their dog were rushing out to brew big and bitter IPA with Mosaic flying solo.

Here, Hop Nation used a mix of pale pilsner malt, wheat and caramalt to create golden, crystal clear beer with a lean and dry nature that lets Mosaic star. Bold and bitter, the IPA is heavy on the dank and resin while it's fruited side switches between berry, grapefruit, orange zest, stone fruit and mango. It means there's a lot of layered hop notes to pick through, which serves as a reminder of why that hop works so well by itself.

Will Ziebell

Published December 22, 2023

Name
Hop Nation
Address

Unit 6, 107/109 Whitehall Street Footscray
VIC 3011

Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 9.30pm
Friday: 12pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

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