Akasha Hopsmith IPA

Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
7.2%
Bitterness
60 IBU

Although Akasha launched with a pale ale, there was something approaching unspoken agreement in beer circles that this was a brewery that could only properly be measured once it had released an IPA. The reasoning stretched back mainly to Dave’s time creating the hugely successful IPA variants as head brewer at Riverside, but that legacy was merely a culmination of many years honing his skills at a home brew level, which had in turn had been formed by trips to the USA that tuned his palate to that country’s big West Coast IPAs. It’s only at the end of this long chain where we reach the Hopsmith IPA.

Many might baulk at having to come up with another new IPA, in a market full of them, that not only met expectations but also sought to exceed them. Dave stepped up in typically fastidious fashion and delivered on the unspoken promise. Built on a couple of the headlining hops of American IPAs, Simcoe and Amarillo, at times, both aromatically and palate-wise, it’s like prancing through a pine forest before wandering into a citrus grove – a result of the triple dry-hopping. The bitterness is pronounced but because the malt has been balanced carefully, it’s a beer that’s lean, clean and drinks like a dream.

Name
Akasha Taproom & Brewery
Address

10-12 Spencer Street
Five Dock
NSW 2046

Phone
(02) 9715 7156
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 8pm
Fridays: 2pm to 8pm
Saturdays: midday to 8pm
Sundays: midday to 7pm

Regular events

Food trucks Fri to Sun
Super Chill Saturdays: Rudderless Records set lists + takeaway case specials + discounted jugs

Tours

By appointment

CBCo Goldy

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