Hop Nation The Dawn East Coast IPA

Style
East Coast IPA
ABV
7.0%

There's been a fair bit of chat about East Coast IPAs in the deeper reaches of the local beer scene recently. These hazy (or often well beyond hazy), highly fruity IPAs have been the cause of some controversy, best articulated locally in the Ale of a Time article we linked to in last Friday's newsletter. But, controversy aside, of most interest to Aussie beer and hop fanciers will be that a few brewers are starting to explore the style here (although not using flour yet, as far as we're aware).

Among them is the duo behind Hop Nation, the former winemaker-gypsy brewers who now have their own brewery home in Footscray. Their East Coast IPA is The Dawn and, after a couple of weeks on tap at their venue, it's now been sent out into the world.

Designed as a showcase for punchy New World hops Citra and Nelson Sauvin, the brewers reckon it "boasts BIG fruit" of the pineapple, mango and light citrus (grapefruit and orange, to be specific). They also tell us The Dawn has a "slight piney resin character" balancing all the fruit in a beer that "pours slightly hazy in the glass with a bright lemon colour".

Published August 18, 2016

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

HCH 2024 B
AIBA 2024 entries B2

More from Hop Nation

Hop Nation Freestyle Double IPA & Raspberry Sour With Key Lime
Double IPA & Fruited Sour
8.0% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Blood Sour
Sour
4.4%
Hop Nation Don Limón
Salted Lime Mexican Lager
4.0%
Hop Nation West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
6.5%
Hop Nation Tropicalé & Summer Sour
Hazy IPA & Fruited Sour
7.2% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Nelson Lakes
Double IPA
8.0%
Hop Nation Dragon Sour & Flathead
Fruited Sour & Grapefruit IPA
4.0% & 6.5%
Hop Nation Fill Your Cup
Hazy IPA
5.6%
Hop Nation Giddy Hazy Mid
Hazy Mid
3.5%
Hop Nation Citra Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
7.0%
Hop Nation x Mr West Turon Milk Stout
Milk Stout
6.0%
Hop Nation All G
Double IPA
8.0%
Hop Nation Mole Poblano & Pecan Pie
Barrel-Aged Imperial Pastry Stouts
Both 11.6%
Hop Nation Green Matter?
Hazy IPA
6.8%
Hop Nation Footscray Draft
Lager
4.2%
Hop Nation The Kalash 2023
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
10.4% & 11.5%
Hop Nation Rice Lager & Yugen
Rice Lager & Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout
5.0% & 5.2%
Hop Nation Dog Beer
Alcohol-Free Dog Beer
0.0%
Hop Nation x Birdsnake Karma Milk Chocolate Stout
Milk Chocolate Stout
5.0%
Hop Nation Field Daze & Field Haze
Fresh Hop IPAs
Both 6.0%