Batch Brewing Co Trippy Hippie's XXPA

Double XPA

One of the ongoing arguments against pre-mixed spirit and soft drink RTDs is that they pack a surprisingly high percentage of alcohol into a surprisingly drinkable – and usually incredibly sweet – package. The key is balance (or, in the case of RTDs, sweetness): the strength of the drink is disguised in order to convince you that buying and necking a discounted case from a big box retailer is a really excellent idea, despite the next morning demonstrating it's very much not. With that in mind – though with a far less sinister conclusion – we have Trippy Hippie’s XXPA.

This is a beer that drinks far easier than its 8.8 percent ABV suggests it ought to. It starts with a truly gorgeous fruity aroma from a riot of tropical fruits; passionfruit, grapefruit, melon – take your pick and be sure to pick them all. Thanks to the Citra and Galaxy hops, there’s so much upfront fruit on the nose and palate you might think they’ve forgotten about everything else. But the malt does its job too, adding the right amount of body to balance out the beer and lay the foundation for the bitterness to run nicely along the back of your palate. We’re not sure who the trippy hippie is but, if this is what they’re drinking, then it’s definitely worth asking for one of what they’re taking.

Nick O

Published September 29, 2017

Batch Brewing Co

44 Sydenham Road
NSW 2204

(02) 9550 5432
Open Hours

Mon to Sun: 10am to 8pm


Sat & Sun: 12.30pm & 3.30pm
Bookings essential. Other times available on request.

CBCo Goldy

More from Batch Brewing Co

Batch Brewing The Hip Hip Hop Water - Citrus Banger
Hop Infused Sparkling Water
Batch Coffee Pale Ale, Tropical Nitro IPA & Das Roggen
Coffee Pale, Nitro IPA & Rye Lager
4.5% & 7.0% & 4.6%
Batch Brewing Co Brighter Future, La Sfida & In A Pickle
IPA, Italian Pilsner & Pickle Sour
6.7% & 5.5% & 4.7%
Batch Brewing Co Neu Bruin
Dark Sour
Batch Brewing Co Blueberry Cheesecake & Little Lou’s Crème Brûlée
Nitro Sour & Pastry Stout
7.2% & 8.0%
Batch Brewing Co Draught
Batch Brewing Co All Time Low & Autumn Dawn
Ultra Low Session Ale & India Red Ale
1.25% & 6.6%
Batch Brewing Co Chapeau 2020
Raspberry Sour Ale
Batch Brewing Co A Berry Salty Gose & Single Hop IPA HPA-016
Berry Gose & Single Hop IPA
4.5% & 6.3%
Batch Brewing Co A Currant State of Infusion Coffee & Currant Dark Sour Ale
Coffee & Currant Sour Ale
Batch Brewing Co Juicy Boys & Island Style
NEIPA & Coconut IPA
6.6% & 6.2%
Batch Brewing Co MacBatch Oak-Aged Wee Heavy
Oak-Aged Wee Heavy
Batch Brewing Co Trippy Hippy’s Citra XPA, Vic & Pete’s Bodacious Nitro Pale & Beastie Boysenberry Sour Ale
XPA & Nitro Pale & Fruit Sour
5.0% & 5.0% & 4.5%
Batch Brewing Co Into The Summer Session Ale
Session Ale
Batch Brewing Co Chapeau! 2019
Raspberry Sour
Batch Brewing Co Tasman Tango South Pacific Ale
Pacific Ale
Batch Brewing Co Juicy As Phuck NEIPA 2019
Batch Brewing Co Farmhouse XPA
Farmhouse XPA
Batch Brewing Co Azacca IPA
Batch Brewing Co The Huge Kahuna
Imperial Brown Ale