An online pie chart divides the entire Led Zeppelin song book into three categories: "Sex", "Vikings, hobbits and some shit" and "Citrus". Adhering to these pithy – pun intended – guidelines should see Rocky Ridge’s latest collaboration with Old Bridge Cellars land in the latter segment.
Not concerned with current trends, this duo has crafted a classic West Coast IPA that swells with citrus. While the referenced rock classic is in A minor, the beer is definitely in C, with Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops applied equally, and fresh hop flowers from the brewery’s hop garden used for late additions and dry hopping. The effect is a citrus and pine mélange, on a lean and slightly opaque body, that drives the resiny dankness towards a dry coda.
Whether Bonzo’s son, Jason, who is currently touring Australia, will receive a can remains to been seen; however, the collaborators have certainly scored a coup with the most rocking of beer names that seems to have been hidden in plain sight.
- West Coast IPA
The limited release - cans and draught – is available now from select WA retailers and venues.