Green Beacon The Whaler 2018

Style
Blood Orange IPA
ABV
6.2%

It may have been a golden ale in its earlier days, but Green Beacon's spring seasonal, The Whaler, seems to have decided its comfortable in the shape it's taken since 2015: that of a blood orange IPA. It does continue to evolve a little, however, with the Brisbane brewery's designer coming up with artwork that continues to move these quarterly can releases ever further from the look of the core range.

As for the beer in 2018, it's hazy and at the paler end of the IPA spectrum, but is most notable for the potent blood orange aromas that leap, like the whale on the cans, dramatically from the liquid. It might not be a NEIPA, and indeed doesn't have the fat body of such beers, but, with a relatively low and tight bitterness and plenty of zesty juiciness running through it, it's closer to that world than the brewery's core range IPA, Windjammer.

Published September 6, 2018

Name
Green Beacon (CUB/Asahi)
Address

26 Helen Street
Teneriffe
QLD 4005

Phone
(07) 3252 8393
Open Hours

Mon to Thu: 2pm to 9pm

Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm

Sunday: midday to 10pm

Tours

Typically the last Saturday of each month, check out Facebook or shopify store https://greenbeaconbrewingco.store

HCH 2024 B
AIBA 2024 entries B2

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