Indian Ocean Brewing Hop Mess

Indian Ocean Brewing

Released September 18, 2018

Anyone drinking in Perth at the moment might fear they're about to be consumed by a wave of double IPAs, in this case labelled IIPA. Here, Indian Ocean joins the high ABV swell of contenders with a decidedly old school take and, as they say, “make a solid beer with enough hearty constitution to stand up to truckloads of hops thrown at it”.

It’s an interesting thought that just a decade makes this style of DIPA old school. In 2008, the concept of dry hopping was barely understood or used in Australia, yet in 2018 this expression is almost revivalist.

A classic trio of Columbus, Simcoe and Cascade hops are joined by a little Citra, the only modernity on show here, creating a dank pine-citrus resin character upon a refined caramel malt base that’s far from a Hop Mess at all.

Guy Southern

Style
Imperial IPA
ABV
8.0%
Stockists

Available from the brewery and select WA venues

Name
Indian Ocean Brewing
Address

33 Ocean Falls Blvd
Mindarie
WA 6030

Phone
(08) 9400 1111
Open Hours

11am to midnight