Hop Nation The Forager Blueberry NEIPA

Style
Berry NEIPA
ABV
6.5%

The Forager first made an appearance late in 2018 as another entry in Hop Nation's NEIPA family, in this case adding blueberry to the mix. After receiving feedback on the beer, they decided to give it an overhaul ahead of its reappearance, with raspberry introduced to give the berry side of the beer a little more oomph. What's more, due to the increased acidity from the berries, a little lactose has been added this time around.

As brewery co-founder Sam Hambour tells us: "While we are always subtly altering beers in house usually due to seasonal ingredient changes, this recipe change is significant enough that we are happy to announce and share it to the people."

Aside from the berries 'n' cream, the beer is otherwise unaltered, still featuring blueberries and double dry-hopped with Moutere and Citra. It pours a cloudy soft pink, with the raspberries repaying the brewers in joining the sticky citrus / tropical fruit cluster that meets your nose. The blueberries come into play in a more subtle, earthy and drying manner on the palate, with a building and somewhat grippy bitterness there to add balance.

James Smith

Published June 6, 2019

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

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