Given their position within the Aussie beer world as one of the preeminent brewers of massively hopped, often high octane, and hazy AF beers, one could see this as a tongue-in-cheek gift to Deeds' core fanbase. After all, there have been few twists in the world of beer styles in recent years that have commanded as much commentary and #beerstagram imagery as densely hazy IPAs. Even stating the level of hopping in grams per litre on their cans is designed to play into the hands of the avid beer chaser.
For all that, Keyboard Warrior sees the Deeds brewers reining things in a little, at least on the dry-hopping front, where they register a mere 24g/l as opposed to previous releases that have featured 40 or more. It still sits at 10 percent ABV, however, as you'd expect from an IPA of the triple variety.
The meeting of all that booze with the quartet of fruity, piney US hops serves up a mélange of sweet, overripe, borderline stewed citrusy, tropical fruit on the nose, with a touch of white wine and grassiness looking to ground proceedings. It lays down a gently prickly, grippy blanket as it heads gulletwards, with the booze contributing a sweetness more than heat, while the hops focus on delivering flavour rather than bitterness. Over to you, keyboard warriors.
Published April 22, 2020 2020-04-22 00:00:00