Bright Brewery Rock Paper Scissors NEIPA

Bright Brewery

Published August 12, 2020

It's come to something when it's not enough to release multiple new beers every month and you feel the need to give the same beer three different labels... I'm not sure I fully understand the reason, other than Rock Paper Scissors is a three-piece game; maybe you're supposed to challenge your mates with a can hidden behind your back and the winner gets to drink them both?

What I do understand is it's another NEIPA / hazy IPA from head brewer Reid Stratton, this time featuring newly launched hop variety Lotus (plus Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy), which apparently can be traced back to a Japanese hop from the 1930s. It's been utilised in a beer that's definitely NEIPA rather than mere hazy – it's like someone has dropped in flour or chalk to give it a weighty density. Pineapple, soft stone fruit and a little mango appear first, although it's worth allowing it to warm as vibrant citrusy characters join as it does, albeit softened by a creamy coconut / vanilla vibe. Velvety in texture and low in bitterness, it does what you expect from such a beer.

James Smith

NB Mixed cases featuring Off The Wagon Wheel and Rock Paper Scissors are up for grabs for Crafty Cabal members with the ballot drawn on August 19.

Bright Brewery

121 Great Alpine Road
VIC 3741

(03) 5755 1301
Regular events

Sundays: Live music in the beer garden

Open Hours

Daily: 11am to evening


Last Friday of every month (excl PH)
Every Friday of Vic school holidays from 3pm
$35 for guided brewery tour and tasting paddle