Dainton Brewing Bloodzilla

Style
Blood Orange Double NEIPA
ABV
8.0%

Dainton have enjoyed success with blood oranges in the past, with their Blood Orange New England Rye IPA (now just Blood Orange NEIPA) winning fans and a trophy along the way. And here they take that template and, in a fashion typical of the brewery, pump it full of steroids.

In doing so, they've ended up with a beer in which the fruit character takes on the intensity of a cocktail adorned with twisted rind, an intensity that's likely heightened by the extra booze and contributes a welcome tartness bordering on the acidic. It comes in handy to counter the sweetness that lurks within thanks to the 8 percent alcohol content, which rises through the foggy orange haze.

As an aside, the name brings to mind one of Crafty Pot Jr's favourite books, Burpzilla. It's not one of the great kids' books, with several of the verses missing the beat, but it does end with a large monster sat alone, belching, on an island after eating those that dared mock him. Hoppy beers are often well assessed by the belch test, which in this case confirms you have a highly boozy fruit juice in front (or inside) of you.

James Smith

Published September 24, 2020

Name
Dainton Brewery & Taphouse
Address

560 Frankston Dandenong Rd
Carrum Downs
VIC 3201

Phone
For sales, call 03 9775 0334
Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm

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