Cupitt's Estate Hibiscus Wit & Coconut IPA

Hibiscus Wit & Coconut IPA
5.0% & 6.2%
12 & 30 IBU

Cupitt’s Estate is an idyllic picture of agriculture, with sweeping views of vineyards and green fields, and just a glimpse of water in the form of Stony Creek. But the folk there also have imaginations that stretch further than the fields before them, and they’ve brought out a couple of releases that dream of life on a Pacific island.

The Hibiscus Wit is one of their seasonals that keeps coming back, and it’s easy to see why – it shines like a rosé, smells of delicate nectar, and tastes of mellow spice. The floral notes smooth out the drinking experience to velvety levels, but don’t dominate the traditional wheat beer flavours. This is a beer that beats tropical humidity without asking for anything in return.

When it comes time to crack open the Coconut IPA, expect a journey. When I first stuck my nose in the glass, I got a face full of hops and could barely detect any coconut. As I kept smelling, a sweet hint of coconut started to poke through. After about thirty seconds, I was getting coconut, coconut and nothing but coconut, like I’d just applied a layer of suntan lotion. Then, when I gave the glass a swirl, the volatiles from the hops all woke up and brought their aroma back into the picture.

I’d love to use the imagery of a cocktail here, but the flavours remain quite distinct from each other rather than blending – a sweet, creamy slab of coconut ice on the one hand; gentle but still bitter hops on the other.

Two soft beers that float you to an island getaway, with a hibiscus flower behind your ear and a coconut in your hand. Perhaps not what you expected in beers from Ulladulla, NSW.

Mick Wust

Published February 23, 2021

Cupitt's Estate

58 Washburton Road
NSW 2539

02 4455 7888
Open Hours

Wed to Sun: 11am to 5pm


By appointment

Gypsy Hub
Froth Town 2024 B 2

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