Ocean Reach Grapefruit IPA & Hazy Pineapple DIPA

Style
IPA & Hazy DIPA
ABV
7% & 8%

For August 2021, Phillip Island’s Ocean Reach Brewing have been combining fruit with hops that tend to conjure sensations with a close association to fruit, which, as I write these words, has my mind wandering to this classic Simpsons clip. Grapefruit IPA is a returning seasonal and combines fresh ruby grapefruit with America’s Amarillo, Azacca and Citra hops for a pithy punch that’s heavy on the grapefruit but also provides a broader coalition of citrus in the shape of orange and tangerine. Add in the beer’s golden yellow body, a touch of resin and sharp bitterness and you’ve got an IPA bringing West Coast vibes.

The brewery have also answered the question of how to best boost their Hazy Pineapple IPA, with the answer being double the hops and raise the level of booze from 6 percent ABV to 8. Hazy Pineapple DIPA is a pale yellow beer that pretty much replicates pineapple juice through its appearance and, on cracking it, there’s an immediate waft of canned pineapple and that continues as you drink, with a softly sprightly edge bringing it closer to juice territory. That said, even with that one tropical fruit at the forefront, the DIPA isn't a one-trick pony, also serving up mango and rockmelon against a lush backdrop.

Will Ziebell

Published August 17, 2021

Name
Ocean Reach Brewing
Address

47 Thompson Avenue
Cowes
VIC 3922

Phone
(03) 5952 5274
Open Hours

Wed to Fri: 4pm to 9pm
Saturday: 11.45pm to 9pm
Sunday 11.45 pm to 4pm

Frigid Cloud 2 B
Canberra Fest 2024 B

More from Ocean Reach Brewing

Ocean Reach Flip It & Reverse It
East Coast & West Coast
Both 6.3%
Ocean Reach Lucky 7 & Shades On
Oat Cream IPA & Pine Orange Sour
7.0% & 5.4%
Ocean Reach Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
6.0%
Ocean Reach Artist Series: Dreamwave Temple & Virtual Oasis
Hazy IPA & West Coast
6.1% & 6.5%
Ocean Reach Crisp Tropics & Witch Doctor III
IPL & Hazy IPA
7.0%
Ocean Reach Rode It Hazy Citra & Absence Of Light
Hazy IPA & Black IPA
7.2% & 6.2%
Ocean Reach Counting Clouds & Future Age
Oat Cream IPA & Imperial Stout
6.4% & 8.2%
Ocean Reach Up & Oats Brekky Stout & Frank Moses
Coffee Stout & Red Reye IPA
Both 6.5%
Ocean Reach Artist Series: Synth Blossoms & Redshift Horizon
NEIPA & Double Red IPA
7.5% & 8.8%
Ocean Reach Pine Lime Sour
Sour
4.2%
Ocean Reach Brewing Rollin And Tumblin
West Coast IPA
6.0%
Ocean Reach x Free 3D Hands Kinetic
Hazy IPA
6.25%
Ocean Reach Dream Lover
Oat Cream IPA
7.0%
Ocean Reach Brewing Little Wing
Sessions IPA
5.6%
Ocean Reach Cosmic _Dip
Dip Hopped IPA
6.5%
Ocean Reach Witch Doctor II
DDH IPA
7.9%
Ocean Reach Cosmo Seawater Kolsch
Kolsch
5.1%
Ocean Reach It's Time
West Coast IPA
6.5%
Ocean Reach Pilsner
Pilsner
4.8%
Ocean Reach Kick Starter, Rode It Hazy Galaxy & Comfortably Numb
Coffee Milk Stout, Hazy IPA & Barleywine
6.5%, 7.0% & 11.4%