Hop Nation Ground Control 3

Fresh Hop IPA

Hop Nation’s space-faring Ground Control has returned a little hazier and has charted a new fresh hop this time around. The series kicked off right at the end of 2020 as one of many beers released to showcase the newly-named Eclipse from Hop Products Australia. The following April, the Hop Nation team journeyed up the Hume to secure some freshly-plucked Eclipse from HPA and drove straight back to Melbourne to load them into a beer.

Ground Control 3 again sees the brewery make their way to one of HPA’s farms, but this time around they were seeking Vic Secret and the resulting beer is hazier than its two predecessors. It's cast off the West Coast label too, and if you dive in you'll be welcomed by juicy, fresh pineapple alongside a mix of aromatics that include herbal and floral notes, plus fresh pine needles that bring a gentle prickle to the back of the palate.

Will Ziebell

Published April 27, 2022

Hop Nation

Unit 6, 107/109 Whitehall Street Footscray
VIC 3011

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