Otherside Headliner IIPA '22, NZ Pils & Strata Hazy

Style
IIPA, NZ Pils & Hazy IPA

The problem with Otherside’s annual Headliner IIPA release is that I keep drinking it. Ordinarily, this would be of concern, however such commentary, or lack thereof, doesn’t provide much insight for readers of The Crafty Pint. That said, undocumented repetition hallmarks this latest version's drinkability and balance, one that's dabbed with orange oil essence and juicy flesh, a breath of passion-peach, a dank tease and moderate ABV for its imperial status.

Lean, clean, clear, and evidently quite drinkable, Headliner ’22 asserts its top billing.

And while Headliner may steal the show, fellow limited release NZ Pils is a very worthy upstart, bursting with its own swagger. Riwaka and Motueka’s Glimmer Twin citrus action emits as lime flower and grapefruit and noble hop grassy hints that sit atop a wildly crisp, clear pilsner base.

Meanwhile, Strata Hazy rounds out the liquid touring festival. Pouring plump, dense orange, and serving up its eponymous single hop passionfruit-meets-pot vibe, it also brings some papaya peel, not to mention a reasonably bitter undercurrent lurking beneath the fog.

Guy Southern

Published October 25, 2022

Name
Otherside Brewing Co
Address

Blaikie Street
Myaree
WA 6154

Open Hours

Wednesday: 3pm to 9pm
Thurs & Fri: 3pm to 9pm
Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 8pm

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