Pikes Beer Co Raspberry Berliner Weisse & Hazy IPA

Style
Raspberry Berliner Weisse & Hazy IPA

Not one but two new releases to report on from Clare Valley brewery Pikes. First up is a trophy-winning, kettle sour with loads of fresh raspberries added post ferment: a re-release of the original Raspberry Berliner that took out Champion Specialty Beer at the 2020 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards.

As you'd expect, it pours a cloudy pinkish colour, with an off white head from which fresh raspberry aromas and flavours rain forth early. There's a touch of fruit sweetness, a little wheat character, and a decent tartness from the fruit too in a beer that's light in body, refreshing and a reminder of its trophy-winning qualities.

Release number two is Hazy IPA, which utilises El Dorado, Citra and Vic Secret hops. A hefty 7 percent ABV supports the double dry hop and big, juicy flavours. The trio of hops combine to create a fruit bowl of aromas and flavours; it's dominant in juicy pineapple, passionfruit and mango with a little biscuit malt adding ballast. Throw in a slice of orange, a decent body and a measured bitterness and you've got the full picture.

Matt King

Published March 31, 2023

Name
Pikes Beer Company
Address

233 Polish Hill River Road
Polish Hill River
SA 5453

Phone
(08) 8843 4370
Open Hours

10am to 4pm

Tours

Tours by appointment only

HCH 2024 B
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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