Bright Tank Tropical Sour & On Tour

Style
Tropical Sour & Hazy IIIPA
ABV
6.0% & 9.9%

Bright Tank’s adventures in limited releases continue to lead drinkers towards the cutting edge of lupulin innovation. As a result, this seemingly stylistically opposed pair have more in common that at first glance, especially through the vibrancy that the new hop products within offer.

Tropical Sour features the Kohia Nelson hop blend from New Zealand’s Freestyle Hops, one bestowed with dehydrated passionfruit pulp. While early use of this proprietary product has emboldened hazy styles with lush juiciness, it appears here in a sour realm in which the enriched hops may overdeliver.

Typically, brewers achieve fruit-forward flavours in such beers via litres of purée; no need here as massive amounts of passionfruit icy pole vibe are on show here, and you can feel the juiciness to boot. Pair this with a distinct Savvy B character and gooseberry and Tropical Sour presents a dynamic package.

Which leads us into more proprietary action, this time in the hazy realm as Bright Tank lead their GABS 2023 beer with super-condensed hop products Sabro Lupomax and Vic Secret Spectrum, plus a little straight ahead Motueka. At just shy of double digit ABV, On Tour pours super smooth, with an almost liquid cheesecake feel to it: plush with coconut, lime syrup drizzle, and vanilla cream. Though a touch sweet, booze-derived warmth cleans up the finish, much like the tidy work of collaborators Aether Care Modern Day Shoe Shiners, with the label art’s Air Force 1 sole print providing more inspiration.

Guy Southern

Published June 2, 2023

Name
Bright Tank Brewing Co
Address

100 Brown Street
East Perth
WA 6122

Phone
(08) 9325 7145
Open Hours

Wednesday: 4pm to 10pm
Thursday: midday to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm
KITCHEN
Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm

Tours

Any time during opening hours

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