Southern Cross IPA

In a Nutshell

The beautiful south.

The Full Story

For this beer we packed in a load of wheat, oats and Vienna malt, on top of our base pale malt, to really deliver a proper cloudy appearance and soft mouthfeel. We used Motueka hops in the boil to keep the bitterness at a distance. These hops have a unique flavor and aroma of fresh tropical limes with a zesty character. In the whirlpool we added Vic Secret and Nelson Sauvin. The latter imparts grape and fresh crushed gooseberries flavours to beers, while the former brings clean pineapple and passionfruit to the table. The beer was then dry-hopped with Motueka and Nelson, but also with Bruce hops: adding mango, lychee and citrus peel to the palette of fruity flavours and aromas. The result is a very full-bodied, chewy IPA with a subtle dankness, offering the best that Southern Hemisphere hops can bring to a beer!

For the Beer Geeks

Malt: Pale Malt, Wheat, Naked Oats, Flaked Oats, Vienna Malt
Hops: Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Vic Secret, Bruce
Yeast: Vermont
ABV: 6.8%