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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Wednesday 17 September 2014

The Monk Chief Superhop Edition - Monk Brewery & Kitchen (WA)


The Monk Chief Superhop Edition

In recent years, a number of hops have grown so popular that they have become unavailable to many brewers. This was the case for the guys at The Monk, whose American IPA, the Chief, used Citra. But rather than crawl up in a corner and cry into each other’s arms, the brewers decided they’d create the Chief “Superhop” editions. In other words, take the same basic recipe and try brewing it with all manner of other hops while they waited for Citra to become available again. It all worked out rather nicely as their Amarillo version picked up the trophy for Best Ale Draft at the Perth Royal Beer Show, while the Centennial version also won So when Berg a gold medal at the same time as their Three Fires IIPA, brewed for their 250th batch, picked up a medal of its own. Since then, brewer Paul Wyman has knocked out a Simcoe edition and now this, featuring a mix of Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe and Cascade. This signifies the end of the Superhop Editions, and Paul plans to play around with it until the mythical Citra returns.


The Monk

Style: American IPA


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