Young Henrys Cold XPA

Style
Cold XPA
ABV
4.0%

I’m a simple fella. Young Henrys release a new beer and I get excited. At first, I mistook this beer for a cold IPA and had flashbacks to 2021 and the horrible thought of watching the Grand Final in lockdown. This is no cold IPA, though, this is a cold XPA, a newer substyle that started appearing through 2023 but the first to come my way, which doubles my already palpable excitement.

Pouring a Lemsip yellow with a light seafoam head, Cold XPA has some gnarly rockmelon, peach and lime aromas with perhaps a bit of pepper hiding amongst the bouquet.

Unlike the aroma, the taste profile is pretty straightforward with a honey sweetness upfront that ends in a crisp, moderately-malted finish and a subtle hop front (courtesy of Topaz, Cascade, and Galaxy). Expect more refreshment than a cold IPA from a beer I wouldn't be surprised to see carve itself a niche following because, at only 4 percent ABV, it is exceedingly easy to knock back.

Benedict Kennedy-Cox

Published December 30, 2023

Name
Young Henrys
Address

Units D & E, 76 Wilford St
Newtown
NSW 2042

Phone
02 9519 0048
Open Hours

Mon to Sun: 12pm to 7pm

Tours

By appointment

WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 2
Froth Town 2024 B 2

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