Cheeky Monkey Mousetraps Hazy IIPA

Style
Hazy IIPA
ABV
9.0%

Cheeky Monkey’s popular Surf Break series rolls into 2024 more like a tidal wave then a barely surfable ripple: Mousetraps is a 9 percent ABV hazy IIPA. Watch out groms, this is a biggun.

Pouring with a texture, carbonation and colour palette more akin to apricot nectar than an IPA, Mousetraps is loaded with ripe fruit character to match its fruity persona. Superdelic and Simcoe are the hops of choice here, imparting peach, passionfruit, grapefruit, blood orange and candied citrus peel. Sticky, resinous pine also features along with a faint but refreshing eucalypt note.

Bitterness is soft, as is the base beer, with oats or similar providing a moreish and oleaginous texture that carries those hops well into a late finish after each sip. The one caveat here is that the booze will sneak up on you, tucked away behind those hops and the fulsome texture in another dialled-in Surf Break release.

Jono Outred

Published January 19, 2024

Name
Cheeky Monkey
Address

4259 Caves Road
Margaret River
WA 6285

Phone
Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

Caves Road venue:
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 5pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 6pm
Vasse Tap House:
Thurs & Fri: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 2pm to 7pm
Sunday: 2pm to 6pm

Gypsy Hub
GABS World Record B

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