Rocks Brewing A Hazy Day In Aotearoa

Style
Hazy NZ Double IPA
ABV
8.0%

As Rocks continue their deep dive into Phantasm-infused brews, I find myself increasingly intrigued by this brewer's MSG, especially wrapped up in a package like this: a showcase of NZ ingredients pouring the suitably hazy colour of a sippable mango with a stiff white head.

A Hazy Day In Aotearoa has the aroma of the aftermath of a Seville orange fight in a pine forest, one that leaves pulp and rind splattered on trunks and trodden into the warm earth. On the mouth, it's a trip I wish I had prepared for. I write "on the mouth" rather than "on the tongue" because this beer will wake up every taste bud you possess.

There might be a tiny hint of refreshment, but this feels every bit as potent as its 8 percent ABV: a double hazy IPA brewed for fans of big beers. The addition of Phantasm not only takes the beer into the zing dimension, but keeps things on theme: this brew is such a palate-basher a ghost could taste it.

And if you're a card-carrying member of the hop-spotters club, Hazy Day features a veritable supergroup of NZ hops: Hop Revolution late harvest Nelson Sauvin and Turkeys Pick Blend, plus Freestyle hops Nelson Sauvin, SubZero Hop Kief.

Benedict Kennedy-Cox

Published March 7, 2024

Name
Rocks Brewing Co
Address

Building 2
160 Bourke Road
Alexandria
NSW 2015

Phone
(02) 9669 3600
Open Hours

Mon & Tues: midday to 8pm
Wednesday: midday to 9pm
Thursday: midday to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to midnight
Sunday: 11am to 9.30pm

Tours

Tours available through Dave's - daves.com.au

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