Mountain Goat Black Pepperberry IPA

Style
Black IPA
ABV
7.3%
Bitterness
70 IBU

Danish brewing genius Mikkel Borg Bjergsí¸ was in Australia last month and, while here, starred at The Gypsy & The Goat event that we ran at Mountain Goat's brewery. It featured a rather special brewery floor degustation while a collaborative brew was created by Mikkel, Dave Bonighton and the Goat brewing team. The result is this, the Black Pepperberry IPA, a lusciously rich beast with a seriously powerful hop aroma and plenty of hop flavour (thanks to "aggressive" dry hopping with Galaxy, Citra and Cascade), a wee bit of rich, chocolatey malt and plenty of bitterness too. We detected a little berry flavour prior to the fruity hops racing in like a horde of wailing banshees, while Dave reckons it adds a little peppery spice to the bitterness too "to create a different kind of back palate sensation". He also describes it as "big, black, bitter" which is probably all you need to know, other than the fact The Crafty Pint makes an appearance on the label. It's in Danish, so we'll leave it up to you to work out what it says. Hopefully, it's something nice... EDIT Having revisited the beer on draught and again in bottles, the pepperberry is far more prominent throughout the beer than it appeared on first sampling, especially on tap. It adds another dimension to what is a genuinely unique beer.

Published April 18, 2012

Name
Mountain Goat (CUB/Asahi)
Address

80 North Street Richmond
Victoria
3121

Phone
(03) 9428 1180
Open Hours

Thursday: 5pm to 10pm
Friday: 5pm to 11am
Saturday: 1pm to 11pm
Sunday: 1pm to 11pm

HCH 2024 B
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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