Australian Brewery All Star Session IPA

Australian Brewery

Released March 12th, 2015

It was unusual, considering how much Australian drinkers love their fresh, punchy and hoppy beers, that The Australian Brewery declined to brew any form of New World IPA for so long. Perhaps even more so that, when they did finally relent in 2015, they opted for a Session IPA. But they had good reason as the original version of this beer was constructed in consultation with some Sydney bartenders who were after a post-work quencher in the realms of an IPA but without the accompanying high alcohol. In that regard, they would've be pretty pleased with the beer they got.

Called the AAIPA (All American India Pale Ale) upon its original release (complete with Captain America-inspired artwork), it was a reference to the all American hops – Mosaic, Centennial, Columbus, Cascade and Amarillo – that were added, once in the brew and twice dry-hopped. That first beer you might've called a gentle IPA, with its piney and resinous fruity punch being delivered with gloves rather than bare knuckle brute force. It's since been tightened up in the flavour department, with an extra dry hop addition and tweaking of the malt to better balance the high bitterness. Now renamed the All Star Session IPA, it's a beer that does a better job of flexing its muscles and showing off its robust side while still maintaining that small 4.3 percent ABV package.

Nick O

Style
Session IPA
ABV
4.3%
Bitterness
45 IBU
Name
Australian Brewery
Address

350 Annangrove Road
Rouse Hill
NSW 2155

Phone
(02) 9679 4555
Open Hours

Mon to Sat: 10am to 3am
Sunday: 8am to midnight

Tours

Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm
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