What do you do when you get your hands on some juicy whole cone hops from New Zealand? In the case of Hargreaves Hill, use your mash tun as a hop back to drain all the goodness from them that you can – and throw in some flaked oats for good measure.
Given it's tagged HOA 2016, one assumes the Yarra Valley brewers are enamoured of the result enough to want to bring it back in the future, so what exactly is it? They're calling it a pale ale, although given it's nigh on 7 percent ABV, don't go thinking it's one to sit on for the afternoon (unless you plan on having a snooze at some point). And it's one that features Kiwi hops Riwaka and Pacifica added in "generous" quantities.
Head brewer Kai says: "The resultant beer [delivers] a highly pleasant dichotomy of dry finish and long, luxurious texture on the palate. A glorious, deep, burnt orange colour shines. Hop aroma leaps from the glass then retracts right back down through the palate with herbal notes and a pleasant, long, nectarine finish."