Rogue Wave Cranky Mrs IPA

Salt Brewing Co

You could be forgiven for looking at Rogue Wave's location – in a vast pub on the Great Ocean Road – and the beers taking up most of its taps – lager, session ale, pale, mid-strength mild – and thinking that here's a place that has every reason to play things safe and is going to do just that. Then you chance upon Cranky Mrs, a beer that says IPA on the label but has a double IPA inside, one that clocks in above 8 percent ABV. no less.

Like Moby, it started out as a showcase for punchy US hops, such as Cascade, Mosaic and Centennial, but has been introducing more Kiwi hops over time in case shortages arise. The aim is to create a leaner beer than in its earlier days without losing the layers of hop flavours and aromas found alongside the dark caramel malts: alternatively piney, forest floor like, spicy, earthy and dank.

Double IPA
Salt Brewing Co

425 Great Ocean Road
Aireys Inlet
VIC 3231

(03) 5289 6804
Open Hours

11.30am til late


By appointment