They’ve brewed a lot of IPAs over the years, have the brewers at Batch: nitro, lactose, grapefruit, mango, double, black, white, smoked, session – if it’s doable, they’ve probably done it. But over all that time and all those IPAs, the only one they’ve kept coming back to is this.
Batch’s West Coast IPA takes its inspiration from the West Coast of the brewery founders’ native USA and aims to be a faithful representation of the style, albeit at the lighter end of the scale. You can thus expect plenty of action on the hop front as American hops come together with a touch of the tropical and a fair bit of th eforest floor. Earthy, piney and with a grapefruit rind-like drying bitterness, this is neither a show-stopper nor a palate-wrecker, just a punchy, lean beer that’s made to be consumed fresh.