The inspiration for Clare Valley’s core range IPA came from a fresh hopped version brewed early in 2017. The fresh hops came from Mylor in the Adelaide Hills and the beer was so well received the decision was made to introduce it among the regulars. The revised version instead puts US hops Chinook and Mosaic front and centre in a beer that now sits alongside the brewery's Pale Ale and their Red Ale.
It's a clear, vibrant deep golden pour, with a persistent fluffy white head from which you can pick up some solid pine, a little earthiness, a dash of spice and a smidgen of tropical fruit on the aroma front. Those tropical fruits provide the dominant flavour too, combined with a subtle spiciness in a medium to full bodied beer with an oily, chewy mouthfeel that finishes on the sweeter side with a solid bitterness.