Aether Brewing & Bloodhound Bar Hemp Double IPA

Aether Brewing

Released March 21st, 2018

Over the years, many IPAs have been described as "dank", "resinous", "sticky", 'weedy' and plenty of other marijuana-related terms. Hop cones look a little bit like buds and hop leaves can look similar to pot leaves if you squint hard enough. And, since researchers have discovered that hops and marijuana are both in the cannabaceae family, this isn’t really surprising. They’re cousins. The fact they share some traits makes a lot of sense.

But sometimes you need to throw loose connections to the side and knock the subtleties away with a sledgehammer, as Aether Brewing did when they straight up brewed a Hemp Infused Double IPA.

Aether originally brewed HIIPA in collaboration with Bloodhound Bar for Brewsvegas 2018, but have since canned it as their 2018 autumn seasonal release. It’s a hazy brew, but one whiff will tell you this isn’t a New England IPA. It smells as you’d expect – sweet and sticky, dank and resinous. And it drinks much the same, with a slightly oily mouthfeel bringing earthiness, apricot notes, and a little bit of grass (no pun intended). The bitterness is low for a IIPA, and it’s super smooth for something so potent.

And before you ask – no, it won’t make you high.

Mick Wust

Style
Double IPA with hemp
ABV
8.5%
Bitterness
72 IBU
Stockists

Bloodhound Bar

Name
Aether Brewing
Address

35 Railway Terrace
Milton
QLD 4064

Phone
(07) 3368 1608
Open Hours

Tues to Sun: 11am to midnight

Tours

By Appointment

Current Crafty Cabal offers

Free schooner with any food purchase at Aether Brewing

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