X has become something of a catch all term, there for those breweries looking to denote a beer with a little extra something, whether that be hops or alcohol content or colour. For Thunder Road, the X denotes a beer that’s bigger than your classic pale, while not quite as full bodied or hoppy as an IPA.
That means it comes with a greater malt presence than many of the current XPAs on the market, though it does employ contemporary hop varieties to balance out the beer’s sweetness. Using a mix of Australian and American varieties, they contribute light citrus aromas and a more substantial piney flavour.
- 40 IBU