When the New England IPA style first hit Australian shores, it didn't take long for seemingly every brewery to jump on board to have a go. Bacchus Brewing was one of the early adopters but, in true Bacchus fashion, just making one straight-down-the-line version wasn’t enough. The brewers tinkered with the style, pushing the boundaries in every direction: session NEIPAs, double NEIPAs, fruited NEIPAs…
…and, eventually, single hop NEIPAs. Enter the Jukebox Jury series.
Both the Mosaic and the Galaxy are great examples of how a NEIPA can be fluffy and light rather than a heavy, full-on juice experience. The Mosaic shines with orange and a little pineapple, held together by subtle sweetness, and drifting off before you experience the bitterness you might expect from a regular IPA. The Galaxy is similar in sweetness, but with fragrant passionfruit, grapefruit and tropical notes.