Cheeky Monkey & Bar Pop Hop Pop

Cheeky Monkey

Released September 6, 2018

Originally created for the 2018 Perth Craft Beer Fest, Cheeky Monkey and festival organisers Bar Pop have since given their nouveau IPA collab Hop Pop a wider release. And, although labelled a Brut IPA, this feels leaner in body and, with a lower, festival friendly ABV, arguably presents brutier than most beers of its ilk.

Its dryness has stripped any sweetness from the beer and, perhaps unintentionally, moderated the fruit forward characters provided by the Citra and El Dorado hops. As a result, melon, ripe nectarine peel and citrus run a distant second to the beer's distinguished jowl sucking action. Maybe this explains why it found so much favour at the recent beer festival. Either way, Hop Pop hit WA retailers at the start of September and was due to arrive in limited volumes in Queensland and Victoria soon after.

Guy Southern

Brut IPA
Cheeky Monkey

4259 Caves Rd
Margaret River
WA 6285

Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

10-6 everyday, except Christmas / Good Friday and before 12pm on Anzac Day


Whenever the brewer isn't grumpy or when the assistant brewer is here.

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