Indian Ocean Brewing Hop Mess

Indian Ocean Brewing

Published September 18, 2018

Anyone drinking in Perth at the moment might fear they're about to be consumed by a wave of double IPAs, in this case labelled IIPA. Here, Indian Ocean joins the high ABV swell of contenders with a decidedly old school take and, as they say, “make a solid beer with enough hearty constitution to stand up to truckloads of hops thrown at it”.

It’s an interesting thought that just a decade makes this style of DIPA old school. In 2008, the concept of dry hopping was barely understood or used in Australia, yet in 2018 this expression is almost revivalist.

A classic trio of Columbus, Simcoe and Cascade hops are joined by a little Citra, the only modernity on show here, creating a dank pine-citrus resin character upon a refined caramel malt base that’s far from a Hop Mess at all.

Guy Southern

Imperial IPA

Available from the brewery and select WA venues

Indian Ocean Brewing

33 Ocean Falls Blvd
WA 6030

(08) 9400 1111
Open Hours

11am to midnight