Ballistic is comfortable with lagers. They proudly hold a craft lager in their core lineup. They call it Dirty Word, and push back against the idea that lager is a dirty word. Their head brewer will tell anyone who listens that a clean, well-made, true-to-style lager is one of his favourite things to drink. So it’s fun to see that they’re also happy to take a lager and boldly throw a bazillion hops in it until it’s almost unrecognisable as a lager.
They used apple puree in the boil to provide a thick, almost creamy body, and to boost the cloudy appearance. And it works wonders. This beer is crazy hazy – it’s almost gone all the way through looking like juice to looking like milk. The aromas and flavours are all juice, though. Passionfruit dominates the nose, but one taste opens it up to include citrus, tropical fruits, and a little banana.
Brekky juice, anyone?
- Hazy IPL
- 19 IBU