Sauce Brewing DIPApotamus

Style
West Coast Double IPA
ABV
8.2%

It could be that the most notable thing about the new double IPA from Sauce Brewing is that there’s really nothing unusual about it. Indeed, it brings to mind a comparatively quaint time within the Aussie craft beer boom, before all the haze and the fruity sours, when the default way for a brewer to make an impact with drinkers was to concoct some sort of IPA recipe then throw as many hops as possible at it.

And that’s pretty much what they’ve done here as DIPApotamus is the hoppiest beer to have come from the Sauce brewery to date. The whirlpool yawned and they just stuffed the thing full. Given the beer takes its inspiration from the West Coast of the USA, it duly uses a truckload of American hops to give it an upfront citrus fruit character and strong bitter finish that’s flush with pine and chewy resin. And, while hops are the defining feature, things are kept in balance by a good strong layering of malt.

At 8.2 percent ABV, DIPApotamus is an unapologetically robust beer. Crack a can or two and prepare to wallow.

Nick Oscilowski

Published December 7, 2018

Name
Sauce Brewing Co
Address

1A Mitchell St
Marrickville
NSW 2204

Phone
(02) 9145 8288
Open Hours

Taproom:
Weds & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am to 10pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 9pm

Takeaways
Mon to Fri: 10am to 4pm, and when the Taproom is open

Regular events

Food trucks every weekend

WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 2
Gypsy Hub

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