For Ross Terlick’s final beer with Cheeky Monkey before heading to pastures new it seemed appropriate to create something that celebrated his tenure with the jovial macacas; well, that’s what he intended until the crushing demand for a Cheeky Monkey NEIPA steered brew day in a slightly different direction. Thus, along with new brewing monkey Dylan Hunter, the pair waded into the murky waters of the style de jour to create a hazy send off.
Although their NEIPA expression is not as full as some, the fruity mango, peach, passionfruit and sweet orange more than compensate for this in terms of flavour. A rising bitterness grounds the second half of the palate with a boozy warmth and firm-for-style dryness guiding things to a short finish.
Published December 11, 2018 2018-12-11 00:00:00