As hop varieties get ever more diverse and punchily aromatic, and as brewers continue to load them into beers in every greater volumes, it's not uncommon to pour a glass and be reminded of aromas more associated with the plant's sibling, cannabis. Yet it's not often I've been hit with a bag-of-hydro aroma quite as intense as this.
The Welder's Dog's biggest core beer is a West Coast style IPA brewed with all Aussie hops. As it settles in the glass, more fruity flavours and aromas come to the fore, joined by the caramel malts that give the beer its copper colour, and the sort of balancing bitterness that makes it a well judged, straight down the line IPA.
- 65 IBU