There are things in this world that bring freshness to mind in its purest form. For some, it’s newly cut grass. For others, the distinct smell of the air after it’s been raining all night. Others still, cold watermelon that’s delicious all the way up to the rind. And, perhaps from now on, the fresh green hop flavours of One Drop’s XPA.
Passionfruit and stonefruit rule in this beer, with a compliment of citrus and a little grassiness as it draws nearer to room temperature. A bitey bitterness kicks in and stays in, helping this beer to almost hit the hoppy heights of an IPA. But despite the full dose of flavour – it really does pack in a huge amount of fruity hop character for its size – the XPA sits at a seriously quaffable 4.3 percent ABV.