Capital Brewing Co Big Drop Double IPA

Capital Brewing Co

Published August 28, 2019

The beer lovers of Canberra know Big Drop. In fact, not only do they know it, many of them love it, with the beer picking up the second highest number of votes from ACT in our Best New Beers Of 2019 – So Far roundup, enough indeed to put the beer in our top 20 nationwide. And that's when the beer was still a draught only release the brewers had been tweaking over the past couple of years.

Now it's been given a limited release in cans so punters further afield can get their hands on it too. The brewers talk of green melon and lime, while I picked up mandarin, orange and papaya aromas too backed by a little booze and caramel sweetness, maybe even a little blackcurrant. Essentially, there's heaps of hops at play (twice the amount found in their Rock Hopper IPA, apparently), with the malt backbone seemingly there merely to keep the beer from running totally amok and provide a broad canvas for you to take in all the hoppiness.

Undeniably big (the name kinda gives it away) but with the flavour to back it up.

James Smith

Double IPA
90 IBU

Find the beer here

Capital Brewing Co

Building 3/1 Dairy Rd
ACT 2609

(02) 5104 0915
Open Hours

Wed to Sun: 11.30am to midnight


Sat & Sun: 2pm & 4pm