King Road Brewing Co Strata IPA & Vanilla Porter

Style
IPA & Vanilla Porter
ABV
6.0% & 5.6%

King Road’s first new releases since claiming Best New Exhibitor at the 2020 Perth Royal Beer Awards share appeal in common, yet their desirability will likely be split into two camps. The first is for the pointier end of beer, those always searching for something new or at least with a bold hop profile, which is where Strata IPA comes in. And boy does it!

Using predominantly Strata, with a little Mosaic and Citra, head brewer Steve Wearing has delivered a punchy, modern IPA featuring a diorama of flavour. A sample shared between four had comments of “peachy stonefruit”, “grapefruit and tangerine”, “pavlova toppings”, “strawberry and passionfruit daiquiri”, “background rockmelon”, “herbal touches” and “a tongue coating, moreish bitterness, which fades out rather than running short”. It’s safe to say this beer found instant favour with our quartet, and many who tried it at the Froth Town beer fest.

Which gets to Vanilla Porter, the playfully honest delight of the pair. Leading with chocolate malt tones and creamy vanilla panacotta which roll over toasted malt and latte, it's the kind of release which will likely have many locals on the King Road lawn raising a glass, saying: "Now, that’s a beer!"

Guy Southern

Published September 11, 2020

Name
King Road Brewing Co
Address

796 King Road
Oldbury
WA 6121

Phone
0455 030 547
Open Hours

Monday: 11am to 6pm Tues: Closed
Wed & Thurs: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 8pm

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