It's the week for long-running IPA series to hit the button marked "DDH" in Victoria, it seems. Just days after Hargreaves Hill dropped No.6 and No.7 in their Pursuit Of Hoppiness series, Moon Dog's Doggo IPA series also hits number seven. And it's a double-header too, at least in the sense of the doggos to which they're paying tribute: brewery rep Jared Fita's blue heelers Jimmy and Lawson.
Double doggo means double dry hop. And Aussie dogs means Aussie hops, with Galaxy and Vic Secret chosen to bring the fruit to this densely hazy, dark copper NEIPA. Ripe paw paw and pineapple sit alongside candied oranges while the syrup from a can of pineapple rings adds ballast and sweetness. There’s a hint of something more grassy / herbal in the mix but, for the main part, this is a fruity chew in IPA form.
- DDH NEIPA