Bridge Road NEeD IPA Vol.1: Double Hazy

Double Hazy IPA

Screw the preamble. Bridge Road are starting a new IPA program, and the first tinnie off the line has gone off like a stick of dynamite in a fruit stand – it’s packing Mosaic, Galaxy and El Dorado hops, as well as Sabro hops two ways.

Glowing gold with a sea foam head, the Hazy Double hits the nose as a huge bowl of mango drizzled with coconut cream. But in the mouth it refracts into a plethora of tropical flavours: imagine you’re stuck in the stocks, helpless before a crowd of rowdy people hurling every tropical fruit they can find straight at you. Mango, passionfruit, pawpaw, you name it. A whole pineapple, a few coconut halves, the lot. These people have a lot of fruit on their hands and not much else to do today.

As violent as this sounds (being pelted with whole pineapples and coconut halves isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time), this beer goes down smoothly for 7.6 percent ABV. The Sabro silkiness and gentle boozy warmth make it all OK – to get back to the strange stocks scenario, let’s say someone slipped you a sedative to help you cope with the barrage of fruit to the face.

If this all sounds a little overwhelming to you, perhaps you’ll prefer the brewer’s tasting notes: "some tropical juiciness on the palate and a super silky mouthfeel make way for a subtle coconut sweetness on the finish, which is balanced out with a medium bitterness”.

Personally, I think the lobbed fruits capture this beer better.

Mick Wust

Published November 20, 2020

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