Hope Brewery Single Hop(e) NEIPA: Nelson Sauvin

Hope Brewery

Released December 14, 2020

Since Hope have a winery on site, and the NZ hop variety Nelson Sauvin is known for its ability to bring white wine notes to a beer, I went into this beer half expecting it to taste like sauv blanc in a can. So when I poured it out and was immediately hit by the sticky smell of breakfast juice, I had to reset my expectations.

This single hop NEIPA fills the air with golden juice sweet with mango and banana nectar, along with dried apple, nectarine, and just a hint of white wine in the background. And yet the sweetness is dialled right back on the palate: the fruits are still there, but softer, and now allow melon and citrus to show themselves.

While you’re sipping and the fruits are washing over you with ease, take a moment to notice that this beer contains 8 percent alcohol. Your brain will need to remind you not to throw back a few of these in quick succession, because your tastebuds certainly won’t.

Mick Wust

Style
Single Hop NEIPA
ABV
8.0%
Name
Hope Brewery
Address

2213 Broke Road
Pokolbin
NSW 2320

Phone
(02) 4993 3555
Open Hours

10am to 5pm

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