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

Single Hop NEIPA
Hope Brewery

2213 Broke Road
NSW 2320

(02) 4993 3555
Open Hours

10am to 5pm

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