Black Hops California Love

Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
7.2%

For their first limited release in 2021, Black Hops have looked to a sunshine state that isn’t their own to brew California Love. The West Coast IPA is in tune with an earlier time in America; not in a MAGA or Trumpian sense (see ya!) but more to an era when America’s big hoppy beers were lean, clear and all about the notes you’d get from the “Three C’s” of Cascade, Centennial, Columbus.

In the case of California Love, it’s resin and pine that leads the charge, with enough of it it could fill a forest worthy of a day spent taking snaps for Instagram. You’ll also find citrus that’s so mouth-covering, it’s as though a grapefruit was rolled in oil before floating in the pool on Black Hops’ pastel tin only to be dunked by a bitter and powerful older sibling.

Will Ziebell

Published January 20, 2021

Name
Black Hops Brewing
Address

15 Gardenia Grove
Burleigh Heads
QLD 4220

Open Hours

Wed to Fri: midday to 7pm
Sat & Sun: midday to 6pm

Tours

As advertised on social media.

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