Akasha Project Talus IPA

Style
Single Hop IPA
ABV
6.2%

We know 2020 may have been a pretty awful year all round but, for weird beer freaks like me, at least there was an unprecedented bonanza of new hop varieties getting a full commercial release. There’s been a bumper crop coming out of the US with a lot of experimental breeding of the neomexicanus stock resulting in hops with intense and distinct aroma and flavour profiles that seem to be perfectly suited for the ongoing lust for big tropical fruit flavours.

Formally known as HBC 692 – first coming to the Crafty team's attention in this 2019 beer – Talus was officially named in August 2020 with several Australian breweries given the opportunity to put the new kid through its paces.

Akasha have continued their run of releasing single hop IPAs with new varieties and, thus, we have the Talus IPA. The marketing around Talus promises much in the way of pink grapefruit, citrus zest and pine so, does it deliver?

Yes. Yes, it really does. For me at least, I found a combination of grapefruit citrus, juicy lychee and resinous pine with some floral overtones purely on the nose [Others in the Crafty team picked up a rosewater quality too – Editor]. Talus works wonderfully in a West Coast IPA with all that bitter citrus and dank earthiness. The grapefruit and pine means this is almost a re-imagining of the classic first American IPAs using Cascade, however with a more modern, restrained malt base than the days of yore.

Judd Owen

Published January 27, 2021

Name
Akasha Taproom & Brewery
Address

10-12 Spencer Street
Five Dock
NSW 2046

Phone
(02) 9715 7156
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 8pm
Fridays: 2pm to 8pm
Saturdays: midday to 8pm
Sundays: midday to 7pm

Regular events

Food trucks Fri to Sun
Super Chill Saturdays: Rudderless Records set lists + takeaway case specials + discounted jugs

Tours

By appointment

B2 - Medium Rectangle 2023
B2 - Medium Rectangle 2023

More from Akasha Taproom & Brewery

Akasha Super Chill Lager
Lager
4.2%
Akasha Projects Tropicália Catharina Sour
Catharina Sour
4.9%
Akasha Project: Mudgee Grape Strong Ale
Beer-Wine Hybrid Strong Ale
8.0%
Akasha Projects: Dark Side Schwarzbier
NZ Hopped Schwarzbier
5.0%
Akasha Project Hopic Thunder
West Coast Pale
5.0%
Akasha Barrel Aged Belgian Quadruple & Triple Amber Ale
Barrel Aged Belgian Quad & Imperial Amber Ale
Both 10.5%
Akasha Project The Chronic West Coast IIPA
West Coast IIPA
8.0%
Akasha & Reckless NAS XPA
XPA
4.2%
Akasha Project Electric Boots & Mohair Suits
Oat Cream IPA
7.0%
Akasha Project Mandatory Czech In
Czech Pilsner
5.0%
Akasha Project Lime Zest Gose
Lime Gose
4.5%
Akasha Project Juice Factory IPA
Hazy IPA
6.2%
Akasha Projects Summer Slice IPA
Watermelon IPA
6.0%
Akasha Projects Dream Juice
NZ Hazy IPA
6.2%
Akasha Project Third Eye IIIPA
Triple IPA
9.8%
Akasha Super Chill Pacific Ale
Hazy Pale Ale
4.2%
Akasha Projects DDH IPA
DDH IPA
6.5%
Akasha Project Grand Tour
West Coast IPA
7.2%
Akasha Project Little Korben
West Coast IPA
6.0%
Akasha Project Romeo & Juliet DIPA
Double IPA
8.0%