When Matt Wilson fell in love with IPAs years ago, they were always bitter – it’s one of the things he loved about them. So the recent movement of hazy IPAs being low in bitterness didn’t appeal to him at all, and he resisted making one for a long time.
But, on a research trip to the States in 2019, he found that he enjoyed a number of the hazy IPAs he tried, so when he returned home he finally gave in and brewed one.
Hazed & Confused is stuffed with Mosaic, Galaxy, Amarillo, Strata and Citra. It’s triple dry-hopped for maximum juiciness, but still has a smooth bitterness to balance out the sweetness.
It’s the kind of hazy IPA Matt likes, and seeing how it won Champion India Pale Ale at the 2020 Royal Queensland Beer Awards, it seems he’s not the only one.
- Hazy IPA
- 80 IBU