Black Hops East Coast Haze

Style
Hazy Pale
ABV
4.5%

What's in a name? If you delve into the backstory of Black Hops' new (sorta) core range hazy pale, rather a lot. You can check it out on their blog – a tale that takes in weather patterns, surfing, plenty of discussions, a name change, and now a big campaign to push what's kinda G.O.A.T.'s little sibling to a wider audience.

We've looked at the growth in popularity of hazy pales a fair bit this year – and featured them in a blind tasting too, one in which East Coast Haze's forebear, East Coast Low, wasn't included as it wasn't core range at the time – so where does this one slot in to the fast-growing category? Well, naturally it's pale and hazy, but also more lively and juicy than some we've encountered, yet still possessing a softness of texture.

Given the hops of choice are Mosaic, Amarillo and Eclipse , it's little surprise it's tropical and citrus fruits to the fore – grapefruit and a little kaffir lime are the most obvious for me – and little surprise Black Hops are backing it either.

James Smith

Published May 14, 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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