Bright Tank XPA

Style
XPA
ABV
5.5%

Bright Tank’s playful limited release schedule has circled back from the recent Lemon Myrtle Saison and Cacao Porter to their take on the modern Australian pale ale, the XPA. Although not a technically recognised style, XPAs own a space where sessionablity meets New World hops, often with a lighter malt base.

As Bright Tank’s head brewer Justin Bishop says: “The XPA does everything you’d expect from the style. There’s a light malt profile with plenty of hop character. It’s designed to be crushable.”

Pouring with a slight haze, Cashmere hops offer limey citrus notes, which Denali rounds with tropical characters. XPA’s clean length ebbs with enough lingering bitterness to draw the drinker back in, and at a reasonably moderate 5.5 percent ABV, there’s a good chance you'll be back for another glass, or two.?

Being big hip hop fans at the brewery, Justin notes the beer was also designed as a liquid paean to the late rapper DMX.

“We were originally going to do it as a tribute to the late DMX," he says, "and call it XPA GON’ GIVE IT TO YA!”

Guy Southern

Published August 12, 2021

Name
Bright Tank Brewing Co
Address

100 Brown Street
East Perth
WA 6122

Phone
(08) 9325 7145
Open Hours

Wednesday: 4pm to 10pm
Thursday: midday to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm
KITCHEN
Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm

Tours

Any time during opening hours

AIBA 2024 entries B2
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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