There's been a glut of new releases from Moon Dog as summer approaches – and that's not including the rather hefty old-timer whose return we'll be covering elsewhere. Magic EyePA II is another IPA with a peel off label complete with old school magic eye trick for you to gaze into. Should you choose instead to gaze into your glass, you'll find a copper drop untroubled by even a hint of haze that couldn't be much more old school West Coast if it tried. Double dry-hopped with Eclipse, Simcoe and Centennial, it’s pine tips dipped in bergamot, caramel that borders on toffee without taking the beer into chewy territory, and a spicy edge to its bitter finish. Without wishing to keep on beating the same drum: old school.
Yuzu Greatest Hits, on the other hand, is a reminder of what a fabulous fruit yuzu is. The beer that looks like champagne in the glass puts nothing in the way of its vibrant citrus goodness, creating something as refreshing as a post exercise soft drink.
"You said 'glut' at the start of this write-up," I hear you cry. And you'd be right. That's because there are two new core range releases too, a mid-strength XPA and a ginger beer you can read about here.
- West Coast IPA & Rice Lager with Yuzu
- 7.0% & 5.0%