Otherside Shift Brewers Experimental: NZ Double

Style
NZ Double IPA
ABV
8.8%

While Rhys is away, Otherside shift brewers Skipp and Lesky play. And haven’t they just?

Ordinarily, this part of my writeup would be a something, something about the beer, with context quips, but instead the aggregated tasting notes below, garnered from repeated, rigorous testing, should cover more than enough for this beer – we treat these things seriously at Crafty, after all. Well, somewhat...

Pouring clear with a faint gilded mist, aromatic NZ hop greenness teases, ahead of a rush of lime and curry leaf, in the most exotically heady way. Candied mandarin hits the lips with dried tropical fruit and a weedy thing rising through the sip. As NZ Double’s supporting sweet malt base moves increasing dry, a tightly-spun bitter rhythm locks into the backend, equally cleansing and luring the drinker for more. Nothing dominates: balance runs the entire entertaining arc. Oh, and it’s absurdly drinkable at near 9 percent ABV.

Looking back post-sip, this is the kind of beer that’s quietly devoured, with little hype, that everyone will forget by the time comes for year end reflection. Consider this a public note to self.

Guy Southern

Published March 1, 2022

Name
Otherside Brewing Co
Address

Blaikie Street
Myaree
WA 6154

Open Hours

Wednesday: 3pm to 9pm
Thurs & Fri: 3pm to 9pm
Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 8pm

Gypsy Hub
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