Where does the time go? It feels like barely weeks have gone by since the second instalment of Wolf of the Willow’s Visions series but it turns out, it’s much closer to six months. The series arrived with its heavy-hopping rates and colourful, cartoon cans in 2020 and here we are in March 2022 with version three, which almost seems to rival Marvel's film release schedule. If you made it along to our Crafty Cabal Ping Pong Party at Wolf of the Willow's home, then there’s a good chance you would have already enjoyed the two beers but if not, you may have missed out on a lot of fun but you don’t have to miss out on the beers.
Inner Vision III is the smaller of the two, at 6.2 percent ABV and is dubbed a West Coast Haze DDH Hazy IPA, which kind of makes you feel like the Melbourne brewery missed the chance to make the beer truly on-trend by adding "Cold" to the front. But, while there might be quite a few words before IPA, there's a good reason for all of them since they capture how the beer was made with significant doses of rolled outs and wheat to provide a creamy and soft mouthfeel, while it was heavily hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic. With a relatively slight haze and soft bitterness, the beer provides a distinct, pungent and dank hit of pine along with pear, tangerine, nectarine and a tropical touch of pineapple and papaya.
Double Vision III meanwhile is a double IPA at 8.0 percent and exclusively uses Australian hops in Eclipse, Galaxy, Vic Secret, and Enigma and the beer also includes wheat and oats to ensure a smooth ride, while the higher booze level seems to provide a slight touch of sweetness. Here, the barrage on the senses is largely tropical, with this Vision providing passionfruit, rockmelon, papaya and a more crisp fruit not akin to biting into a crisp green grape.
Published March 10, 2022 2022-03-10 00:00:00