Australian Brewery Amarillo Single Hop & Citra Single Hop

Style
Single Hop Hazy Pales
ABV
5.8% & 5.0%

Five years ago, if a brewery released a series of single hop beers, they were likely to be bitter IPAs. In 2022, Australian Brewery’s series is built instead upon hazy pale ales designed to show the distinct hop characters. How times change. (“Mum, Grandpa is shaking his fist and yelling at the cat about beers again!”)

Despite its translucent look and its relatively full-in-the-mouth body, Amarillo Single Hop brings orange and spice without going full juice mode. Meanwhile, an East Coast ale yeast makes the haze happen, offers up a low level of esters to boost the fruitiness, and adds a slight earthiness to the mix. At 5.8 percent ABV, this one’s nudging into IPA territory (which goes a little way to negating my old man musing above… but not far enough!).

Citra Single Hop is more of a straight-down-the-line hazy pale, drinking like orange mango juice – well, perhaps more like orange mango fruit drink, as it’s a little lighter than its juice counterpart. At 5 percent ABV, it’s easier drinking and more sessionable than its Amarillo cousin, if less complex.

Mick Wust

The brewery has also released a red IPA and Trans-Tasman XPA at the same time, which you can read about here.

Published May 12, 2022

Name
Esker Beer Co
Address

350 Annangrove Road
Rouse Hill
NSW 2155

Phone
(02) 9679 4555
Open Hours

Mon to Sat: 10am to 3am
Sunday: 8am to midnight

Tours

Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm
Twilight Tours 6pm every Thu/Fri/Sat (Spring & Summer only) $25 inc. beer

AIBA 2024 entries B2
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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