Cheeky Monkey Space Oddity IIPA

Style
Imperial IPA
ABV
9.5%

Given the noise surrounding them, you might think Cheeky Monkey are heavily focused on developing a reputation for brewing juicy, thick fruited sours, but while they're doing that undeniably well, they're still highly capable of putting together delicious, full-flavoured, hop-driven beers. In this case, their Space Oddity Imperial IPA is another standout example of hop utilisation from the South West brewers.

A smorgasbord of hops feature in this sizeable offering, including healthy doses of Chinook, Simcoe, Talus, Idaho 7 and Sabro. The array of hops mingles effortlessly, yielding an interplay of sweet, ripe citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit and tangerine alongside sticky pine, some gentle toasted spice character and Sabro’s trademark coconut. A residual sweetness is well played to counter a high bittering component and a length of flavour that carries into a drawn-out finish with just a little tackiness.

Coming off the back of a thick, fruited sour, it's clear the Cheeky Monkeys have quite a few tricks in their playbook and don’t look to be running out of ideas any time soon.

Jono Outred

Published June 28, 2022

Name
Cheeky Monkey
Address

4259 Caves Road
Margaret River
WA 6285

Phone
Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

Caves Road venue:
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 5pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 6pm
Vasse Tap House:
Thurs & Fri: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 2pm to 7pm
Sunday: 2pm to 6pm

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