Bodriggy Brewing have been flat out working with haze and hops of late, with the Melbourne brewery releasing two in the middle of winter. Indeed, in name, appearance, texture and flavour, Dayspring feels like a hazy IPA designed as an antidote to brutally cold weather. Brewed using Kveik yeast and Cashmere and Azacca hops, the idea was for that fast-fermenting yeast to really drive tropical fruit flavours to get as many Pina Colada vibes as they could. It’s certainly worked out that way too, with a mix of orange juice, ripe mango, fleshy pineapple and a floral finish all leaping from the lush juice bomb.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Froth meanwhile takes elements from West Coast and hazy IPAs, with the beer all about dank pine, citrus and stonefruit flavours. But while there's a big wave of juiciness and a touch of sweetness too, there's also a bitter bite on the finish to make sure it’s not just about the haze for days.
Published August 16, 2022 2022-08-16 00:00:00