While the rest of the country feels the coming cool, in Perth the moderate days linger, offering an abundance of temptation to indulge in outdoor activities, something Otherside’s Session IPL has very much in mind. Here, refreshment is paramount, with a clean length featuring Strata and Vic Secret hops as pineapple jam tones, berry hints and subtle herbal freshness. A touch of minerality appears as the initial fullness recedes to a slaking dry finish that pairs well with hill walks, and picnics.
Meanwhile, German Hazy's name may suggest weissbier stylings, not least as there are wags out there who like to claim the title OG hazy for hefeweizen; however, the Myaree brewers have instead utilised German Amarillo hops and a Kolsch yeast to create a deceptively curious drop. Pouring opaque yellow orange, many will expect a soft liquid cloud, yet there’s a surprisingly spicy bitterness at play alongside the German hop’s orange and grapefruit-flavoured citrus, all of which is supported by more tropical vibes.
Published April 5, 2023 2023-04-05 00:00:00