Beer Fontaine Candromeda 2023 Galaxy IPA

Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
6.2%

Scan most brewery's lineups and if you spot anything influenced by the traditional brewers of Europe – lagers aside – it tends to stick out like a sore thumb. With Fontaine, it's pretty much the opposite: saison, Belgian pale ale, pétillant beer, Belgian IPA... and then a modern style like Galaxy IPA.

It pours the gold of a polished ingot with a fluffy as head. You'll pick up passionfruit creme and citrus rind (potentially courtesy of the addition of Ryefield Hop's Centennial) all the way on the nose in a beer that remains cleanly citrusy right through the palate too.

The bitterness – present, fruity and gently building – places it in modern West Coast territory, in other words with drinkability more than palate-pummeling to the fore.

James Smith

Name
Beer Fontaine
Address

1575b Botany Road
Botany
NSW 2019

Phone
(02) 7208 4486
Open Hours

Friday: 3.30pm to 8pm
Sat & Sun: midday to 8pm

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Obsidian 2024

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