This beer should help to seperate the posers from the true hop heads. Despite the full 100 IBU of bitterness, theoretically a fair bit more, on top of a base containing absolutely no crystal or specialty malts the fact that just a shade over 2% of the hops are added during the boil ensures that the bitterness is smooth, then the rest of the hops are added through both a whirlpool and dry hop schedule.
This beer shows just what is possible with our local hops. There is so much going on that you just have to taste it, savour it, and enjoy the flavour evolution as it warms.
NZIPA is a great style, only emerging commercially in recent years. This is a beer to sort the posers from the passionate, this post ultra-modern new world interpretation of the India Pale Ale style has the most simple of malt bases designed to truely showcase the huge character of Kiwi hops. Hugely popular around the world no NZ brewery should really resist the urge to brew a solid NZIPA. It’s all about the hops.