Bracket Brewing ‘Progress’ Hazy IPA


“We’re a deliberately small, family run brewery in the heart of Alexandria. No big investors. No sales contracts with Mr Murphy. No desire to outgrow our little brewery. This allows us to produce what we want to drink (and hopefully you too). An ever-changing array of well-crafted beers we’re proud to share.”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Pours kinda golden orange with a mild haze. It forms an egg shaped three finger head which leaves an absolute mess on the glass.

Aroma: Two of our most favourite hops have combined in this IPA and they bring all their hallmark aromas with them; truck loads of tropical fruit like mango, pineapple, peach and passionfruit, fairly heady citrus notes, pine, delicate stonefruits, herbals, subtle resin and a touch of vines. Pretty dry and doughy malt profile with a hint of oats and wheat grains.

Flavour: Again, lots of tropical fruit, mixed citrus, stonefruits and a slightly dank and resinous pine/herbaceous character upfront. That really well rounded smoothness from the oats balancing it all out. Just a hint of pithy citrus and hop bitterness around the mid leading to a dry, herbal and kinda dank finish which endures nicely.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, creamy, well aerated and fluffy. Gentle Co2 with mild-medium body. The 7.3% ABV also well buried.

Overall: Not a bad way to kick off proceedings. Bracket are one of the newer kids on the Inner West block and they’re also another outfit who’ve chosen to go a little further east of King St! Solid drop from a solid looking brewery.