Good Land House IPA


“An extra hoppy, extra malty golden beauty. This American style IPA is aggressively hopped and bursting with flavours of pine and ripe citrus, loaded with mounds of hops and balanced with a blend of 4 different malts. This extra hoppy, crispy brew is hugely refreshing, and will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Bright golden pour and a big three finger head forming on top. Excellent retention and lots of thick blotchy lacing on the glass as we go.

Aroma: It’s not doing anything overly fancy but what it has in spades is refinement and a certain sense of polish. Distinctly old school Yakima hops bursting with pine, sappy resins, citrus, light florals and fresh herbs are nicely balanced by a semi sweet honey malt profile. Very delicate hints of caramel, musk, cedar and orange blossom also coming through. Lovely stuff.

Flavour: It follows on from the nose with seemingly lackluster characteristics but in actual fact it couldn’t be further from the truth. It just has a very refined and peeled back nature which displays exquisitely balanced piney and resinous hops over semi sweet biscuity malts. There’s a flutter of citrus, florals and fruit salad as it finishes nice and crisp with good duration.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean and effortless. Co2 is spot on. Moderately bodied and the 5.8% ABV is nicely positioned.

Overall: We now totally understand why they call this the “House IPA”. The session-ability is through the roof, it’s impeccably balanced and faultless really. It’s an impressive way to kick off proceedings with this new Victorian brewery.