White Bay ‘Embrace The Space’ IPA


“In a world where we are constantly redefining the term “normal” and reality seems to exist on a plane of shifting sands; Embrace the Space is an IPA brewed for enjoyment in these socially distant times. Tune in, tune out, disconnect, reconnect, stockpile, deplete. Embrace the Space.”

Glassware: IPA

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden amber complexion with a fluffy two finger crown. Good retention and healthy lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Fairly straight up and down – pine resin, grapefruit, orange peel, mandarin, candied lemon. Undertones of grass/vines, herbals, soft tropical fruits and a rather biscuity and nutty malt profile. It’s probably not going to win any awards but it’s clean and offers enough to chew on.

Flavour: More of the same basic Aussie IPA characters – inoffensive, mildly bodied and flavored. The standouts are toned down pine and grapefruit with muddled citrus and grassy hops in support. Biscuity type malts with a smooth fruity finish. Could do with a bit more length to be honest.

Mouthfeel: Probably its biggest strength – super smooth, a little creamy and medium bodied. Co2 is spot on. 6.5% ABV is very well concealed.

Overall: It won’t receive much hype but it’s still a well executed IPA. Very clean, sessional and moderate. It is slightly pedestrian though but then again the upside is it will appeal to the entry level IPA drinker. Not bad.