“Our latest Single Batch, a Red IPA called Shepherd’s Delight, is available now and we’re tapping the very first kegs on Thursday 21 March in Freo from 4 pm and in Fitzroy, Melbourne from 4.30 pm”.
Another excellent addition to the single batch series from this Western Australian brewery. Served in an IPA glass the deep amber/ruby-red pour constructs a two and a half finger head before slowly collapsing to a rim of foam around the edge of the glass. OK lacing. This amber coloured IPA is offering a citrus-forward nose with orange, mandarin, citrus peel and grapefruit being nicely softened by sweeter notes of mango, caramel, bread and biscuit malts. In the mouth it feels creamy with mild-medium carbonation. Medium body. The flavours almost mirror the aroma with a nice fruity punch upfront which mellows into an earthy mid palate. Hints of toffee and spice carry through and finish slightly dry and fruity. Good duration. Good balance of flavours here, it’s better than the ‘puffing billy’ but the ‘day of the long shadow’ still takes the crown on their single batches. At 6.4% it’s not sessionable but sure worth a try. Nice beer.