Reuben's Brews: Bits & Bobs Can 7% [355ml]
They say "Every year sees us brew a new IPA as part of our Spring seasonal brews. Each time we come out with a new recipe, taking everything we learned in the prior 12 months into account and building into a new brew.Kind of using the 'Bits and Bobs' we have around the brewery! 2018's edition is a fruity IPA, with overripe fruit notes, and a juicy body. It's in the West Coast IPA style. For Bits and Bobs' inaugural release, we are taking some processes, malt and hop combinations that we first used during 2017. We are relying on a predominantly Pale malt bill to provide balance and let the hops shine brightly, with only some Vienna malt providing balancing sweetness. Focusing the beer on Azacca, Strata, and Citra hops. The soft tropical fruit notes from Strata are built upon by Azacca's tropical fruit and citrus, with Citra providing a backbone. From a process perspective, we are using some whirlpool techniques we first tried out in 2017 to extract more flavour from the hops but while minimizing bitterness. The bitterness provides balance but does not overpower. It wraps up the sip to leave you wanting more."
We say "Don't be fooled as this IPA isn't a hotchpotch, it's the culmination of the best of the best! Sticky resinous piney hops, orange rind, wine gum sweetness, a clean malt bill and heaps of mango pulp. This feels chewy in the mouth, not too bitter and not too sweet, a perfect evening IPA."