Brothers Beer are starting the new year’s seasonal brewing off with the cleverly named Martin Scores Hazy, a big Nectaron and Mosaic driven imperial hazy IPA (8 per cent). Both bold and extremely fruity hops, Mosaic and Nectaron should be a good combo for a strong hazy. Big, bright mandarin and grapefruit come out first on the nose, with pungent passionfruit and rockmelon not far behind. A streak of zingy acidity flashes across the start of the palate, before an intensely ripe and sweet stone fruit character takes over and hangs on hard until the bitterness finally rises in the finish. The body on this one is extra full, taking palate weight right to the line for even a double hazy. If you like your hazy IPAs big, bold and decadently sweet then this one will surely satisfy.
About The Author
Tim Newman is a A Wine and Spirits Education Trust graduate who has been gradually fermenting inside the Christchurch craft beer scene since it's primordial days. When the world of wine writing turned out to be a labyrinth of un-returned emails, he hopped the fence over to beer writing and reviewing and hasn't looked back. On an endless mission to taste the length and breadth of New Zealand craft brewing, and wrangle the most esoteric flavours into prose.
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