Cassels Nectaron IPA is still my go to for a core range beer showcasing this terrific new hop, so this (ostensibly) double IPA version (8.2%) caught my eye immediately. Bright and sharp aromas of passionfruit, pineapple and nectarine leap out of the nose, with tropical guava hovering further in. On the palate there’s concentrated stone fruit and orange citrus before big chewy malt and a late but firm bitterness. A big and weighty IPA with great concentration of flavour and a good malt presence that gives the palate extra fortification for winter drinking.
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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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