Shining Peak Gung Ho!
Last year, in a review I introduced the term “dankidy-dank” and Gung Ho! from Shining Peak deserves the same loving description!  Shining Peak have been smashing it out of the park recently and their entry in this year fresh hop line up is up there with the best! The beer itself is rather light and very clean which allows those big grassy characteristics to shine through.  The beer is nicely bittered, full of resins which leave your lips lovingly coated in oily goodness!  Gung Ho! now sits in number one position in my fresh hop ratings for 2022 — who will knock them off in the coming weeks?

Baylands Waifly 8 Fresh Hop IPA

Now in its eighth iteration, Baylands Waifly is a proven fresh hop classic and this year’s is one of the best

Parrotdog Bruce Hazy IPA

Parrotdog Bruce is everything you can hope for — nice upfront peach and tropical fruit flavours with a neat, dry finish.

Good George Cold IPA

For lager drinkers it could be way too hoppy, for IPA lovers it might be too light-bodied. But I’m starting to get Cold IPA.

Brothers Beer Modern Love West Coast IPA

Brothers Beer Modern Love IPA is one of the best showcases of focused citrus purity we’ve encountered this year. 

Hop Federation Green Limousine Fresh Hop IPA 

Each fresh hop season you cannot go wrong with Hop Federation Green Limousine IPA, says Tim Newman.

Bach Brewing Freebird Hazy IPA

“Crafty” Mark Gower says Bach Brewing Freebird is the one of the best examples of a East Coast Hazy IPA he’s tasted.