Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
Murrays Big Wednesday
Brewery: Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Format: 330ml Bottle
Murray's Big Wednesday Summer IPA's vital statistics are that it is 6.1% ABV with an original gravity of 1061. It is a different kind of IPA to our Icon 2IPA – it is 1.5% lighter in alcohol, and it is a bit paler in colour – a 'summer' IPA. It uses a lot less of the richer caramel flavours from Crystal malt than the Icon in its malt bill. It is also unusual in that I used no standard bittering hop addition at all in the brewing process – all the 'bitterness' in the beer is coming from the aggressive hop flavour from the late hop additions rather than traditionally 'measurable' bitterness from earlier additions to the boil. There is an aggressive hop flavour balanced by a biscuity malt character from the blend of British and German malts. The aroma is an aggressive blend of citrus and spice – almost passionfruit character and the finish is relatively dry for a beer of this ABV. For all this hop flavour the beer just maintains its balance and has great drinkability.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
I have previously enjoyed beer from Murrays but this one was not good. Tasted nothing like an IPA but instead had a thin wheat beer taste. Cheap but nasty. Perhaps beyond its best by date?
Good hop nose, colour and malt balance. Dry medium bitter finish. Easy drinking.