Fortitude Brewing Co.
Noisy Minor ANZUS IPA
Brewery: Fortitude Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Format: 330ml Bottle
This beer honours the ANZUS treaty between the great (hop growing) nations of Australia, New Zealand and USA. The first and only time the ANZUS treaty was invoked was on 14 September, 2001, after the 9/11 attacks on the USA.
Our interpretation of the classic American IPA is a bit different to most (the Noisy Minor is always different). It is one of a very clean, almost light malt backbone, allowing the hops to take the centre stage. Galaxy from Australia, Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Simcoe from USA, hopped at ridiculous amounts, give the beer a huge hop aroma and flavour, running the full gamut of earthy, resiny, piney and fruity notes. An IPA made for the Australian climate.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Pours amber with a thin head that dissipated a bit quickly for my taste. Aroma of an IPA but with a sweet undertone. This carried over into the first mouthful as I found it almost caramelised. Hops overpowered by malt, more balance needed I think.