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Beer Cartel Advent Calendar Day 10: Ballistic It's A Cracker West Coast IPA

Beer Cartel Advent Calendar Day 10: Ballistic It's A Cracker West Coast IPA

17th Oct 2021

Brewer: Ballistic

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Style: West Coast IPA

ABV: 7%

Beer Descriptions:

It’s a Cracker is an old school inspired West Coast IPA with some distinctly new world characteristics. At Ballistic we love bright, dank West Coast IPAs and felt that brewing an IPA with roots planted in both the past and present was a great way to showcase the evolving nature of IPA. Pairing a powerhouse hop bill with a refined malt grist we were able to achieve a malt profile that provides complexity and sweetness without detracting from the hop profile. Its assertively bitter, heavily hopped, and super moreish.

We’ve utilised loads of New Zealand’s latest superstar hop ‘Nectaron’ (formerly known as Hort4337) and paired it with old school US classic hop varieties Centennial, Chinook and Columbus. The results is a deep, aggressive IPA that incorporates plenty of citrus and tropical fruit upfront with layers of underlying dank, piney and herbal notes. containing delicate use of both toasted and crystal malts. The beer pours deep gold with hints of candy like sweetness and a dry, bitter finish and a lasting white foam. It’s an IPA in the format that we just love to drink – bitter, clear and hop forward.

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