Mata’s more experimental concoctions have become an occasional but welcome fixture in Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar’s programme of weekly new releases. This week we had an Imperial IPA that can aptly be described as a ‘bad matawhaka’ (in an Isaac Hayes kind of way).
Mata Matawhaka IIPA (8% ABV)
Perfumed passion fruit
Late Winter ale; spring’s promise
Rich, red ruby-gold
Food match: salty liquorice,
It’s the kind of beer you drink: When discussing crimes of passion.
n. pl. haiku also hai·kus
1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.