The Great Australian Beer Marooning of 2014 may have adversely impacted on this year’s Beervana but that apparent debacle (the Marooning; not Beervana) has had some positive consequence. After last week’s Western Australian Imperial Brown Ale, Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar has now brought us an English-style IPA from the suburbs of Sydney. Good effort, Rabbitohs!
Young Henry’s Hop Ale IPA (6.0% ABV)
Musty share-house* brew
Spring has sprung in 2042
Grassy, burnt sugar
Food match: Pie floater (a culinarily dubious Australian pastry), Morton Bay Bugs with moray sauce
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: Drinking with men of reason
* Australian for the kind of domicile we normally call a flat
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.