BEER HAIKU #95 Young Henry’s Hop Ale IPA

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

image: Hashigozake tap label

image: Hashigozake tap label

hai·ku (hk)

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.

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