Beer Description

Bridge Road Brewers – BLING BLING Beechworth VIC

2 x IPA

8.5%

He doesn’t tend to do things by half, Ben Kraus. Not only does he like to brew collaborative beers with international stars, when he does it he does things like brewing wet hop beers in the dead of night or sending beers in wine and whisky barrels by sea across the planet. And now, in launching his latest limited release – the Bling Bling Imperial IPA – a bigger brother to his long-standing Bling IPA, he headed to the 55th floor of Melbourne’s Rialto Tower to the Lui Bar of the three chefs hats Vue du Monde. There, gazing out across the city and Port Phillip Bay, his invited guests were the first to taste the 8.5 per cent hoppy treat. And treat it is too. While there is a solid malt backbone in place to bear the weight of the heavy hopping regime, it doesn’t over impose itself, allowing the punchy hop aromas the freedom to draw you in and plenty of hop character to shine through in the taste to create a full flavoured yet nicely balanced hop bomb of a beer.

Credit Above to Crafty Pint