On Firday night in Wellington at the Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge our brand new beer "IPA on a Stick" was judged the winning beer. Finally breaking our Ricky Bobby streak of coming 2nd.
The West Coast IPA Challenge held at the Malthouse in Wellington each year has been responsible for some of the most amazing IPA's ever created in NZ. One thing many people are unaware of is the creation of Deep Fried Haggis On A Stick. So having an IPA on a Stick just seemed like such a natural progression from Deep Fried Haggis on a Stick. You have two hands, one for deep fried haggis and one for IPA on a stick. Good times.
The magic comes from the special blend of Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. The most popular US and NZ hops coming together to give you absolute perfection in a glass. It is hard to describe the aroma, and flavour due to their seamlessness. But there is an obvious inviting citrusy hoppy aroma, and an ideal marriage of Pale Ale malt and hop resin, and a kiss of bitterness in the finish. Just writing this makes me want to taste the next one.