We’ve featured a few Maltgarden beers now, and apart from how good the beers are I like the quirky names. There is something about naming a beer in a second (or third) language. It is almost like they’ve just picked random words and banged them together. Either way, I’m a fan.
I’m also a fan of the Maltgarden beers, and this one is no exception.
A double dry-hopped hazy double IPA that showcases Galaxy and Sabro hops. Now I know that second hop is somewhat divisive – throwing off those coconut notes that upset some people, but I think it is quite subdued in this beer.
It has a fairly thick and quite cloudy pour, and if you aren’t careful you’ll fill half your glass with foam. It does settle down quite quickly though, even for those who are super keen to get tasting.
As you’d expect from the Galaxy there are lots of tropical fruit flavours and aromas – passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon citrus are all offered. The coconut from the Sabro sits behind these, but still evident (positive or not!).
For a big beer the mouthfeel is reasonably light, though the carbonation isn’t as high as the foamy head suggested. The hop bitterness comes in late and persists in the pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Another winner from Maltgarden.