by Browar Maltgarden

It appears even our Polish friends at Maltgarden are joining the trend of labelling beers in new styles that (IMHO) didn’t really need to be invented in the first place.  Here we have their double dry hopped (DDH) Session Hazy IPA.  

For clarity, the idea of a session beer of any style is that it is a lighter version of that style.  In this case, a lower ABV version of an IPA, that is also softer on the aggressive characteristics of the style.  In my book, a lower ABV, slightly softer hoppy beer would be called a Pale Ale and this style has existed for a long time.  No need to invent a new style name, it is just marketing fluff!

Rant over, let’s take a look at the beer.  It pours a cloudy yellow with a big aroma of tropical fruits.  And that fruity character has a distinctive Aussie feel with the hops being Galaxy and Eclipse.

Flavour-wise there is a sweetness up front, both malty and fruity.  The tropical fruit notes of mandarin and passionfruit, and a little piney character seduce you in, with enough bitterness to dry things out a little leaving a slightly prickly aftertaste. 


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