By James Atkinson
The India Pale Ale is clearly the beer style of the moment, with several brewers adding new IPAs to their ranges in recent weeks.
Following on from Little Creatures' launch of an IPA earlier this month, fledgling outfit Red Island Brewing has released the Quiet Deeds India Pale Ale.
Red Island co-founder Patrick Alè says the new addition is a more approachable take on the IPA genre.
"With the market for an IPA more skewed towards male drinkers, a brewer's most common bragging point is an IPA's extreme bitterness levels," he said.
"We aren't out to impress out anyone by breaking any bitterness boundaries, but rather want to stay focused on producing high quality, highly sessionable beers of any style."
The Quiet Deeds IPA incorporates four different malts have been balanced & bittered by the combination of Cascade and Mosaic hops, creating a flavour blend that delivers fresh orange, grapefruit & mango aromas. Oats provide smoothness to the body and a crisp bitter finish.
Meanwhile, Woolworths exclusive label Sail & Anchor has released the Devil Dodger IPA as a limited edition seasonal brew.
"In keeping with the style, the Devil Dodger IPA pours with a hoppy aroma of grapefruit, mangoes and pine that hits the nose like fresh ocean spray," Sail & Anchor says.
"The flavour is pine and citrus, straddling a rich, warm malt body and finishing with a big, refreshing, bitter bite."