6.5% NZ IPA. The NZ Hop harvest is complete and the hops are now available, so it’s time to taste the 2017 NZ Hops as our new New Zealand IPA – Epic Hop Harvester. The flavour hops are the hero of this beer with the tropical fruit and delicate sweet hint of malt sweetness. Inspired by the Epic Team’s yearly trip to the Nelson hop growing region during hop harvest. This year we were down again for Hop Harvest at the Oldham’s Farm BBQing and drinking beers amongst the hops as they were being harvested. We are already making plans for next year’s harvest, so let us know if you are interested in joining us.
The label captures the colours from our visits to the hop farms. The dark green of the hop leaves and the pale green of the hop flowers, and the orange of the safety vests, with reflective strips.
The beer is driven by Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka hops grown in NZ. Aroma of juicy fruit gum, passionfruit and a hint of freshly cut grass.