Beer #146 - W/C 11 December 2017
BEER // Who doesn't love a great American IPA? We've even had suggestions that Beer Jerk start an IPA Jerk splinter project and we're certain we wouldn't be short of supply. There is a reason why big IPA's outsell every other style in craft beer and that reason is that they are delicious. Hop Lips is Mata's take on the modern classic American IPA style made with a shedload of American hops. It's fresh, juicy and packed with grapefruit, stone fruit and resinous pine aroma and flavours over a slightly sweet malt base. It makes for very easy drinking and is perfectly matched to a sunny afternoon.
BREWERY // Mata
BEER // American IPA
ORIGIN // Kawerau
ABV // 6.3%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 7-11 C
FOOD MATCH // Pork Belly. Spicy beetroot, kumara, kidney bean & ginger burger. Dolcelatte & caramelised onion tart w/ mango chutney. Orange & rosemary cake.
GLASS // IPA Glass