Moondog Jukebox Hero IPA 330ml $4.65
The darling of craft brewers originated in Britain’s colonial era as a turbo strength ale able to endure shipment in barrel to India – hence, India Pale Ale, or IPA. Moondog, from Abbotsford Victoria, offers a particularly fruity, rounded, alcoholic version of the style, with the obligatory mother lode of hops.
Dalgety Brewing Co Pale Ale 330ml $3.90
From Dalgety in the NSW Snowy Mountains foothills comes this tasty and bitter ale. The bright lemon colour and persistent, generous head capture our attention before the pungent and appealing, indeed compelling, hops aroma takes over. The fruity, brisk palate supports the hops and lingering, intense bitterness.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published 3 September 2014 in the Canberra Times and goodfood.com.au