I enjoyed Best Coast Vol. 1 last year. And Best Coast Vol. 2 builds on that legend. It channels the style you would expect from A West Coast India Pale Ale, but because it is Deeds, it is a little bit hazy IPA too. This is an excellent play of the name and the eternal debate about which coast is best by definitively saying “Why not both?” Piney/dank, grassy, bitter, malty, smooth. Fruity notes and lingering bitterness add to the enjoyment of this beer.
Deeds Brewing Best Coast Vol. 2 IPA Brewers Notes
“It is time to get yourself down to the Best Coast with this bold IPA in tow. Big additions of some of our favourite hops make for a punchy, fruity, and somewhat resinous experience. With the surf gently lapping against the sandy beach, sit back, rest your eyes, and relax. Let the Best Coast take you away!”
Style: West Coast IPA
Hops: Centennial, Mosaic, Simcoe Cryo, Chinook, Warrior
Malt: Golden Promise, Wheat Malt, Flaked Barley, Dextrose
Dry hop intensity: 17.5g/L
Deeds is a passionate team of beer lovers making beers they want to drink. A lot of beers! 2 – 4 new limited edition beers each month. Deeds offer you quality beers, innovated styles, made by award-winning brewers.
While they’re known for their endless list of Limited releases, the funny thing about that is that their core range is quite strong. Adding to this, they have a season range too. They are busy in this brewery, and the flavours they’ve crammed into a 440ml can are legendary. Legendary Deeds (TM The Wine Depository 2020)
Deeds Brewing started life as ‘Quiet Deeds’ in 2012. But as they moved into their own brewery in 2015 and took total control, they became Deeds Brewing.
The history of beer is long and complicated. It is a story worth hearing too. At its core, beer is the fermented product of grains, most of which is malted (toasted/cooked). The malting and extraction of the sugars are where most of the magic happens. But the use of hops and the choice of yeast can drastically change the aromas, flavour and palate of the beer. Add to this the unlimited ‘adjuncts’ AKA anything, not water, yeast, hops, or grains means that beer can be anything. Oh yeah, did I mention that altering the chemistry of the water can change the flavour and palate of the beer too?
The most important thing to remember is that there is a beer for everyone who enjoys imbibing alcohol. In Australia and around the world, there is a large amount of mediocre, bland, beers that are notionally easy to drink in large quantities. Most of these are Lagers or Pale Ales, but the variations of beer are endless, and when you start down the rabbit hole, you’ll never want to go back.
India Pale Ale or IPA started in England. They were essentially a Pale Ale with more. More hops, more bitterness, more malt and more alcohol. Like the English style Pale Ale, they were dry, malty, and cleansing. Now, IPA is a launching pad into pandora’s box wrapped in an enigma and somethings also wrapped in pancetta. American style IPA often focus on hops flavours and sometimes alcohol. But really, the only limit to IPA is the brewer’s imagination.