Hop Nation The Buzz is the second beer released by HN. Hop Nation The Buzz is an American Red IPA. It smells of linseed, copper, soot, grainy. Offers a mid/full body with a gentle but firm bitterness. Hints of caramel, orange rind. Blood orange. Like everything they do, the Hop Nation The Buzz is super enjoyable. The generous flavours make it great for drinking in the cooler months.
Hop Nation is the work of two former winemakers (they saw the light and do that as well now). Having consulted to a craft beer shop for a few months I discovered these beers are some of the best in Australia. Well crafted (get it!) and therefore easy to drink beers that are leading examples of their style. As the name would suggest, Hop Nation exists to show off the hoppier styles of beer. Check out Hop Nation’s other beers and wines.
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.