Breakfast Beer Tasting: Brewdog Motueka

I fancy some IPAs today. So what better way to kick start the day than with Brewdog’s Motueka. This is part of their IPA is Dead series. Basically they take the same malt backbone and the same finishing level of bitterness: 75 IBUs, but just use one hop. So this is all kettle hopped (hops added at the beginning) and dry hopped (late addition) with Motueka hops.  

I like Motueka hops. Well, actually I like all hops, but that’s beside the point. Motueka is a great New Zealand aroma hop and has been put to excellent use by brewers such as Wigan’s very own Allgates. So I was looking forward to seeing what Brewdog could do with it.

It’s the typical 330ml Brewdog size and is 6.7% by alcohol. It poured clear amber with good carbonation and an off-white head. The aroma was grassy and some of that tropical fruit which is always good. The body was quite light and the alcoholic content was well hidden.

Taste wise; you get the classic citrus kick with a nice tang of melon thrown in. There’s a medium level of bitterness that leads to dryness at the back of the throat: always a good sign. I was curious as to how Motueka would fair on its own and it’s worked really well. Definitely one to try again.


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