Hop Goblet Mark III is our Anzac Edition, teaming NZ grown Gladfield Malt with a pair of Tasmania Grown hops – Summer and Helga – still to 42.5 IBU. There’s nothing brash about these Australians, our brewers are detecting hints of tropical fruit salad reminiscent of some of our favourite Kiwi hops, and certainly a lot more subtle than the big bold American Centennial of Hop Goblet II.
Hop Goblet IPA began as Invercargill Brewery’s answer to the Westcoast IPA Challenge posed by Wellington Malthouse in 2014.
No I was A blend of seven hops (Kohatu, Chinook, Czech Saaz, Crystal (US), Dr Rudi, Cascade & Columbus) offer up a beer that’s as uniquely NZ West Coast as it is USA. The aroma is pure Kiwi, reminescent of the rich green of a Native forest half an hour after a drenching deluge; the flavour is USA – with strong citrus and bitter grapefruit foremost of the palate of this stylistically light-bodied beer. The result is a crisp, tight … Hop Goblet.
Ask for a taste when you’re next in The Cellar Door – and remember to let us know which you prefer.