Behemoth Get Busy Hopping IPA
Gold Medal at Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards in 2021
Winner of the IPA category at the 2021 Brewers Guild Awards. Behemoth founder Andrew Childs wanted to return to a more expressive old-school malt base with this beer, while still showing off the brewery’s flair for modern hop varieties. Interestingly, those varieties are sourced from not just the US but Australia and NZ too, making it a more international IPA than most. Full bodied with a big malty chew at first, a breadth of drying hop flavours begins to emerge. Strongly dominant American pine, with some drier Aussie grassiness and New Zealand tropicals follow. The bitterness builds into the finish, ending up firmly in charge. A classic old school IPA for classic old school IPA drinkers.