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Beer – #1,073 – Mythica – Amphitrite

Mythica Amphitrite. A tap only beer.  This is a beer that I have had before, and in these uncertain times between draft beer I jumped at the chance to go again on this. Whilst it is unlikely that this will ever be in bottles, or cans or on a wider distribution in the near future all this post then does is to torment you, remind me, and for an hour or so drinking this let me forget that the world has gone a bit mad.

fled from Poseidon’s advances but was tracked down

My 1.25 litre rigger has beer that is 6.6% ABV and   45 IBU things.

Mythica Amphitrite  is made in Glenfield 🇳🇿 Auckland, New Zealand in the style that is an IPA – Hazy / NEIPA or  IIPA – Imperial Hazy / NEIPA

The myth of something

Hazy IPA loaded with tropical and citrus flavour attributed to eldorado, mosaic and citra hops. Plenty of oats and wheat in the grain bill.

Amphitrite in Greek mythology is the goddess of the sea and wife of Poseidon.

She was the most beautiful of water nymphs and originally fled away from Poseidon’s advances but was tracked down by the dolphin god Delphinus who convinced her to return and wed.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

The aroma on this is like fresh squeezed oranges with a pine twist.

It should come as no surprise but this is the colour of orange juice. And the head, guess what?, It’s tinged orange, big full and firm atop an orange juice hazy beer.  The aroma is loud like shouting in a tunnel loud, magnificent.

The taste is outstanding and it’s all of the 45 IBU things, that is just bitter enough, not under, not over, and the bitterness is counter-point to a lovely tropical fruity juicy juiced flavour.

This really is a cracking beer that honestly deserves a better and bigger audience, this is top shelf properly good beer.

This is without doubt the best Hazy IPA this year, and that’s not being disrespectful to the likes of McLeods, Isthmus, Deep Creek et al who make outstanding and glorious beers, this one really is one you should be looking to emulate.

And going further out on a limb this should win medals, a lot of them.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 of its things from the thing. There are a couple of tap only beers that  could make the list of the best of best. I know that this might never get into wider distribution, but hopefully it might, it truly is a beer amongst beers, one of the very very best.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? At the cellar door of the brewery on a special lock down visit.
  • Am I enjoying it?  It makes me smile a lot.
  • Would I have another? It really is going to be a long time between drinks for this at the moment, but I will be first up when it becomes available again.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? yes a million times yes, this is one of the very best beers of the style that I’ve ever had, and that’s not being rude about the brilliant beers brewed by McLeods, Isthmus, Behemoth and others who make simple outstanding beers.

Music for this:  Matters by Fröst  on the Spotify player

Fröst is a Brighton-based collaboration between French-Swedish sound artist Johanna Bramli and Fujiya & Miyagi’s synth player and producer Steve Lewis. For fans of the likes of Broadcast, Silver Apples and Kraftwerk together the duo create angular and electronic music by blending Motorik and hypnotic radiophonics into neatly wrapped often bilingual pop structures.

 

INDIA PALE ALE & IPA

India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.

 

IMPERIAL/DOUBLE IPA

Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.

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