Tinnie of the week: Eagle Bay Brewing Co and Rocky Ridge Brewing Co’s Eagle Rock Best Coast Double IPL

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BEER NAME?

Eagle Rock Best Coast Double IPL

WHERE’S IT FROM?

It’s version four of a delightful collaboration between Eagle Bay Brewing Co and Rocky Ridge Brewing Co.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT?

For years, WA’s beautiful South West has gained an international reputation for the incredible wines it has to offer.

But it’s high time we recognised one of the fastest-growing (and arguably more delicious) exports from the region — tinnies.

The craft beer scene has exploded in recent years — and no brew epitomises this boom more so than the latest joint venture between Eagle Bay Brewing Co and Rocky Ridge Brewing Co.

The Eagle Rock Best Coast Double IPL is a near-perfect ode to everything that is right about the South West craft beer scene.

Pouring a rich, golden hue with an ever-so-slight haze, this tinnie comes with notes of melon, passionfruit and nectarines on the nose.

The palate reveals the bitterness and complexity of the hops up front with Mosaic Incognito, Citra Spectrum and a new experimental variety called Peacharine producing a rich flavour base.

That bitterness is rounded out with some incredible sweet stone fruit flavours and just enough citrus to balance it all out.

SHOULD I SHARE IT?

This is a tinnie that has layers of complexity but be warned — at 8.4 per cent ABV it packs a massive punch that can creep up on you if you’re not careful.

And of course, it’s best enjoyed with mates in the surrounds of WA’s beautiful South West.

WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?

It fetches $28.99 for a four-pack, which is pretty good value when you take into account how good it tastes.

RATING?

4.5 South West beaches out of 5

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