Motueka IPA

We’re big fans of exper­i­men­tal beers made with a sin­gle vari­ety of hop and (so far) have yet to have a bad beer from Barns­ley’s Acorn Brew­ery, so we just had to try Motue­ka IPA at the Pem­bury Tav­ern.

The beer was fan­tas­tic – quench­ing, herbal and dry, with per­haps just a hint of banana in the aro­ma – but, on this show­ing, we’d be hard pressed to iden­ti­fy Motue­ka hops if we came across them again with­out a bloody great big sign telling us they were there. We tend to hop from beer to beer if there are sev­er­al on offer but went back for more of this, Tan­dle­man-style, which must say some­thing.

For more sin­gle hop action check out Geof­f’s fas­ci­nat­ing home­brew­ing exper­i­ments.

Update 17/03/10 – of course we meant “a sin­gle vari­ety of hop” rather than “a sin­gle hop”. How crap would that beer be?

4 thoughts on “Motueka IPA

  1. Beer hop­ping is great, but often comes out some­thing like the tri­umph of hope over expe­ri­ence and when you hit on a great beer you enjoy, it isn’t unwise to stick to it.

    Acorn beers are on top form at the moment.

  2. I had a pint of this last week­end at The Grove in Leeds. Won­der­ful. Pale. refresh­ing, sharp and with a great grassi­ness. You’re right about Acorn – they are pro­duc­ing won­der­ful beers right now. Can’t wait for the rest of thi­er sin­gle-hop series through­out 2010. had the plea­sure of being with a pal who was hav­ing his first pint of this – his eyes lit up.…

  3. Motue­ka are defi­nate­ly up there on my list of hops to try next. I’m a big fan of the NZ hops. I ful­ly agree with stick­ing to the same beer of a ses­sion. Here in Glas­gow you’re lucky just not to get a pint of flat vine­gar (if you find an ale pub in the first place).

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