New Zealand is not only home to some of our favourite beers, but also some of our favourite hop varieties. So following on from the success of XRAY HAZE, our third bi-monthly Limited Release for 2023 is Untamed, a 7.5% West Coast IPA with a distinctly NZ heritage.
Showcasing the vast variety and unique flavours you get from New Zealand hops, Untamed boasts an all NZ lineup of Green Bullet, Moutere, Motueka, Nectaron, NZH-107, Riwaka, Taiheke and Wai-iti hops.
Together, this blend of hops gives the beer tropical and citrus aromas and flavours of pineapple, guava, grapefruit and lemon as well as stone fruit such as apricot and peach.
We teamed it with a malt bill of ale, wheat, toffee and sour grapes malt to give the beer medium sweetness and body, finishing with a lingering bitterness.
Capturing the wild spirit of the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, this NZ IPA commands a lineup of 100% NZ hops. Expect gritty bitterness, juicy tropical fruit and citrus aromas with a subtle malt body. Embrace your inner adventurer and take a sip of the wild Untamed.
The team are incredibly happy with how Untamed has turned out, and we’re so excited to finally have another West Coast IPA back as a major limited release.
Check out our recent clip on Instagram, featuring our Head Of Production Lara getting into the nitty-gritty of how this beer came together.
Untamed 7.5% West Coast IPA is available now for a limited time via our Online Store, at all Black Hops Taprooms as well as across a range of retail stores around the country. To find out where to find it, head to the Black Hops Beer Finder.
And if you’re quick you can snag an Untamed t-shirt as part of our strictly limited carton and t-shirt bundle!