What are you to brew when you get offered a couple of 20 year old rum barrels? Stout? Porter? Not at HopDog. In a decision to buck the trend, we aimed waaaay left field and brewed something a bit different to age in our stinky rum barrels. We started with a simple but balanced wheat beer, and then post ferment added it along with a serious amount of fresh raspberries to the barrels, and left it alone for 2 months. The result is astounding! Tart fruit on the nose with hints of oak and rumminess start it off, then the taste blows you away. Oak, raspberries and a bit of rummy vanilla and warmth. Perfect for aging too. All work & no play makes beer very dull. • Limited avilability •
9.3% abv, 150 IBUs.
Do you love a clean, crisp, Dutch lager? Do you like long walks on the beach, and lazy Sundays with your pampered poochy woo-woo at the local mega coffeepalooza? Then put this bottle down, step away, and go buy a cider. Sometimes at HopDog we like to get a bit potty mouthed. Do you dig IPA, but think that there is another adventure to be had? Then this DOUBLE IPA is for you the serious hop head. Get ready to be rocked by over 150 (calculated) IBUs of hopapocalyptic goodness. The C Bomb is not for everyone, but it’s HopDog’s answer to what you’ve been jonsing for. We’ve dialed the insanity meter up to 11, by doubling the amount of aggressive US and New Zealand hops employed and doubling the malt bill too. So expect intense fresh cut grass, apricots, citrus and tropical fruits from a facetious blend of US Chinook and Columbus hops and the new and rare NZ Waimea hop. Aroma is mirrored in the flavour with a malt wallop too, and echoed in the explosive bitterness that leaves your mouth watering for more. Finishes dry and leaves you with some colourful adjectives. Glass empty? Then you’ll need another, but be warned, the ABV is a creeper. Bang!
5.2% abv, 30 IBUs.
“This is the tale of HepaRyezen A stylish lad, A deep seadiving Bison. Of shipwrecked Galactic sailors and drunken treasure, Of steam powered moon rockets Charging tankards for good measure.” It’s obvious poetry isn’t our strong suit at HopDog - that’s why we brew! Meet the HepaRyezen. No it’s not a Hefeweizen, or a Roggenbier. It’s a HepaRyezen. There’s a big difference. Brewed with 50% malted rye and a generous amount of punchy Galaxy hops, this nu-school rye ale is blistering with possibilities for serious Summer quaffing. Spicy, malty and hoppy. Beat that Tennyson!
6.5% abv, 80 IBUs.
After originally brewing Children of Darkness for the 2012 GABS,
and it getting such great reviews, it's now out in un-oaked format in
bottles and at selected outlets. Children of Darkness is an India Black
ale running at 6.5% abv and 80 IBUs. It's a complex mélange of roasted
malts and aggressive hopping that makes it our take on this emerging
style. Aromas of chocolate and coffee mix with citrus, pine and tropical
fruits. The flavour and taste are pretty much the same with coffee and
chocolate adding into hints of cream and crystal malt which are rudely
shoved out of the way by the piney, citrusy, fruity bitterness from the
hops. Evil in a glass.
5.0% abv, 40 IBUs.
It’s red. It’s hoppy. That about says it all. At HopDog, we love red ales, and Redhopulous is a whole lotta red, hoppy, love type goodness... It’s brewed with a huge amount of German Melanoidin and British Crystal malt (which help give Redhopulous it’s deep red glow and burnished highlights), and hopped with a blend of punchy US hops that often includes the rare and mighty Citra and the elusive Ahtanum. The robust, biscuity, malt profile is balanced by citrus and tropical fruit flavours from the late hopping. A crowd pleaser and great when served with hearty fare or bar snacks. Redhopulous replaces Midgee.
5.8% abv, 70 IBUs
Hops. Flames. Flames. Hops. Did you get all of that?
Horns Up Rye IPA is a no holds barred India
Pale Ale, chockers full of the best hops New Zealand and the US have to offer,
all riding on a solid malt backbone with a hefty serve of malted rye to deliver
to your taste buds the Lupulin kick you’ve been craving. Big pungent hops on
the nose followed by hop flavour and bitterness cascading over the tongue with
malt sweetness and biscuitiness from the rye. This IPA finishes strong and dry
with a lingering bitterness that just goes on, and on, and on like a screaming
heavy metal guitar solo, and an after taste that reminds you that you’ve just
had an awesome hoppy experience, like the ringing in your ears after a decibel
shattering concert. Horns Up!
• Black Sunshine • The Pale • Midgee • Ham on Rye • Coffee Pants • Belgian Lawnmower • Alluvial Peach • SuperBeast • Sparkling Ale • Secret Santa • Oaked & Galactified Horns Up • Red Wolf • Assasionner Tri Canus Flumen (Riverside Brewing Collaboration) • SteinPunk • Feral Hop Harvest Ale • Sticky Figgy