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Throwback IPA
Throwback IPA
2015 | Session IPA

Throwback IPA

3.5% Alc/Vol
Simcoe, NZ Cascade, Enigma
Golden Promise, Munich, Carapils, Wheat, Crystal

This PL classic may be mid-strength, but it’s no shrinking violet! Wielding a solid malt chassis and a swift hoppy kick, Throwback proves that an IPA doesn't need a big ABV to make an impact. The nose is dank and herbaceous, thanks a combination of premium hops. On the palate, citrus pairs with biscuit and spice. A moreish bitterness quickly spurs you to fetch another can. And why not? It is a middy after all...

This PL classic may be mid-strength, but it’s no shrinking violet! Wielding a solid malt chassis and a swift hoppy kick, Throwback proves that an IPA doesn't need a big ABV to make an impact. The nose is dank and herbaceous, thanks a combination of premium hops. On the palate, citrus pairs with biscuit and spice. A moreish bitterness quickly spurs you to fetch another can. And why not? It is a middy after all...

The Story

Throwback IPA was one of the initial three beers to be released at the Gilbert Street Hotel alongside the Pale and IIPA in March, 2015. The can design was influenced by co-founder Red, and champions the colours of his grandfather's rugby jersey. This was a pioneering beer for the industry, proving that a mid-strength could be both hoppy and full flavoured, whilst still appealing to a wide variety of consumers. It even took out gold in a full-strength IPA competition. Not bad for a modest 3.5%...

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