Hoppy Beers means beers that has been brewed with a lot of hops, which imparts a fruity and bitter flavour. This is our recommended list of hoppy beers. 

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8Wired Hopwired IPA

We're pretty sure HopWired is the first bottled new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown pale ale malt and 100% unique NZ hops. We bet you'll find nothing else like it on the shelves.

 

Although there's plenty of malty sweetness, this beer is all about the hops. But unlike an American IPA, which will mainly challenge you with grapefruity and pine-like flavours and aromas, the kiwi hops used in HopWired produce something more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, limes, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker even said it smelled like gooseberries... Gooseberries? When did you last actually smell a gooseberry??

 

Decide for yourself, or just enjoy it without further complication. Cheers!

 

Style: Indian Pale Ale

Bitterness: Medium

Vol: 330ml

IBU: 70

ABV: 7.3%

 

 

$40.00
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8Wired Tall Poppy Red Ale

This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers. The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure. Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator. 

 

Style: Indian Red Ale

Bitterness: Medium

Vol: 330ml

IBU: 60

ABV: 7%

 

$40.00
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Against The Grain A BEER - Can

When you're looking for something hoppy, A Beer is here. When you want something light and refreshing, grab A Beer. When you're hung up on something local, go for A Beer. Or, if you just need one to the dome, crush A Beer. Whatever you need, we've got A Beer for you.

Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 4.5%
Vol: 450ml

$45.00
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Against The Grain Citra Ass Down - Can

Citra ass down and crush this beer!
This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number of different hops, including Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The resulting hop, Citra, has a distinct citrusy and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. In Citra ass down we used American Columbus for bittering and 11# of Citra at the end of the boil for late kettle addition flavor and aroma. Then we added 6 more pounds Citra and 5# Centennial post fermention for aroma. Rebrewed for your tasting pleasure!

Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.2%
Vol: 450ml

$48.00
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Against The Grain G'night Ryder

The Lone Crusader.
No beer is above the law around here, including Gnight Ryder. This imperial black ale is interred in red wine barrels and emerges unrecognizable. It’s not the general, it sure ain’t the sheriff, it’s the Gnight Ryder. 

Style: Imperial Black Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
ABV: 9%
Vol: 750ml

$210.00
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Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.

Style: IPA
​Volume: 355ml
ABV: 7%
IBU: 84

$32.00
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Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale

A new Pale Ale where hops run the show.
Our Grunion Pale Ale wasn’t born on a beach, but in a backyard.  Originating from an employee-only home brew contest, this award-winning hoppy pale ale is named after the tiny local fish known for late night frolics on shore.  A pair of new hop varieties lend strong yet balanced summer melon aromas and herbal flavors, while a soft caramel malt sweetness holds it all together.

Volume: 355ml
Style: APA
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 50

$31.00
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Ballast Point Manta Ray Imperial IPA

This new IPA rises above the rest. We’ve developed many IPA recipes in our R&D program, but right from the tank, our Manta Ray Double IPA was a winner. Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite. 

Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.5%
Vol: 330ml

$42.00
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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.

Volume: 355ml
Style: IPA
ABV: 7%
IBU: 70

$39.00
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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA

A stunning India Pale Ale (IPA), don't think that Belhaven's Twisted Thistle has anything jaggy, spikey, prickly or otherwise pain-inflicting in its nature. Quite the opposite. Your taste buds will tingle with pleasure after a sip or two of this golden nectar. A real treat from our master brewers in Dunbar.

 

Style: Indian Pale Ale

Bittterness: Medium

Vol: 330ml

ABV: 5.3%

 

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Black Kite IPA

Copper coloured. Bursting with flavour citrusy,fruity and slightly floral. 

Style: IPA
ABV: 5.7%
Vol: 330ml

$32.00
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Brussels Beer Project - Delta IPA

This beer elected by more than 850 Brussels' locals in the summer of 2013, beating 3 competeting prototypes (Alpha, Beta and Gamma). The Delta takes you on a tropical journey through Brussel with its notes of lychee, passion fruit before it strikes you with its refreshing bitterness and indefinite thirst.

Style: IPA
ABV: 6%
Vol: 330ml

$31.00
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Buxton Myrcia Session IPA

Oatmeal Hopburst Session IPA - brewed with 15% oats and 10% wheat for a really full body and creamy mouthfeel. Very low bitterness but hopped and double dry-hopped with even more aroma hops than Axe Edge. Although Myrcia was originally brewed in May 2016 as a collaboration with our friends Dry & Bitter, Denmark, this beer is a new recipe for the 2017 release. 

Style: Session IPA 
ABV: 4%
Vol: 330ml

$31.00
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de Molen x Brew by Numbers (BBNo.) - Name & No. 01

A collaboration beer with Brew By Numbers from London. It is Dutch Pancake Pale Ale’ish.

Style: Pale Ale
Vol: 330ml
ABV: 5%

 

$42.00
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Duvel

A classic well-hopped beer, fruity and exceptionally aromatic with unique flavour. Well balanced in depth and complexity.

 

Style: Golden Ale

Vol: 330ml

ABV: 8.5%

 

$29.00
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