Saturday 9 October 2021

Sauce Brewing Co - Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA - Beer Review

Brewed By: Sauce Brewing Co
Beer: Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA
ABV: 7.5%
Malts: Unknown
Hops: Unknown
IBU: Unknown

Sauce Brewing Co - Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA in the Craftd Alpha glass

"Possibly our juiciest beer for a while, this new addition to our dual-hop juicy series is TRIPLE dry-hopped!

This juicy installment combines the punchy pineapple notes of North American BRU-1, with the sweet mandarin and zesty citrus peel of Aussie-grown Eclipse."


A relatively recent release from Sauce Brewing Co - located in what is essentially the heart of craft beer and brewing in NSW - Marrickville. The Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA is everything it claims to be.

TDH stands for "Triple Dry Hopped" - which means lots of hops - which means juicy. Nice. The can itself looks really cool too - eye catching with a nice palette of orange, yellow and green colours to match the typical colours you'd expect from the types of fruits you'll get tastes of within.

The term Bruclipse is obviously a portmanteau of the hops that have been used - the American variety BRU-1 and good old Aussie Eclipse.

After opening the can and pouring into the glass - the citrus and floral aromas are instantly released. The beer pours a beautiful, light straw hazy hue with a nice creamy white head on top.

Initial taste had me thinking that the bitterness and the alcohol content seemed to dominate - and the fruity goodness from the hops was not as prevalent as I'd expected - especially considering it had been triple dry hopped. I was perhaps expecting something a bit more like a NEIPA which is perhaps not fair since it isn't what this beer is claiming to be.

That's not to say that the fruitiness isn't there - I was picking up notes of apricot, mandarin and orange. The combination of hops definitely works well together - I just perhaps expected something a bit more in your face.

The unspecified base malts, as you'd expect are just background noise and play a subtle supporting role to the hops which is what a beer like this is all about.

I'd definitely like to try another one of these in the future.

Sauce Brewing Co - Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA Can



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