Friday 24 December 2021

One Drop Brewing Co - Strawberry + Vanilla Nitro Milkshake IPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 23/12/2021
Brewery Name: One Drop Brewing Co (Botany, NSW, Australia)
Beer Name: Strawberry + Vanilla Nitro Milkshake IPA

Beer number 23 of our Beer Cartel Advent Calendar for 2021

Check out our full run down and review of the 2021 Beer Cartel Christmas Beer Advent Calendar

"Firstly, Merry Christmas! We’re all so glad we can share a beer with you. Our Strawberry and Vanilla Nitro Milkshake IPA is a true One Drop Christmas experience. To make the most of this, be sure to shake hard three times, wait 10 seconds , then open and invert into your glass. Enjoy the mesmerising cascade effect from the Nitro Pour. Take in the festive aroma of succulent strawberries and rich vanilla. Sip on the silky smooth and full creaminess body of the beer with its strawberries & cream candy character without forgetting a gentle bite of bitterness from fresh Australian Enigma hops. Pavlova not included (maybe next year)."

One Drop Brewing Co - Strawberry + Vanilla Nitro Milkshake IPA


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.5% (Standard)

Label/Design: 10/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: IPA

Malts/Adjuncts: Strawberries, Others Unknown

Hops: Enigma

IBU's: Unknown

One Drop Brewing Co - Strawberry + Vanilla Nitro Milkshake IPA Can Notes


Colour: Pink


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

One Drop Brew Co - Strawberry + Vanilla Nitro Milkshake IPA in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 8/10

Overall Impression: 9/10


It's amazing what breweries are able to do with beers these days. This is what we would consider a dessert beer, and it's great. Very much like a strawberry chuppa chup (lollipop) with loads of strawberry and vanilla flavours - as you'd rightfully expect from the name of this beer. Mouthfeel is medium light with some faint hop notes hiding behind the scenes. The balance is good - it's sweet as it should be but all seems to work well together. A fun, interesting and unique beer experience.

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