Tuesday 21 June 2022

Nomad Brewing Co - 2022 Art Series NEIPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 18/6/2022
Brewery Name: Nomad Brewing Co (Brookvale, NSW, Australia)
Beer Name: NEIPA (2022 Art Series)

"Big tropical Hazy NEIPA - Citrus + Stone Fruit + Pineapple. Inspired out of covid isolation boredom, Elana Larkin painted the view from her Northern Rivers garden. While wearing a big hat & the smell of sunscreenWhile sunscreen this masterpiece was born, “Midday gone Cray"

Nomad Brewing Co - 2022 Art Series - NEIPA Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 6% (High)

Label/Design: 9/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: IPA

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Amarillo, Idaho, BRU-1

IBU's: Unknown

Nomad Brewing Co - 2022 Art Series - NEIPA Can Notes


Colour: Straw


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

Nomad Brewing Co - 2022 Art Series - NEIPA in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 8/10

Overall Impression: 7/10


Loads of tropical fruit and citrus flavours from the hops. Clean and neutral malt base as you'd expect to let the hops do their thing. Relatively low carbonation, and a well disguised alcohol presence. A really good and enjoyable beer, but not quite sure it fits the NEIPA style. Definitely not as hazy as other NEIPA's we've had, and the soft, creamy and silky mouthfeel from a decent whack of oats or other adjuncts that the style is renowned for appeared to be missing. This strikes us as more of a west coast IPA than a NEIPA. Still a really good beer and very enjoyable, but not quite what we were expecting from a beer labelled as a "NEIPA".

The can art is a cool feature too and is part of a collaboration between Nomad and the National Art School. There's a blurb on the can from the artist explaining the piece that is featured on the can.

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