Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Imperial IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Ok, the concept for this beer is quite simple. Take our standard Bling IPA and pimp it to create a hop bomb at around 8.5% alc. The real challenge was creating an Imperial IPA that reeks of fresh, pungent hop aromas but doesn’t give the impression that it is trying to tear the teeth out of your jawbone. We do hope we got it right!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle poured a cloudu amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, earthiness, yeast and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit and earthiness with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from City Beer. Pours copper with a decent beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry caramel malt flavor with a serious dose of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle, pine resin and floral. Med body or better. Flavor is pine/resin, floral and hints of tobacco. Resiny hop grenade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 26/06/15. 33cl bottle. Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Medium body and carbonation. Amazing aroma - passionfruit, hops, citrus. Bitter and hoppy on the palate. Malt backbone. Tropical fruit flavour - passionfruit, guava, kiwi, lemon. This is a lovely beer - a delicious fruity bitter hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1545) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at mikkeller bar sf. Pours copper with white head. Nice fruit aroma. Beer is very bitter with a clean finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Soupoftoday (54) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
Best Australian IPA /IIPA you can get. Huge flavour and perfectly balanced. Nice malt backbone supports a hop onslaught of stone fruit, passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, mango and slight hit of pine resin. Drinks very easy for the ABV. Easily as good as the most acclaimed New Zealand and American IPA’s whilst still tasting unique to Australia. If you see it, get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
330 mil bottle from Low Buy Lilydale big hoppy aroma amber in colour with white head taste is the same with bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel Presents a murky amber body with small tight foam. BOOM! Serious hop nose on this one; lychee, passionfruit, honeydew, grass, leafy resin, citrus rind. Theres some toasty, honeyed malt in amongst the maelstrom, but HOPS Body is full, perhaps not as much as expected, but long and oily on the palate. The assault continues on the palate, perhaps a touch restrained but still intense; resin, melon, unripe passionfruit & guava, citrus & pine, with sweet biscuity, honeyed, slightly raisiny malts. Big resiny bitterness lingers on a warming finish. Serious stuff, one for the hop lovers for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
A decent imperial with not quite enough oomph to rank among the top grade. Deep bronze with a thick head. Classic IPA aroma - toffee malts, ripe fruits. Figs, mango, fruit cordial. Slick body. Ripe and rounded on the tongue. Clean, piney finish. Quite drying. I’m not sure why but this didn’t ring my bell. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Alluring aroma is backed up by a full bodied flavour and nicely balanced bitter finish. A standout beer in one tasting session but subsequently easily surpassed by the local contender (Panhead Vandal).

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