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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Beechworth, Australia
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosslew (254) - - MAR 28, 2014
First that element that strikes, no second - the label is a stand-out, is a strong wave of pineapple. And then underneath are the hops. Like the taste it isn't overly affected by the extra buds but has the citrus foundation. A pleasant initial on the tongue with orange and nice finish that gently lingers. A great IPA that doesn't throw a mouth grenade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (597) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2014
Alluring aroma is backed up by a full bodied flavour and nicely balanced bitter finish. A standout beer in one tasting session.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (560) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Orange/gold pour with a tight white head; similar in appearance to the bling but a bit less carbed. Tropical fruit aroma, pineapple, passionfruit, and malt underneath. Taste was a bit understated - I was expecting a bigger version of Bling, and it was that, but the bitterness was a bit underwhelming. Sweetish, overall fairly good, but just missing something

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NBird (408) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Looks. Red tinged amber, sml-med head. Smells.big caramel malts, piney and resinous hop character Tastes. Big piney resinous hops, big sweet malts, a little alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (260) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
Very malt dominant - not enough hops for me - try Garage Project Pernicious Weed for a hoppy but not ball-tearing imperial IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
Pours dark orange with a slightly tanned white head. Very sweet tropical aromas, largely of pineapple and grapefruit and some caramel sweetness. Excellent malt backbone to balance the hops. The best description I can come up with is a ’sticky’ sweetness. But this makes it delicious. Fruity, citrus and pine tastes also. A winner

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3641) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle in Cairns Australia. Pours an orange copper with an off white head. Floral nose. Citrus flavors with some minty notes. Slight bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3275) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark amber with a small beige head. Nose is sweet and tropical with some sticky toffee. Plenty of pineapple in this. A very resinous and pine driven brew, but missing that finesse or punch to make it very good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml @Beer Hunters
Clear red color, small off-white head. Some citric hoppyness, a bit berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Citrus, some fruityness but overall a bit dry. It’s a bit over 3 months old bottle but feels like could be freshier. No bling bling found.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Leijuva Lahna, bottled 12.06.2013
Sweet and fruity aroma with caramel and mango. Flavour is sweet with caramel, exotic fruits, juicy notes and toffee. Quite heavy and a bit too sweet, not bad still. Reminds me of Nøgne Ø #500.


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