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

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RATINGS: 30   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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3300) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Archive. Big and ballsy this beer ticks all the boxes from the great looking amber colour and deep head to the awesome hop packed flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (566) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
Big hop flavors, citrus, tropical fruit on top of a velvety sweet malt base that keep everything well balanced. Little dangerous at 8.5% and being so smooth and easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2013
tap, Norfolk, WA citrusy, spicy and tropical aromas, similar flavours, well attenuated but with enough malty goodness to make it quaffable in winter, bloody good!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2013
330mL bottle. Pours deep amber with a small off white head and a wonderful sweet tropical fruit/punch bowl aroma. As it hits the tongue I detect the massive bitterness that is tempered by an equally scaled sweetness. Tropical fruit dominates the flavour with a slight hint on toffee malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosslew (190) - AUSTRALIA - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (287) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Murky deep amber/brown, aroma of tropical fruit, passionfruit, toffee/butterscotch, flavour is big on hops and malt, well balanced, very drinkable. Really enjoying this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1897) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours hazy dark amber with a large, fading head. Lots of pine, grapefruit, caramel malt, booze and confectionery on the nose. Pretty aggressive flavours, lots of pine and resinous hops along with a massive serving of sweet clean malt. Finishes with an assertive bitterness. Body feels a bit too thick.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (981) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 8/8/2013. Pours a very dark, slightly cloudy golden with a big white head. Has a sublime sweet floral aroma, with some light fruity notes. Flavour wise there lots of sweetness, with light caramel malt, honey and stone and tropical fruit (apricot and particularly mango). As one would expect from an imperial IPA, there’s a big hop presence, with a good does of grapefruit and resin finishing things off. Has a quite a syrupy texture and the carbonation is medium. All up this is very enjoyable, though be warned that the sweetness holds sway over the bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Carbonation a little low on my example as it’s only been in the bottle a week or so.... I thought it was a perfectly balanced IPA. Great malt body with excellent hop flavours. Nothing overdone, just right.


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