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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Beechworth, Australia
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This single hop IPA, the second in our series, highlights the character of a locally developed hop variety, Ella. We have added a generous amount of Ella whole hop flowers to this brew, both in the kettle and the conditioning tank. It is our attempt to show you the true character of this hop.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shmang (4) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep golden colour with a tight white head that clings to the glass. The aroma is delicate mix of floral, pine, citrus with some tropical fruit. The malt profile has taken the back seat but lends the right amount of malty, caramel tastes. Mouth feel is smooth with a small amount of lingering sweetness that is not too overpowering. A great beer to sit and enjoy on a summer evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (564) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Bottle from Slowbeer (previously known as Stella IPA). Bright mid-amber, tight white head, floral, tropical fruit aroma, dusty, mild bitterness, bready malt, some residual sweetness. Quite good. Re-rated March 2014: Quite a lot more pine characters, higher bitterness, less sweet, strong grapefruit/pine aromas. Liked it better now.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1296) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an orange amber colour, foamy off-white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, pine, citrus abit sour. Taste is malt, with lemony citrus and pine bitterness plus some yeasty, nutty notes. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
Great hop aromas with immediate highly hopped bitterness then a slight and pleasant sweetness indicating a large amount of malt to offset the hops. The palate fades quite quickly though into a relatively hollow end considering the large amount of hops. Nice flavours though and very interesting tasting the single hop although perhaps a reason for the short finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
Aroma: Fruity, floral and hoppy, citrus hints. Appearance: Lovely dark golden colour with a large frothy white head, cloudy. Taste: First flavour of bitter fruits and hops, finishes with a flightly warmer and sweeter flavour, hints of pine. Palate: Softer than average carbonation, a slightly soapy feel in the mouth but drinks very easy. Overall: Overall an interesting IPA, different to what you would expect, with a strong bitter single hop flavour that tastes of fruit and pine. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4797) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a cloudy deep amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy and floral. The flavour is medium bitter, with lots of watered down grass and a nice smooth finish. There is less bitterness and spice in this beer when compared to the more mainstream IPA’s, so it needs to be served cold. It’s quite drinkable and like no other IPA I’ve ever tasted!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (564) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a darkish amber-brown with a small white head and good sparkle. Lots going on in the nose - grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruits (passionfruit, kiwi, fresh mango) and a little lime. The hops are up front when you take a sip, full of piney bitterness at the front end, giving way to softer fruity flavours on the back palate. A crisp clean finish, with an enjoyable apple juice aftertaste. A very nice example of how to make the most from a single hop variety.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle- Pours a cloudey dark copper color witha good head that fades very slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruit, mild malt sweetness and herbs. Taste of grapefruit with a subtle fruit and malt sweetness. Good bitterness and a dry finish. Mediume body, crisp, smooth and very well balanced. Very enjoyable IPA. Well worth checking out

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
norkle (14) - - JAN 27, 2013
Color is a clear Amber gold, with a fine white long-lasting head. Aroma has an attractive sweetness, my best description is ’green’. Flavor has a bitterness that provides a fine contrast to the sweet aroma. Bitterness lasts on the palate, providing a good accompaniment to strongly flavored foods, perhaps Indian curry or Asian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a orangey golden with nice fluffy head. Aroma is lovely tropical fruits with hints of some grapefruit and maybe some passionfruit. Taste is much the same with a nice lingering bitterness. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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