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Bright Brewery M.I.A. IPA

Bright Brewery M.I.A. IPA
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Brewed by Bright Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bright, Victoria, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 4.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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This beer was very nearly its creators final gift to the world. The day before it was due to be debuted to the world at the Victorian Microbreweries Showcase, brewer Jon Seltin went paragliding and had to do an emergency landing atop of Mt Feathertop. It took him six hours just to hike down, meaning he didn’t return to the brewery until around 10PM (after being MIA since 2pm), by which stage brewery owner Scott Brandon had called the police to retrieve his body. Thankfully, he was only MIA, not DOA, so this is no parting gift. Instead, it’s a really rather fabulous celebration of fruity, tropical, floral hops, with a nicely balanced bitterness and a malt structure that does just what it needs to in order that the hops can sing. Here’s hoping more is brewed before something else happens to the brewer…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2014
One of those really interesting beers trying to figure out what hops went into this brew. Great smelling and great tasting. Just really good at the end of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2035) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows lychees, papaya, rockmelon along with fruit confectionery. A fair whack of sweet clean malt underneath. Full-on flavours. Big fruity notes along with truckloads of sweet clean malt roll through followed by an aggressive bitterness. Carbonation could be a little higher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TobyMartin (16) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
On tap in a tulip glass at the Local Taphouse, St Kilda on 18/3/13. Pours slightly cloudy golden brown with an off white head. You cannot miss the massive grass aromas with unmistakable notes of resin and skunk. This beer smells green and fruity - reflecting the dry hoping process it has been subjected to. A great display of Australian hops. The flavour smacks you with an intense hop bitterness upfront that subsides leaving a lingering sweetness from the caramel malts. It’s really a great and balanced beer. You could easily drink a few which isn’t always the case with big IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1952) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap at Josie Bones. Great hoppy ale. Aromas of caramel, grass, flowers, and cherry. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Red, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
22-Feb-12, (Mrs Parma, on tap) - Big sweet passionfruit and light floral hop aroma. Light cloudy and lovely amber colour. Grassy floral tropical hop flavour and spirit spicy pepper flavour. Thick mouthfeel and passionfruit big bitter hop and light ash finish and light floral aftertaste.

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