Brewed by Burleigh Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A couple of centuries back, IPA was made strong and hoppy to protect it on those long voyages from England to India. These days, we just make it that way because it tastes great.
An intensive five-stage hopping process delivers a rich, robust character, smooth flavour and an inviting aroma. So, while it has all the mighty ‘BAM’ of the original, it’s surprisingly well balanced – a bit like our skateboarding elephant.
Five malted barley varieties, five natural hop varieties, fruity ale yeast and water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2687) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
Love the 22 Oz bottle, love the label and product deScription so, so far so good. At just on cool and into a snifter it yields and average and settle sadly headless bar a desperate ring of white. Body a sparkling pastel shade of orange that radiates the summer months. A whole pineforest consumes the aroma; it is herbaceous, fresh and clean cut with a piercing, weedy spiciness to it that is pleasing and edges of eucalypt, camphor, nettles and lavender that result in weeping eyes. Snappy, tart and tight on the palate; a mere fluid flow of the aroma. All hops but not in an aggressive way. Has a juicy fruit drop to it similar to mango, peach and honeydew. Light, grainy mid-palate with a hint of honey up front to balance. Alcohol’s scarily absent making it and evil beer; dangerously sessionable. Body is medium, medium light and the carbonation low to make it dwell just that little bit longer. I was anticipating an in your face IPA but it is so controlled. I like it. It works. Nice!! (65cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3685) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2013
Large frothy head strong carbonation pale gold pour aromas fruity rich malt eathyness the flavours strong bitter stonefruit apricot resiny taste pineapple grapefruit sticky taste of honey sweetness so good on palate finish hoppy sweet malt aftertaste lasting bitter typical ipa and not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (688) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a light gold colour topped with a thin but lasting white head and fairly vigorous carbonation. Great nose with aromas of pine, tropical fruit and floral notes. The taste is fronted by hop bitterness, giving way to some passionfruit, pine resin and lemon. The only thing is that the body is a bit thin and the palate a bit short. That however means it’s more approachable than some of the bigger IPAs. Pretty good really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle- Nice dark orange colour.Great hop aromas. A well balanced beer. lovely hop bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright orange with a small firm white head. Nose is very pine driven with a touch of grass and grapefruit. Taste is very balanced between pine and grapefruit. Bitter-sweet and sessionable finish to it. Very tasty and clean stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy hardly clear pale orange with big rocky dishsoap off white head and cloudy lace. Big aromas of pine spruce citrus, caramel malt toffee, honey, vanilla and pitted fruits. Medium body, a touch artificially sweet on the taste, bitterness overshadowed by the lightly sickly sweet character, toffee lingers right through with the honey vanilla, fig sweetness - nonetheless tasty right through the finish. Satisfying, but the sickly sweet character leaves it to be savoured and not thrown back at a rate. Overall interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1203) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
From a 650ml bottle on3/12/2012. Pours a fairly clear light golden with a medium head. Has a slightly odd aroma with some fruity, earthy, honey and basement like notes. The honey really comes out as it warms.In the mouth, you get lots of sweet citrus fruit (orange, mandarin, stone fruit (apricot), and tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), a touch of caramel malt, and a reasonable, but far from overwhelming, hop punch. This is a decent if relatively subdued IPA, with the 7% quite well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1215) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle (650ml). Pours bright golden with a large foamy cream-white head of good duration that provides a soapy lace. I get prominent pineapple aromas with other fruity hoppy elements (passionfruit, peach, orange). Taste is nicely balanced between the sweet malts and the fruity hop bitterness. Lightish mouthfeel for the ABV with a smooth easy drinkability. A fine IPA that doesn’t go overboard on the hops (but where are the figs?).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (730) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours light gold with a persistent white head. Aroma is malt, passionfruit, pine. Citrus, pine, resin, good bitterness up front but it fades pretty quickly leaving a little sweetness. Easy drinking, maybe a little too easy...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma, bitter with honey and citrus notes. Hoppy taste with a soft bitterness in the after-taste.

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