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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (989) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (963) - 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?).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (507) - 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...

3.5
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2432) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle, 8C. Clear golden amber with a large white head that lasts well. Aroma of zesty citrus - grapefruit and orange - some pine, peaches. Fairly sweet with stone fruits, boiled lollies and mango, citrus flavours drop off. The fruit’s the whole thing rather than a garnish. Quite firm bitterness and some pepper at the end but the finish kind of peters out. No sign of the alcohol, carbonation is moderate. Just not my sort of thing. Great name, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Busseltonbeer (2) - Busselton, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
Initial aroma is quite fresh and young with hay, grass and citrus all clouding through. The clolouring is gold much to my surprise I really expected a deeper brown than golden yellow. The head frothy, white foam nothing special but my glass not the best.medium bitterness, very bitter initially but soothes after a few mouthfuls with medium sourness tasting more like a sauv blanc at times, light body, slick feel, wanted more but no. I guess a more modern take on the Australian Ipa compared to the north American ipa. Still quite sessionable enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3387) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
650ml bottle. Cracker of an IPA. Big bright orange colour with a thin white head that settles to a lacing around the glass. Strong pine and floral hop aroma that fills the nose and sets you up for what is to come. Flavour is very hop forward with a resinous aftertaste on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2012
Bomber in to a tulip Light honey color. One finger head that fell to a ringed collar. Light on the carbonation visually. Nice nose of peach, apricot, orange, tropical fruitsand grapefruit. Nose is missing the backbone though. Just a big fruit salad. Taste is some stewed tropical fruits, some orange notes and bits of peach. No real bitterness or caramel backbone to support this at all. Feel has several watery and empty gaps in this. It is creamy and some nice carbonation but this is missing a lot of aspects to what makes a good IPA. Good finishing fruit sweetness though

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (520) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
Case 7/20 from the Brewery with a 7/20 bottle signed by BF and a jar of sensational fig jam........... the bottle and case of beer were cold, bonus:) Clear amber in colour with some light carbonation, the open white head soon fades to a tight cover. Sweet fruit and floral aromas, citrus and breakfast muesli. Quite a decent bitter hop kick. This beer needs food accompaniment and what better than the fig jam, some cheeses and bickies........stay off the skateboard after one of these:))

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parrotshake (2) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
Grainy smell with pear and cooked vegetable notes. Genuinely amber in the glass with no head retention. Pear, apricot, boiled sweets, husky grain notes, straw. No hop flavors per se but a fairly bitter finish. Fairly flat, watery in the mouth. I like most of the Burleigh beers but this one rubs me up the wrong way. Hardly an IPA.


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