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


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
650mL bottle. Pours light golden with a small white head and a very nice tropical fruit/pine aroma. Also have a very nice punch bowl fruity flavour that is well balanced with the bitterness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
Pale poor with minimal head slightly cloudy. No full on hop aroma but pleasant enough. Nice smooth bitterness that slowly creeps up toward the end. Over all a tasty enough beer. May be lacking in the aroma and flavour as much as I would like but would be happy to have again regardless. Just being fussy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2013
Quite a solid American style IPA, although there is something fruity in there - maybe an english yeast. Not bad but maybe more in the pale ale category for hoppiness. But a very well crafted beer. Enjoying this brewery’s offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Bottle from Slowbeer (640mL). Slightly hazy light orange colour, very appealing in the glass. Aroma dominated by pine, subtle grapefruit and lavender (maybe, something floral anyway). Really nice hop flavours, balanced by some good malt sweetness, some warmth from the alcohol. Really liking this one. Second helping from a 330mL bottle from Plonk. Same comments, think I enjoyed this one even more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2816) - 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 (3909) - 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 (739) - 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 (3482) - 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.

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