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


on tap


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RATINGS: 64   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.

Dervock's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1004) - - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle - pours golden with a small white head, some lacing on glass. Vanilla, peach, biscuit malt and flowery hops tart smooth but straight away the bitterness bites, fruit and flowery hops comes through on the taste., there is another bite at the back of the palate which I think is down to the alcohol hit. Long lingering dry fruity finish. Mouthfeel is creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dandm (88) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2016
Pitted against a Mash Copycat AIPA, a comparable Aussie beer. This pours flat, clear mid gold, darker than the other. Smells strong and fruity, less fresh. Some bitterness but masked by the malty character. Overall heavier in the mouth. A bit dank. More complex but I prefer the other.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1260) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
(Bottle @ O’Reilly’s, Lamington National Park, QLD, July 9 2016) Pours a hazy amber colour with an average white head and a little lace. Aroma of toffee, pine, sweet orange and mixed preserved fruits. Flavour has a robust toffee and caramel malt backbone that makes it rather sweet but still fruity, with more of the candied orange and other fruits, balanced by some pine resin and a hint of grain. Finish is rather dry given the malt backbone, light to moderate pine bitterness. Medium full body with below average carbonation. A bit sweet overall, and a little malty, but quite serviceable. Worked fine in a rainforest lodge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2016
Citrus pine aroma in an amber copper pour. Nice hop forward balance with caramel body and restrained bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at Burleigh Brewing, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, some fruitiness, and biscuity malt. Flavour is quite punchy, with lots of fruity hops and some light caramel malt. Dry and fruity, with a nice body. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
BB 16.09.2016. Poured a hazy orangey amber colour with a one-finger off-white frothy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate to high with fine, soft bubbles. Aroma with strong pine and grapefruit plus a nice mellow sweet malt. Taste of resinous pine and grapefruit plus hints of malt but not overly bitter; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth and slightly dry with a lingering nice and pleasant bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at bow bar Jan 2016... Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft caramel toffee crystal malt nose... Soft sweet fig.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s, Hurstville. Pours an orange amber colour, off-white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of caramel, toffee, peach, orangey hop resin. Taste is malt caramel, toffee, fig with grapefruity earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidAust (199) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2015
I want to like this more, if just for the name. And it is a good drop, but just not as balanced / smooth as some other IPA’s out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1314) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with small off-white head. Lovely aroma - grapefruit with hints of peach and biscuits. Medium body with plentiful carbonation. Great taste, dominated by hop flavours, but not aggressively bitter. There’s sweetness and citrus in nice balance at the start, both mellow and give way to some biscuity malt and a nice crisp bitterness that carries into a good finish. Very pleasant IPA with plenty of hop flavour but not overly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Good Aussie stuff. I haven’t had one for a while. Nice and pungent, with citrus and grassy notes, of course very bitter grapefruits on the aroma and flavour, but also some old stile IPA stone fruitiness. Lovely and resinous on the palate. They should have those on the airline lounges, not Cascade!

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