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Croucher ANZUS IPA

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Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Tri-nation brew created for the Great Australian Beer SpecTapular as a low alcohol alternative to the 6-10% ABV íhop bombsí currently flooding the market. Croucher have hoped with ANZUS IPA to give these three nations another shot at working together in harmony - however rather than it being on a military basis, this time it would be on the craft beer frontier... specifically HOPS! Representing New Zealand was the newly released Kohatu, the Australian representative was our new favourite hop Galaxy, and the new US release Zythos.
Draught only.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
330mL bottle, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of hop oils, including piney and floral hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with piney hops and dry crackery malt - a bit of mineraly notes. Solid, unspectacular IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle - Orange peel and caramel malts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Lots of peel and a nice bitterness. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
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Beautiful golden color, bright, small head. Pungent fruity hop aroma. Dry mouthfeel, the malt flavor is a bit papery, the hops are not very fruity, but they are fairly resiny, pungent.
Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (988) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours bright orange with vibrant fluffy white head. Smells great! Lots of tropical fruit up front. Taste is much the same. Tropical fruits, light sweetness and slight bitterness to finish. Extremely sessionable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1041) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves good lacing. Pine needles, resin, tropical fruit notes and caramel malt make up the aroma. Powerful pineapple, lime and resin hops appear up front, with resin persisting into the mid-palate. Here it is joined by caramel and honeyed bread malt. Assertive resin and grapefruit hops make up the finish, and it leaves a hoppy pine needle aftertaste. A nice, sharp Kiwi IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2014
ík This is more and also less than I expected. There is a lot more aroma than I expected, and there is a lot more distinct citrus things going on, and there is a nice carry and a reasonable finish. I expected less aggressive and this wasnít that. Iím on the fence about this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3154) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Perfect appearance. Bright orange with a thick white head. Sexy lacing. Dayem! Nose is tropical fruit goodness. A very sessionable take with sweet and bright fruits in your face. Very tropical. Good stuff probably just lacks a bit of bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Cellar Door Wine Store, Beechworth, VIC. Clear orange/amber, 1cm white head, citrus, passionfuit, toasty, caramel malt, resiney bitter finish, a bit thin textured, but very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1764) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
Keg - Brew, Tauranga @ 7%. A clear copper-amber with a fine, fading off-white head once poured. Distinctly noticeable aromas of pink grapefruit and passion fruit with some demerara sugar sweetness. Very fresh with good body but the strength is completely unnoticeable. The slightly bready, biscuity, nutty malt character gives good sweetness and structure. Medium+ palate weight with refreshing effervescence and a protracted tropical fruit hop finish. A great example of a fair strength IPA that manages to integrate the alcohol with the character of the beer itself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macca123 (1) - Hamilton East, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
smell = excellent, taste was fresh hops, resiny, slight floral, nice citrus notes, a nice fresh bottle, colour slightly yellow and straw, no yeast flavours, slightly (only just) overcarbed, a nice beer!


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