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Brewed by Gage Roads Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Perth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Giant flavour dry hoppedenticing aroma knock the top off this sleeping giant and awaken the taste within


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LesArgen (181) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
Aromas of jam tart, citrus, apple and a little smoke waft up from the glass, making for a pleasant smell. The palate is quite peppery with malt and a little grapefruit. It stops a bit short but is a nice beer for a warm day, and a good option if you find yourself stuck at a major liquor chain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours near clear light hazed deep orange gold with tight light off white head. Aromas of sweet malts; toffee, hints of pitted fruit. Hop aromas are earthy, lightly fruity (apricot) and lightly floral. A touch grassy and vegetal. Medium light body, lightly bitter, mainly overshadowed by a sweet malt toffee presence. Finishing a sweet, bitter and lightly crisp. Average aussie attempt at an english style IPA. The malt shovel version is a touch better.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
peteraway01 (11) - - DEC 27, 2012
Not my taste. How do you say that in a minimum of 75 words? Lol. Not my taste. How do you say that in a minimum of 75 words? Lol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (435) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2012
mid gold pour with thin but persistent white head. Bready, slightly dirty aroma. Malty flavour, initially nice bitterness but this fades quickly, finish is a little metallic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1307) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle- Pours a dark copper color with a good sized head that fades to some nice lacing. Aroma of citrus and grain with a bit of spice in the background. Taste of grapefruit, grain and some fruit with just a bit of malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing with a decent balance. Quite drinkable, hoped it would be a bit more robust. Nice offering for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesoshea (2) - - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
Pours an attractive clear copper colour, slightly darker than the average IPA. Poor head retention, no lacing. Aroma has hints of citrus and grass. Light bodied. Relatively bitter, but malt dominates. Slightly harsh metallic taste just about perceptible. Little aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (441) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Clear amber with a thin white head. Flowers and some bread come through on the nose. The taste is a nice blend of zesty hops with a slight pine tone, backed by biscuity malt. Quite good but itís really not an IPA, at least as currently interpreted - more like an APA. So not bad, but not as advertised.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1013) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
Light clear copper color with an off white head. Some soft tropical notes but more about earthy, grainy hops. Decent nose Earthy and spicy hops with touches of metal in the taste and grows into more metallic as drank on in the feel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Reasonable, nothing special but workable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2012
not the best ipa but holds itís own, more earthy than fruity with a solid malt backbone, not too bitter but not a lot going on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (764) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2012
As hoppy as a true IPA should be. Nice coppery colour, perhaps too dark. Clear, with a lively, well-carbonated head. Nose is classic IPA, hoppy, some malt and iron ore. Flavour follows on, with interesting hoppy notes, rather fruity, but not a hops extract as in American IPAs. Actually, this is a very well balanced IPA. As they were.


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