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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Our tribute to the beers that once quenched the thirst of parched colonials at Admiral Gage’s East India station. This UK-style IPA is rich with caramel malt and overripe stone fruit character, balanced with a big bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1421) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
BB 20/01/15. Poured a fairly clear golden amber colour with a one-finger off-white frothy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate with medium sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma of slightly sweet fruity hops but not overwhelming. Taste of slightly sweet caramel malt but this almost immediately dominated by a flavoursome hops bitterness. Light body. Quite nice with long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (568) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a golden amber with bubbly white head. Slightly hoppy floral nose. Very biscuity, some toffee, slightly bitter, a little caramel, slight hop grapefruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Morboso (143) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Price point IPA, not nearly enough hops but nice full bitterness and amber colour if that means anything to you. 5.2 Alcohol good, not much noticeable aroma. For the price no complaints, probably would go for Vale IPA next time as better and only a little bit more costly. Way better than standard Aussie lagers tho. If you like coopers real ale you probably will like this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
bottle from bws in broadbeach. steady enough ipa - golden, hints of mango in the aroma, modest bitterness, generic citric aftertaste, nothing really standing out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
agoodpale (8) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Without a doubt one of the best India pale ales i have tasted. Only down side is the lack of head within 30 seconds all the head that remains is a slight bit of lacing. But does not dampen the mood at all. Great strong flavour with nice citrus bitterness. Many friends who have tried this and generally are anti IPA were quite open to this style of beer. A must try and good value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
As others have mentioned this is not a knock you over the head IPA, but it is a very good entry level, go to IPA which there are few of in Australia IMO. Has moderate hop character and bitterness with a clean palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Amber colour, but surprisingly clean and light finish for an IPA. With a name like sleeping giant, I was expecting something bolder with more hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (845) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle - amber orange with a white head. Citrus to piney hops with an underlying caramel malt. Orange citrus and sweet malt, bitterness is sharp up front but quickly drops away. Mouthfeel is creamy, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 33 cl from Dan Murphy’s Geelong, on August 2, 2013.
Clear copper color, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Sweet, hoppy, bitter, caramel taste. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (1900) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
330mL bottle BB 29/10/13 Mid-honey gold body, decent clarity, small white head of medium density. Aroma of moderate intensity; piney and woody spices from hops, a touch of overly ripe/dried stonefruit melds with lightly toasted cereal and honeyed malt character. Medium body with lively carbonation. Slightly oily texture. A light upfront toasty maltiness fades away to dried fruit and woody hops. Moderate-to-high bitterness, some harshness, flavour drops away on the finish, lingering minerality. An entry level American IPA. There’s plenty of APA’s out there that blow this out of the water...

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