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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (766) - 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 it’s really not an IPA, at least as currently interpreted - more like an APA. So not bad, but not as advertised.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1399) - 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

   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 it’s own, more earthy than fruity with a solid malt backbone, not too bitter but not a lot going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (986) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1269) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2012
(bottle) Clear copper colour with some head. Aroma is pleasant dominated by hops giving a floral, grassy, slightly metallic notes. Medium body with good carbonation. Flavour starts with sweet rich malt and develops some hoppy complex fruit and spice flavours leading to some nice bitterness in in the finish. Overall a very pleasant, but restrained IPA, with hops flavour, but moderate bitterness on a malty base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
teqteq (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Not very hopsy for an IPA but that’s a plus in my book. There is still a hint of hops bitterness but it is well balanced and subtle. Nice rich flavour with some honey smoothness akin to a Belgian ale. Balanced by citrus elements. A very well rounded and accessible craft beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2012
Been meaning to rate this one for a while. Smells pleasant with hops dominating. The taste mostly consists of citrus hops and malty character, all very light for an IPA. . Nothing overally impressing and amazing about this beer, however all up its a very sessionable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle. Pours Dark Golden in colour, with a white head that dissipates quickly. Has a subtle hop aroma. A malt driven beer, disappointing in the hop department for an IPA. Not that impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 11, 2012
Unadventerous and somewhat dumb and sweet but I wouldn’t have expected much more from this brewer. Floral aromas and candied sweetness on the nose and the palate is a light touch with more of the same. Some bitterness evident albeit it very mild and a bit muddled; more PoW rather than clan new world.

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