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


on tap

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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

imaragingbull's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6131) - 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 (537) - 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 (404) - Emu plains, 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 (7471) - 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 (1108) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (912) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
330ml bottle. Orange golden amber colour, off-white foam head and aroma of malt caramel, orange, grapefruit, hop. Taste is malt caramel, peppery with pine notes and grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. OK IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (800) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit and malt. Has a dry taste. Heavy bitterness at the back end. Hops coming through. Actually pretty good better than I expected ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2013
Aroma is of Grapefruit and passionfruit. Bottle. Pours a clear copper colour. Taste. Has a piney flavour, with also notes of grapefruit and mandarin. Overall. A good ipa but nothing too special

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