Brewed by Gage Roads Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Perth, WA, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Australian beer drinkers, you’ve been locked up by bland, watered down lagers for too long. Never fear - the fussy bastards at Gage Roads are here to set you free! You won’t find a boring, run-of-the-mill lager here. This is a BIG Australian ale. A boatload of Aussie ingredients: 6 specialty ale malts, 4 of our finest hops. The CONVICT is rich in flavour, soaked in tropical aroma. Dry hopped with an insane amount of Summer, Stella and Galaxy hops, this in an ale that could bend even the strongest bars at Freo Prison. Break off the shackles with Gage Roads THE CONVICT Australian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours dark brown with a small fading off-white head. Nose shows some darker malt with toast notes and caramel, along with some soft tropical fruit and grassy hops. Some more soft toasty malt as a flavour along with booze, some plainn cardboard malt notes, solvent-like booze and a little tropical hops. Could use a richer body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dep copper with red flashes down the side of the glass. Smallish offwhite coloured head. Leaves thin lacing as it falls away to all bar the smallist film. Suble floral citrus hop aromas with a nice light caramel back bone. Some more hops would have been nice but not too bad all the same. Flavours show plenty of orange marmalade (thanks pat) with some sweetness up front before a decent bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Didnt mind this one and most definately had worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (639) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2013
Quite a deep copper colour with a tight tan head. First hit is the hops and lots of them. Tropical stone fruit, citrus, pine and some passion fruit. Taste has some sweetness, though mostly bitterness from the big load of hops. Big bitter finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a clear amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruits, caramel, pine and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a balsy bitter and hoppy finish. Really liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
Pour is almost dark ruby with thin tan head. Aroma is mainly dark sugar with some tropical fruit, flavour is reminiscent of a scotch ale, lots of dark raisiny flavours that dissipates with a bitter finish that comes out once the rich malts subside. Nice, good to see some strong beers coming out in Australia that are well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2069) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours a clear dark bronze, almost red, color with a good tan head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt and spices. Taste of dark fruits and spices with some roasted malt. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, quite smooth and flavorful. Nice balance. Enjoyable beer and an easy drinker. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear copper with a large pale beige head that fades to a good coat. Aroma has citrus and tropical fruit poking through rather a lot of caramel. There’s lychees, oranges, passionfruit. Medium bodied, a little oily.Doesn’t feel very lively in the mouth. Moderate carbonation. Taste is not as sweet as suggested by the aroma and the bitterness is quite strong. There’s a little chocolate and coffee and the caramel melds well with the citrus flavours. The tropical fruits get a bit lost. Bitter finish with oranges is a little peppery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (501) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
Aroma of a strong amber ale (think mountain goat triple hightail ale). The hops that the description says are used do not make a significant impression in the aroma (if it's dry hopped with a but load of galaxy, you should smell HEAPS of passionfruit). Flavour is well balanced but the strong malt again dominates. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
Aroma. I can mainly smell Passionfruit and Caramel aromas. Apperance. Pours a nice deep red colour. Taste. Flavours are pine dominated, but i can also taste caramel, liquorice, and some citrus flavours. Overall. This beer is decent, though i feel the bitterness could compliment it better then it does.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CitrusP (65) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a small head with moderate to good retention. Malt dominated aroma with some sweetness, bit of scotch, pleasant. Flavour wise this seems to sit between being an IPA and a scotch ale, too hoppy to be a scotch ale, but too sweet, scotchy and a little sour to be an IPA. Flavours meld nicely but nothing really presents itself as being outstanding. Solid beer.

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