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


on tap


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2013
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. what else would you have on Australia Day but a beer called The Convict. Bronzed copper colour that is almost red with a sprinkle of tan foam. Looks pretty good and smells even better with a load of resinous piney hop aromas. The flavour is also good with a combination of hops and caramel malt. A well crafted beer. Perfect with my roast iamb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice and malty, good hoppy backbone. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, hints of anisette, cola and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, with medium-to-full body. Amber, with a thin head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
themarvel2004 (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Terrific heavy ale, brilliant dark auburn colour, wonderful hops, very dry and bitter, and fantastic flavours. Really enjoy it - why limit it?! Please keep this on on the regular listing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle-caramel, toast, citrus, orange, cloudy, rocky head, very bitter, full body, average carbonation, My favourite of their range.

   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
I’ve criticized Gage Roads in the past but their latest series of beers has been very good. This has strong hop aroma and plenty of hop flavour, it is an Australian version of some of the American strong ale beers. i don’t think this quite fits the double IPA category but I don’t believe it is meant to either. Rate Beer doesn’t have a strong ale class so it has to go somewhere, judge it on its merits I say. And this beer is very good, had it a couple of time now and enjoyed it a lot on both occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphys. The whole bottle pours clear light copper amber with decent creamy light tan head and some light lace. Big aroma of sweet malts: toffee, toast, bread and grains. Decent hop aroma shining through the malt aromas; grassy, a touch herbal and spicy; perhaps vegetal, with citrus, apricot and passionfruit all on the nose. Medium body, generous bitterness, med-high carbonation. Complex malt body, finishes sweet, but the bitterness rides it out such that its not cloying and with the zesty carbonation giving a bite also. Overall a good effort showcasing a tasty beer and the embrace of the newer aussie hop varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2013
Deep redish amber poor. Pleasant carbonation minimal head. Big aroma of crisp tropical fruits especially some pineapple. The interesting hop aroma gives way to a more subtle flavour with a slight bitterness and nice malt base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
640ml bottle, from dan murpheys, Aroma - hops, fresh, dark red/golden appearance, off white head.First taste - light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, <- Quite an array. Complex, Great head retention, lasted till the third taste! Then fades around to the edges.medium body, average carbonation, abrupt finish, <-> As it warms the bitter lingers. Bottle did look like an exalted Emu export glass, whch is why I first walked past it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
Copper pour, the colour of one of those school fete toffees, with a very thin head. Caramel, pine and resin aroma. Toffee, citrus, pine, nice bitterness. fairly long finish, slightly syrupy. Not bad at all.

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