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Green Beacon Windjammer IPA

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Brewed by Green Beacon Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Windjammer has a deep golden hue and is boldly bittered via early and late kettle hop injections backed up by adding even more hops during fermentation. This dry hopped ale is a standout in both it’s up front bitterness, its spicy citrus aroma and its long finish on the palette. A powerful beer originally brewed to survive the long trip from the UK to India, it is best paired with subtle foods because it will always take centre stage. A Hop driven delight that will take your breath away!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (255) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
From can in IPA glass. Pours crystal clear amber with frothy head. The piney/citrus aroma is reminiscent of a West Coast IPA. Hop forward and lingering bitterness on the palate. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at Green Beacon, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops and biscuity malt. Flavour is fresh, with lots of piney hops and just enough biscuity malt to back. Robust and piney. Refreshingly vibrant for an Aussie IPA. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1318) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 26, 2015
Can (375ml). Clear amber with a dense stable white head. Aromas of tropical fruity hops, pine resin, orange peel and toasty biscuity malts. Taste is similar with a robust malt bill and a resinous dry hop bitterness. Nicely balanced palate with a medium body and lively carbonation. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2015
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows piny, herbal and spicy hops. A nice hit of sweet clean malt underneath. Flavours include more pine and spicy hops along with heavy sweet malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1436) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2015
From a can. Great example of style, everything you’d expect from an IPA, big hop punch, huge tropical fruit aroma, fantastic!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2000) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2015
375mL can from Slowbeer. Pale copper body, holds a dense cm of white foam. Good hop aroma - resiny leafy, woody, pine, citrus rind, biscuit malts in good check. Slick of the palate, medium-to-full bodied, carbonation spot on. Packs plenty of citrusy, piney hop on the body. Some light caramel, biscuity sweetness in there. Fair whack of bitterness, smooth finish. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2015
375 ML can 6% ABV Clear orange amber color, good long lasting bright white head. Bits of spotty lacing. Nose is quite nice. Good tropical fruit nose with pine and orange peel. Quite vibrant nose with a good caramel backbone. Taste is orange, orange peel, assertive pine. Real nice malt backbone. Lighter medium bodied, medium carbonation. Good resin in the mouth. Lingering oil and bitterness. Really nice IPA. Ticks all the boxes. One of the better one’s to come out of OZ

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2015
Can. Clear pale amber with a white head. Aroma of oranges, pepper, pine, biscuit. Lightish bodied. Some tropical fruit as well as biscuit, modest orange and grapefruit notes, some resin and a fair bit of pepper at the moderately bitter finish. Not sure this has canned all that well, seems a bit tired.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (686) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
330mL can that pours a slightly cloudy golden hue. Slight floral/piney hop aroma with a nice hint of caramel. More pine and grapefruit in the flavour with a nice sweet caramel malt backing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (755) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap. Pours a clear red-amber with a lasting one-finger white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas of lemon, flowers, caramel and oranges. The taste starts out briefly with some malt sweetness but a form grapefruit/lemon zest bitterness soon washes that away. Finishes bone dry with some astringency. Citrus and pepper aftertaste. Really enjoyed this.


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