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Hawthorn Brewing Co. Australian IPA

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Brewed by Hawthorn Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Hawthorn, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Re-released 2013 limited edition from Hawthorn Brewing Company. Formally 6.2% ABV. Available on draught and bottled.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, fruit, pine and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a nice hop finish. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with a foamy head that fades to a nice lacing. Fruity aromas of passionfruit, some straw-like grassy notes, mango and some spice. Like nothing I have had before. Flavour is well balanced, with a bready malt backbone that showcases toffee and caramel balanced with the sweet fruity esters of the Aussie hops. A tad overcarbonated for my liking, but this was remedied by leaving it to warm up a little. The best of the Hawthorn beers

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (200) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours with very attractive frothy head and nice lacing. Compared to American ipas this is mild on the hops. decent malt showing through. This is okay if you’re out somewhere with no better options, as I was (rumbar)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, floral notes, light orange zest and a hint of earthiness with ac risp dry lightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a hazy golden-orange colour with a medium white head and good lacing. Tropical fruit aroma. Mango and pineapple with delicate spicy floral notes. Touch of grass. Fairly thin body. Taste is a little bit underwhelming. Grassy and perhaps a little sudsy, but not unpleasant. Moderately bitter. Needs to warm a bit for any malt to be particularly noticeable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Padpie (3) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Great smell, fruity passionfruit on the nose. Strong flavor that persists. Good beer on a warm day if in the mood for something heavier

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2014
On draft at y&j MEL. Muddy appearance but clean head. Good IPA with some bubblegum aroma. In good condition dispute the cloudiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1473) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
Sweet bubble gum aroma. Murky amber colour with great head and lacing. Malt sweet bubblegum flavour. Smooth palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Chaucer Cellars (30-Jan-2014) Sweet Passionfruit light herbal aroma.Amber hazy, nice head sheet lace.Sweet light malt&Passionfruit flavour.Bitter passion herbal finish&tangy herbal aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber/gold with a frothy white, well retained head and heavy lacing. Complex, yet reasonably subtle (for and ipa) aromas of pineapple, pawpaw, passionfruit, citrus, apricot and just a touch of malt towards the end. Resinous flavours, along with peach, grapefruit and a peppery finish. Very little malt which unbalances the beer slightly. Mildly over carbonated, with a long, enjoyable bitter finish. A good middle ground between the English and American ipa's.


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