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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Re-released 2013 limited edition from Hawthorn Brewing Company. Formally 6.2% ABV. Available on draught and bottled.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1732) - Glen Iris, - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2016 Sweet bubble gum aroma. Murky amber colour with great head and lacing. Malt sweet bubblegum flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (2150) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Amber color with small white head. Aroma is piney hops, forestfloor, toffee, caramel. Taste is piney, caramel, hints of butter and old hops (won’t blame that on the beer, after all it’s from the other side of the world. Bittersweet finish. Quite full-bodied for just 5.8%. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head. Moderate hoppy aroma, fruity, light spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1775) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a shaker. Slightly hazy pale to medium amber, tall frothy off-white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma pale malts, lemon, pine, flowers; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, tropical fruits, grassy, with long duration, bittersweet slightly herbal and grassy finish; medium body, smooth creamy texture, soft carbonation; a mild, delicate and crisp ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3805) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Many thanks for this Australian IPA to kevnic2008. 33cl from Saveur-Biere (Lille,France). Niewielka piana ale spora metnosc koloru silnej pomarańczy. Zapach dość ostry chmielowo-zywiczny to za sprawa chyba chmielu Nelson Sauvin. Pomarancze, grejfruty i sosna. Sapach cytrusowy z przewaga czerwonych pomarańczy i ananasa. Lekko slodowe i wyraźnie zakończone wytrawnym i zywicznym posmakiem. Niezbyt czeste IPA jakie testuje, bardzo mile zaskoczenie. Polecam

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (15750) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
Blumig hopfiger Geruch, Zitrus, leichte Malzaromen. Im Antrunk harmonisch hopfig-herb-bitter, dabei minimal trocken. Die Aromenzusammensetzung bleibt prinzipiell gleich, später steigt die Herbe, Malznoten kommen auf. Süffig, rund, erfrischend. 10/11/12/11/10/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alang51 (63) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2016
OK, but are we going hawthorn silly. Mild hops for an IPA, is that’s why it’s an Australian IPA?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
30th January 2016
Pretty hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, mildly dry and has a good fine crispness. Light malts, mildly sweet and carrying a modest tangy caramel. Hops are light and floral citric. Tangy orange in to aniseed and hop spice. Underneath - a mild tropical fruit vibe. Light finish. Bitterish floral linger. Not a sumptuously hopped IPA but plenty going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
Australian IPA and advertised as such, made with Australian hops, though the label fails to mention which ones. Front label is as cliché as possible for the style, referring to the old English IPA legends of long boat travels to India. Medium thick and dissipating, but otherwise quite stable, moussy, irregular, off-white head over a lightly hazy warm orange blonde beer with almost no visible fizz. Dank American style IPA aroma, but somehow different, with notes of pine needles and spruce, dried tomato, grapefruit peel, warm toast, roasted peanuts, bread crust, fresh grass, hemp, dried seaweed, papaja, cigarette tobacco, chicken spice mix. Clean, crisp onset, subdued hints of tropical fruit (papaja, pineapple), vaguely sweet with a restrained redcurrant sourish edge, very faint touch of saltiness but undisturbingly so, softish carbo with a lean, supple, slick mouthfeel. Toasted and lightly nutty malts provide good balance against a growing hop character towards the finish, but the hops execute only a mild, gentle, leafy bittering power, which is still sufficient to balance with the malts. This beer’s strength lies in its Australian hop aromas, fragrant as they are, coming back retronasally with lovely but gently piney, grapefruity and floral impressions. A juicy, lightly toasted malt sweetness keeps accompanying the aromatic hops with their gentle bitterness after swallowing, while a very lightly salty accent remains as well. Quite delicate little IPA in fact, not overpowering but still with a rich, dank, piney aroma interesting enough to capture your attention for the whole duration of the bottle. I liked it very much, glad I managed to find a sufficiently fresh bottle in spite of it coming from literally the other side of the world. If I’d live in Victoria, I could easily drink this all day. It is very nice to see that the craft beer movement has really come off the ground Down Under since pioneer Matilda Bay was taken over by SAB Miller.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (628) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
33cl bottle on 23-Jan-2015, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Hazy golden amber colour with a white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma of malt, citrus fruit and pine. Light body and medium carbonation. Flavour of cereal, sweet malt, grapefruit and a little floral hops. Light bitterness, very much like many of the English IPAs which are available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
booldawg (55) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Massive grapefruit and peach taste from this fruity IPA. Poured hazy so I/m guessing it bottle conditioned. Huge hit from the hops, nice modern example of the style.

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