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HopDog BeerWorks Super Beast 2012

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Formerly brewed at HopDog BeerWorks
Style: Barley Wine
South Nowra, Australia
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 1st Anniversary edition.
Do you have any idea why HopDog is like a writing desk? We’ve been considering words that begin with "S": Southern Cross,Saccharomyces Cerevisiae,Shampagne(?)yeast,SuperBeast! We like other letters too. This beast of a Wheatwine is our 1st Anniversary ale, and our fiendish gift to you. Brewed with 40% malted wheat and beefed up with Australian ale malt,British crystal and german munich malts to add body and zang. Pale gold, SuperBeast is hopped with a blend of NZ southern cross, cascade & US citra. Huge citrus aromas with plenty of bitterness to back up the boozy 10.6%. Grainy, and malty with plenty of hop. Perfect to enjoy now, or even better with a couple of years of age in the deepest darkest cellar... Off with the bloody green cap!


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
Batch 1 330 ML bottle into a tulip Orange amber color, off white head that falls to a collar. Nice retention to head when swirled. Little carbonation showing. No lacing. Lots of candied tropical fruits, pine, and a soft caramel backbone. Good nose. Taste is melted brown sugar, caramel, with lime and tropical fruits. Some hints of burnt caramel in the mid and back of the palate. Harsh lime finish in the back that does not mesh well with the grains well. Reasonable ABV kick. Some perky carbonation. Developing a bit sticky but more metallic lime or lime cordial in the mouth that makes this a bit hard to drink in spots. in spots decent but overall not a good wheat wine or barley wine at all, even with letting this develop a bit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (512) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from cellar door. Brown/amber, creamy head, toffee, pine, citrus aroma, warming alcohol, oak. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a nice dark golden pour with a solid white head. Nose full of wood, sweet pine, caramel and acidity. Too much heat, can taste the vodka. Bit of honey in their too. Taste is butterscotch with caramel and sweet pine. Chewy toffee maltiness with hints of honey. Dry bitter finish. Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
330ml bottle- Nice Dark Orange colour. A good hop aroma. A good and strong beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to Owen. Pours a murky golden bronze with thin offwhite head. Ultra bitter hop resin left on the rim of the bottle. Aromas initially show some sweet wheat malt before being over come with a somewhat artifical spicy / citrusy hop aroma. Not too bad. Flavours are a little all over the place. Some malt sweetness and an assertive resiny hop bitterness. Once again all seems just a little atifical. Fullish mouthfeel. Struggled with this one to be honest.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours murky brown/amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows doughy wheat, hefty malt and caramel, and soft spicy hops. Flavours are note quite on the same level, with distracting doughy yeast, soft cider notes, and sharp, solvent-like alcohol. There’s some sweet malt but the rest is fairly off-putting. Way too much carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2431) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of toffee, bread, peach, kaffir lime, herbs. Oily, with gentle carbonation. Earthy, wheaty bread, toffee, sweet citrus and medium sherry with green peppercorns and herbs. Bitterness is brooding. Alcohol is well-integrated, so much so that you wonder what this offers that it couldn’t at 7%.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
Large white head misty amber pour medium carbonation aromas dried fruit alcohol citrus grain malt woody note flavours caramel woody white wine taste grape grainy malt medium bitter citrus hop orange grapefruit finish main goodness the woody white wine touch fruity hops grain malt not a real good barleywine though

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 pours adeep hazy gold with a thin white head. lot’s of wheat on the nose with some subtle citrus hops. Lot’s more wheat upfront in the flavour give it a rich sweetness which is followed by a very well balanced hopping, with delicious citrus and stonefruit flavours, then the hefty malt backbone finishes with a amzingly balanced sweetness which almost completely hides the 10.6% abv. Well played Tim, well played.


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