Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
James Squire India Pale Ale is made with only Munich and pale malt, so it brews to a rich, golden colour, with a robust, malty character. Its earthy floral aromas are a result of dry-hopping with English Fuggles hops added in generous amounts directly to the maturation tanks. This India Pale Ale is handcrafted in the traditional style. It is higher in alcohol, effervescent and has a characteristic highly hopped bitterness with a crisp finish on the palate.

Kurtos' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with next to no head Aroma, is very weak but still pleasant. Flavour, this beer delivers mainly malt flavours of caramel-toffee but also has a grapefruit bitterness and a hoppy pine flavour. Overall- this beer is decent, but if you can try and find their brewhouse version on tap, much better then this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
[backlog] 29-01-15 // bottle in Orbost, Australia. Orange golden colour. Malty, light bitter hop aroma. Weak IPA. English style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phranq (62) - - SEP 14, 2016
Pretty good but more mild malts than bitter hops. Light bodied and smooth, just not really an IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beermaris (238) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2016
Weak Ipa. Almost no aroma. Taste limited to a few nuances. The same goes to aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - APR 16, 2016
Probada en botella de 345 ml. IPA de moderado amargor, fácil de tomar. Para ser Australiana está más que aprobada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1625) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2016
From a bottle. Well made, more malt flavour than you get with most IPA’s, could be hoppier but still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (1155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle 0,345l. Pours a golden amber colour, thin off-white foam head. Aroma of caramel, orange and toffee. Taste is sweet malt caramel with a floral orangey hop tangy bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2015
OK. Aroma and taste are floral, a bit of earth and a good dose of sweetness which, after a while, became almost blackcurrant or maybe blueberry. Too much sweet and not enough bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1360) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle (345ml) @ Menzies Hotel Sydney. Copper-brown coloured beer with a small but stable white head that leaves some lace rings on the glass. Aroma provides dominant caramel malts plus some earthy flowery English hops which is transferred to the tongue to produce well balanced English style IPA. Finish is mild-to-moderately bitter. Palate is medium bodied with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2015
Haha, a lovely colour with coppery amber notes and some white head on the top. Good clarity and a few pings of carbonation. Biscuity maltiness abounds with golden syrup and lovely sweet grain. The flavour is still sweet but is balanced with generous fruity tart and stonefruit. That said, I would like a dose more hop to lengthen the finish, but I rather like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (1008) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
345ml bottle into pint glass. Spicy savoury nose. A bit smoky even. Copper beer with small lasting white head. A few tiny bubbles. Hoppy bitter finish which lingers. It’s OK.

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