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Kooinda Hop Transfusion

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Brewed by Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Rosanna, Vic, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Draught only at the brewery bar.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2702) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of bread crusts, kumquats, mango, spices, pine. Citrus and pine, herbal notes, fairly high bitterness, resinous finish. But it’s the malt side of things that says these folks are back in town - rich but not oversweet layers of toffee, some toasty and biscuit flavours. And the bitter orange, spice and pine notes are complementary, melding with the malt and then lightening the load. Best beer I’ve had from Kooinda in a long time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (638) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2015
copper pour with decent off-white head. Big citrus, fruity aromas. Taste is toffee, citrus, quite bitter, long dry bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
donniemillan (74) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
It has a big creamy head, very fruity aroma, really long bitter finish, has some brown ale flavours, nothing too stand out but very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5261) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
Appearance: Cloudy dark golden color with a fine thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fresh citric hoppy and herbal.
Palate: Medium + body. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fine citric hoppy, some toffee, herbal and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Nice tasty IPA.
Personal stats: On tap at Crowbar in Oslo, Norway

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3315) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at Crowbar, Oslo. Slightly hazy deep amber with a rather small, off-white head. Hoppy and slightly caramelly aroma with piney notes, mild citrus, malt, caramel and hints of spices. Feels too sweet and caramelly at first, but feel quite balanced in the end. Certainly a good deal of sweetness, but also a nice bitterness. Quite flavourful, but well balanced. Decent stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
Squealer from Tru Bru via Low Buy Lilydale big hoppy aroma dark amber with white head tastes is a classic ipa hoppy with bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
Copper colour with decent clarity and low white head. Fairly faint hop aroma of grapefruit and passionfruit, as well as a slightly raisiny caramel malt character. Taste is moderate-highly bitter with decent malt balance as well as a slightly flowery/spicy hop taste which lingers in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (462) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
Kooinda hop transfusion Looks.. Dark amber/copper, sml head. Smells..hop pellets, some citrus, caramel malts. Tastes..citrus and some fruit, hop pellet dank, caramel malts and bitterness at the back.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
Small glass, draught at Crowbar & Bryggeri. One big patch at the surface. Body colour is cloudy, amber-red, I would say. Dotted spots to the glass. Inviting aromas of red oranges, half-dry. Sappy taste of passion fruits, red orange and subdued malty sweetness. Fruit hoppy finish. Very smooth and fresh on the swallow. Nice and moreish (Oslo 18.08.2014).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2611) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
On tap at Crowbar, august 23rd 2014. Amber body with a short white head. Malty aroma with pine and grass, taste of caramel, grass, a weak hop fruitiness, strong bitterness in finish along with hints of cabbage. Not my kind of an ipa, though I suspect the keg is a lot older than what you’d expect an ipa to be at a place like Crowbar and the beer has faded.


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