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Mash Brewing Challenger

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Brewed by Mash Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Perth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Brewed in the English style with generous whirlpool and dry hopping from English and N.Z hops. Tropical fruit on the nose moving into Apricot and Orange with complimentary caramel malts. Our IPA finishes with a bitter, lingering resinous kick.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (103) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Banana and clove - almost witbierish on the nose and tasting. Adding into the mix is pine and an aniseed note in there. Lingering subtle bitterness is pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alberti92 (26) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours Amber. On the nose it's very malt driven with hints of roasted caramel. Small head in the pour with more carbonation than I was expecting but disappeared after a minute or so. Tastes slightly fruity with overpowering roasted caramel and nutty flavours. Hop bitterness evident with a bitter lingering finish. Nice drop!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2014
Restrained example of the style. More like a Pale Ale than and IPA in my book. But an enjoyable brew nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (79) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours an Amber colour looks very clean with not much visible carbonation. Thin off white head. Good bilut reasonably subtle aroma - citrus and grassy hops, am getting a whiff of pineapple in there somehow. Tastes so grassy. I mean, other beers have grass flavored hops but this is unique in its devotion. Also getting pine flavours. This is ultra dense, almost a syrup. Almost no carbonation but a ridiculously good mouth after feel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Thanx Addie for the bottle. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy paled orange color with a film of a quarter fingered white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light speckled stringy lacing here and there. The smell had a generous amount of a tropical fruitiness with a decent complimentary apricot coming about in the aroma. The taste was moderately sweet and resinously bitter, sour? Maybe...but acceptable at least to me. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent but also somewhat smooth harshness (does that make sense to IPA drinkers?) Hmmm...okay, maybe to me. There’s nothing wrong with what these guys do. Overall, okay, I think this is my first IPA from the country/continent of Australia. Good job! I’d have it again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (342) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with a bubbly white head. Almost sour aroma with lemon citrus. Tastes very bitter then finishes sour/sweet. Not enjoyable for me. Slightly disappointed to be honest

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
norkle (14) - - APR 27, 2014
Light fragrance with a caramel toastiness. Golden to deep brown colour with some cloudiness, light ringing of bead around glass is only head. Bitterness is first reaction in mouth, leaving a slightly puckered feeling but clean of the palate. A residual floral hop character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vinhol (296) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
330 mil bottle resin hop aroma amber in colour tan head taste is different apricots and sweet not sure about this beer

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dredd (701) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Dark amber colour with off white head. Aroma is predominantly pineapple. Flavour is light tropical and stone fruit which moves in to an unpleasent caramel malt. By themselves the components are OK, but together seem odd. Finish is one i’d rather forget, bitter then sweet. Missed the mark for me,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosslew (249) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
A beautiful dark orange colour that hints at the orange taste to come. Citrus flavour continues to end but the NZ hops come through. Great bitter finish that lingers nicely. Does seem more US west coast than English but regardless is a fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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