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Brewed by McLaren Vale Beer Company - Willunga Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Style India Pale Ale
Vale/IPA is our interpretation of an american india pale ale. Using a combination of hops from three countries. This beer is designed with a balance of malt and hops giving a firm bitterness showing passionfruit, citrus and stone fruit characters derived from the hops.

Bottled version brewed at Laverton until the introduction of a bottling line to the Willunga Brewery.


Stew41's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1783) - Woodend, - FEB 3, 2013
Mild take on the style by any interpretation. Buzzy metal flavours and old skool hops show some early promise but soon fades away. Hard to see a compelling case.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Richardprz (1) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
IPA is a big hit with me this one rates really well Works well with a 300g steak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1454) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle from bws, broadbeach. Dark copper color, small white head. Aroma is pleasant malty and hoppy. Balanced malty body, fruity and hoppy. More pale ale than ipa but pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1100) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle (330ml). Hazy amber with a large foamy white head that dissipates to a stable film. Nose and taste offers light piney and citrusy hops (oranges mainly with notes of passionfruit) plus biscuity malts with a moderately bitter hop finish. Medium with a lively mouthfeel. A decent session IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (771) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle in Melbourne Decent IPA, simple but nothing exceptional. A simple one

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Simmo (24) - - DEC 19, 2014
Strong sweet aroma of toffee and grassy hops. Pours cloudy, dark amber colour. Feels slick with medium body and lively carbonation. Taste is medium/heavy sweet with toffee flavours and a heavy bitter aftertaste for the style. Overall a good IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (213) - LATVIA - DEC 15, 2014
Blackbread with honey in aroma. Fresh honey. Unexpected for IPA. Bad foam.thin as hell. Also taste is unexpected. Bread, dry mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1475) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Faint golden, tuft white head. Light melon and faint orange. No firm anything here, simple bitter and faded malt. Decently carbonated but finishes silvery bitter at best.

Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (4607) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is sweet toffee, taste is dull, toffee, sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... copper ... ythin whoite ... soft dull toffe fruit nose .. ...soft fruit... soft toffe fruit .. soft tofee malt .. .. dull fruit /// .. dull toffee fruit .. light floral hop

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
on tap at the local taphouse in sydney. amber with next to no head, as sydney pub culture demands. aroma of white grape, orange rind; light hop character - low bitterness, lychee sweetness. pleasant anyway


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