Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
330ml bottle at Scratch Bar 270314. While not as out there as some of their beers this is still a good solid IPA and as always the label is weird and wacky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle form Mane Liquor. Straight from the bottle. Props for the epic label. Nose is a piney monster of a thing. Has some nice tropical and tangy notes there as well - think pineapple and guava. Some pineapple and mango comes through in the taste but it is dominated by grass and pine driven hops. Drinks far too easily for 7% with only a slight hint of heat and has a full mouth feel with lingering bitterness. Reminds me of the first time I had Hop Hog. Simple but done very well. Very tasty stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3046) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle, 8C. Amber with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, spices, bread crusts.A little soapy. Sweet bread crusts, lots of pine, kumquat, grapefruit, spices. Doesn’t dry out all that much, bitterness and zesty aromatics struggle to break through the sweetness a bit, although not so much as the first I tried which was not so cold. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting mousse-like head. Nose shows lovely sweet clean malt with a cookie dough-like hint, musk sticks, fruity confectionery and mango/paw paw/rockmelon. Lovely. Toned down flavours, some sweet clean malt, grapefruit, pine and bready notes leading to an aggressive sharp bitterness. Carbonation is a bit over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
Very MOR. Some modern sweetness in the palate but not particularly resin packed or bitter. Smokey, slatey, almost reductive note to finish. Does fade somewhat in the back palate. Not convinced all is ok here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1673) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. Pale gold beer, fluffy white head hangs around. Hoppy nose to it; citrus, grass, pine, touch of toasty malt shares company. Medium bodied (surprisingly), moderate carbonation, good length to it. All good stuff on the body - biscuity malts, woody citrusy American hops pack a punch and a firm measure of bitterness. Scarily drinkable for a 7%. A solid staple from this quirky brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
Hop herbal spice aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt spice grass herbal flavour. Moth lingering palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Moon Dog Brewery on tap (22-May-2014) Sweet herbal floral aroma. Clear amber colour ordinary head and suds lace. Herbal veg sweet malt flavour. Bitter herbal hop finish&floral herbal sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
A decent IPA but somehow less than the sum of its parts. Plenty has gone into this but it falls away notably in the back palate. Bitterness also seems less than the 65 IBU claimed on the bottle. Not calling them out on it but I expected more oomph. Comes with a characteristically exuberant MoonDog head that refuses to settle atop a muddy pale bronze body. Over-ripe aroma dominated by Amarillo and dextrose. Smells promising but perhaps sweeter than the style warrants - like fruity boiled lollies. Melon notes and sucrose. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, despite a head that does not give an inch. The hops have it on the tongue but there’s surprisingly little cut-through for the hop bill. Resinous, with a faintly astringent note that detracts from an otherwise clean ’pinomint’ finish. Scratching my head about this - it’s like a movie with a great cast, great director and a great Script and yet it doesn’t quite come together. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

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