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Brewed by Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Mornington, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s “light orange-tinted amber in colour” and features the stone fruit aromas – peach and apricots – you’d expect from a beer given generous late kettle additions of Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops. An initially sweet malty palate opens up to a fruity mid-palate flavour and an evermore prominent bitterness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12639) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
A bit murky, dull tan-amber, nice frothy head. Earthy, mushroomy hop. A bit syrupy but with earthy, crackery hop character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rangi (587) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2013
Cloudy poor with some sediment present. There was a pleasant balance between the hops and malt. Not the best ipa I ever had but Pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niksko (344) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle, a bit of a gusher.

Pours a darkish golden with a finger of bubbly white head.

Nose is citrus, apricot, peach and some malt sweetness. Very inviting

Taste is peach and apricot on the attack, followed by some citrus on the mid palate. The finish is a solid piney, resiny bitterness, some grapefruit, a hint of sweetness and that gorgeous biscuit that I love so much in an IPA.

Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy for my tastes, but it’s not overly so. Medium body.

I can see why everybody raves about this. It’s got really great balance and complexity, and overall it’s just delicious. A great combination of hops that I might have to steal for my own homebrew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7860) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draught at Eydie’s, Melbourne. On July 27, 2013.
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. Hoppy, fruity scent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (278) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
330ml bottle from brewery big hoppy aroma dark amber in appearance big hop taste very good ipa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6293) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Plenty of citrus fruit, with supporting biscuity malts and a decent, dryish finish. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Served a hazy bronze color with a good head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, some citrus and fruity with a bit caramel. Taste of pine and citrys with fruit and bit of caramel sweetness. Has a nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and nicely balanced. Flavor is enhanced as it warms. Very good IPA. Worth checking out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (534) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a pillow white head, lively sparkle and a few floaties. Getting lots of peach, along with some lemon, orange, pine needles and a light earthy note on the nose. Taste has firm hop bitterness with pine resin at the front end, dropping off to some gentler apple, spice, malt and citrus flavours. Quite a clean finish with a citrus aftertaste. Really well balanced, elegant and a great example of the style. Probably closer to a US IPA than your average Aussie brewer produces. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (383) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
Impeccable version. Amber colour, citrus and passionfruit aroma with a huge hop wack in the mid and back palate and a very long bitter finish. Great beer. Notes from the tap at the brewery but score from bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (367) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a cloudy amber with 3-4cm of slowly receding off-white head. Upfront stonefruit hop aroma with a nice caramel malt backing. Smells like a big beer. Tastes like one too; big citrus and tropical fruit hop flavours with a nice dark/toasty malt sweetness. Had to re-check the label to make sure it wasn’t a double IPA! Great lingering bitterness, pleasantly surprised with this beer!


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