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Mornington Peninsula + Red Hill Brewery ’Bleak Piracy’ Black Rye IPA


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Formerly brewed at Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Mornington, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Our brewers from both sides of the bays teamed up to create a special brew solely for Beers by the Bay festival. A Black Rye IPA named “Bleak Piracy”, an anagram of Black Rye IPA and a fitting reference to the seaside theme of the festival and the location of the two breweries.
The unique Black Rye IPA uses both rye malt and dark wheat malt. The Rye malt creates a touch of smokiness to the brew, whilst the wheat malt imparts the dark colour. The hops are Waimea, which is an NZ variety that has not been used commercially in Australia, the brew was dry hopped with a further treasure trove of hops giving a strong hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Tap at Red Hill. Black with a crema-coloured head. Aroma of salted caramel, licorice, molasses, flowers - very agreeable but not all that hoppy. Silky texture. Milky toffee sweetness, licorice, spicy chocolate. Firm bitterness struggles a bit to emerge from the sweetness. Interesting and nice but lacks hoppy brightness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfbaked (48) - - DEC 29, 2012
Aroma of molasses. Well balanced flavour with bitterness at the end from the dry hopping. Nice creamy mouthfeel from the rye, don’t get any smokiness. I could drink more of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 On tap at BeerDeLuxe and the Alehouse Project. Great balance. Aromas of caramel, grain, coffee, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

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