Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This is a Hop Driven, Malty Ale with a strong bitterness thanks to a good dose of Citra and Galaxy hops. Its a tough nut, but loveable all the same.

Those of you that loiter in bottleshops in your spare time will probably have noticed that our Rare Breed IPA is no longer a Rare Breed. She’s become an all-grown-up fully-fledged member of the permanent range. …And like the doting parents we are, we’re super proud of her. She still has the same big tropical hop aroma – we dry-hop using Galaxy (Tas), Citra (USA) and Motueka (NZ), and full malty body (Ale malt, Wheat and Crystal malts). Specs are: 6.2% abv, 65 BU…one for hopheads and beer nerds everywhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2012
En mycket maltsöt doft med kola, knäck och övermogen söt frukt. Smaken är betydligt torrare och kroppen känns närmast tunn i förhållande till den massiv maltdoften. Lite torr beska gör också att ölet blir lite astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1110) - SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
Gräddvitt skum dubbelfingertjockt. Första sniffen belönas med massvis med citrusarom. Omväxlande med avsaknad av granbarr och kåda, vilket är så vanligt i de amerikanska kusinerna. Doften avrundas med en försiktig maltsötma samt svag alkoholdoft. Kraftig beska som sakta klingar av. Temperaturkinkig IPA. Lite för kall framträder en intetsägande beska som klingar av rekordsnabbt. Rätt serverad ligger en angenäm beska kvar. Som sagt roligt med lite annan IPA än den amerikanska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle (64 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep amber, medium off-white head. Some citrusy & piney hops with notes of tropical fruits, bready malt, slightly bisquity. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness. A flawless but uninspiring IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5898) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
640ml Bottle - Hazy amber with a foamy head. Grapefruit, mango, toffee and dried apricot in the aroma. Tangy, hoppy, fruity and slightly sweet taste with notes of grapefruit, pine, raisins, peach and toffee. The finish is bitter, fruity and has a lingering sweetness. This beer has a lot of body for its strength. Enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
Bomber-ish bought @ Systembolaget. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish golden with a big frothy grayish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a thick sticky trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity and hoppy with soap, passion fruit, pineapple, tree sap, mango, earl gray tea, grapefruit juice, green grapes, lemon peal, orange marmalade, dried apricots, nectarines, sawdust, resinous wood and orange peal. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, fruity with grapefruit juice, passion fruit, mango, soap, resinous wood, crackers, tree sap, orange peal, grapefruit peal, crackers, freshly cut grass, moist wood and hints of moist soil. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny watery, slightly astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, grapefruit peal, straw, tree sap, resinous wood and moist soil. Quite nice...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy reddish amber with an sand coloured head. The aroma holds soap, orange/apricot marmalade and grapefruit juice with undertones of black tea, tart passion fruit, wood, herbs, flower nectar, honey, bread, light cookies and light caramel. Juicy, floral and spicy on the nose. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with grapefruit, bitter herbs, resinous wood, light fruits, crackers, honey and some bread. The mouthfeel is soft with an astringent finish. Medium carbonation. Tones of resin and grapefruit acid on the finish. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden/orange with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of hops, citrus and some notes of malt. Medium body and bitterness. Rather fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, peaches, citrus. Flavour is malt, hop, peaches, fruit,citrus. Medium to full body. OK/Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Sample at a tasting. It poured a hazy golden liquid with a dirty white head. Fresh hop aroma with some citrus and tropical fruits. Similar taste with a noticeable but not overly aggressive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle, 64cl. A big, off-white head forms over a slightly unclear golden body. The aroma is on the hoppy side, but a bit weak I think. Some malts in the back, but tropical fruits dominates. Some citrusy hints too. Soft maltyness on the palate, a bit thin I think, especially considering the ABV. Pleasant carbonation level. Citrus, generic fruityness and some bitterness in the flavor. Could certainly use more bitterness. Overall, a beer that could use a bit more of almost everything, but it’s a fine brew anyway. 120413

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