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Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
640ml Bottle. great tropical fruit aromas. great sweet malt flavours upfront, with a refreshing hop bitterness on the finish. Great Beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2969) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
43cl on tap (6,2%) at Taps Beer Bar, KL. Clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits (passion), malt and caramel. Sweet and fruity with a nice lightly bitter finish. Very refreshing after a long day in the heat in Kuala Lumpur. Decent IPA! (2012-05-04)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2012
Really, really nice beer. Found beer to have the base mountain goat flavours but far more mellow, less robust but never lost any of the amazing aroma and taste I enjoy from the mountain goat brewery. Will be stocking up on this one!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops, some citrus and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, bitterness and malt.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2132) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2012
640ml bottle. Pours a clear, medium amber, white head. Pronounced hop aromas, caramel malt, grapefruit peel, spruce, pine resin, quite herbal. Off-dry, medium bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Very hoppy and fruity taste, apricots, grapefruit, spruce, pine resin, caramel, malt, faintly yeasty. (2012-02-28)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle 64 cl, Slowbeer. Pours deep clear ruby amber with a creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is floral, spicy, piny, citric and malty. Flavor is bitter, pungent, burnt rubber, phenolic, malty and very harsh. Finishes bitter acidy and peppery pungent.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (594) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2011
Has a nice big head with decent lacing although im not getting much aroma from this at all. The flavour in this bottle does make up for the lacking aroma how ever. An almost sweet grapefruit and a subtle malt backing... very nice.. I haven’t had many IPA’s like this one so cheers mountain goat you have done well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1019) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 From a 640ml bottle on 20/11/2011. Pours a dark orange with a big lasting head. Has a decent fruity hop and caramel aroma. Has a sweet caramel malt backbone with a nice hoppy finish. Certainly not over the top by IPA standards but enjoyable. Rating 3.6. Re-rate - From a 330ml bottle on 24/10/2012. Appears to now be a Mountain Goat standard. Not much different to what I’ve said above, other than the head is less prominent, and I think I was more than a little harsh with the rating the first time. Just a really solid American style IPA, with a lovely sweet/bitter balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
bottle at papsø tasting. cloudy orange, smooth white head. mild hoppy aroma, dry flavor is malty, flowery, hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011

Bottle 640ml.

Unclear medium orange colour with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, mandarin, pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110918]


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