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

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RATINGS: 148   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2013
Amber pour, small white head. Aroma is piney and a tad grassy. Great bitterness with good floral and citrus notes. Nice IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3263) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a deep dark champagne soda looking one, a bit blurry in the glass and it had a lacing off-white top (that’s all gone now). The aroma is not to ipa-is at first. Almost nutty in a way with traces of grass, zest and melon. A nice sweetness in this balanced by a good bitterness. The red kind of bitterness. Light berries and grass, that’s ending in a quite dry mouth aftertaste in the swallow. Easy to drink, nothing to special but still nice. 03.05.2013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (95) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours an earthy brown colour. Can smell fruit salad flavours, with a hint of caramel in the aroma. I can mainly taste Pine with also some caramel flavours and some general fruit flavours. Overall. a good beer but nothing special, the right flavours are there, but they didn’t come together as well i liked.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a frothy white head and loads of lace. The aroma is rich, malty and with some red berry fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with loads of malt, liquorice and pepper spice on the palate. The finish is sharp, acidic and with some long lasting bitterness. This beer really is rather good and grew on me over time as I began to appreciate all the subtle flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1124) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
330ml bottle. Copper amber colour, off-white foam head and aroma of malt, tropical & citrus fruits, hop resin. Taste is malt caramel with mango, orange, grapefruit, resin, pine and a lingering tangy hoppy bitterness. Slightly oily mouth feel, medium bodied, well carbonated, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4th May 2013
CBC. Hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Light crispy palate. Semi dry pale malt, thin. Good light hops - marmalade and pine, tangerine and dried fruits. Dry crisp finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (881) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2013
330ml stubbie. BB27/09/14. Poured a semi-clear coppery brown with a one-finger beige coloured head that diminished quickly and laced OK. Aroma strongly of sweet hops and grapefruit plus a trace of caramel malts as the beer warmed. Aroma not carried through onto the taste which was initially soft caramel followed by strong acidic hops bitterness. Light body. Long quite acidic bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (322) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours a dark golden amber with a finger of creamy off whit head. Nose is slightly sweet, with orange and floral hops up front. Taste is very refreshing. I get some sweetness on the mid palate and some peach. The finish is bitter grapefruit and pine that lingers for a while. A really good beer. Certainly the best in their regular line up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (364) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
Nut brown - unusual colour for an ipa. Aromas of nuts and a hint of grapefruit. Malt and caramel lead into pine needles and a medium but long bitterness. The malt is well integrated throughout the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5777) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and caramel.


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