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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7976) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Clear copper color, white head. Sweet, hoppy scent. Sweet, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hoppy, bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3792) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
Poured dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of zesty citrus. Medium, lively body, flavour of the aroma, bitter sweet with an abrupt finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theodopilos (33) - - AUG 16, 2013
330ml bottles from dan murphys, amber colour, aromas of pine and grapefruit, the taste is very smooth, good lacing, low carbonation just the way I like it, good length, a good session beer, nice one mountain goat

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1312) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2013
(Bottle). Fresh aromas of hops, tropical fruits, sweet figs and spices. Taste of sweet ripe tropical fruits, figs, orange peel and raisins. Dry bitterness in the finish. This beer has a slightly different taste compared to IPA’s from the U.S. and Europe. A nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Clear light chestnut brown with a medium sized diminishing off white head. Sparse but ok lacing. Nose has caramel and toffee, bready. Aroma is malty with peach and citrus hop notes. I don’t find the aroma very complex or exiting, but it’s pretty inoffensive which goes for the taste as well; easy drinking with good balance between sweet and bitter. I didn’t notice this was a twist off cap, those are too rare.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of mixed summer fruit and caramel. Taste is malty with a dry bitter finish.

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 (3546) - 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 (103) - 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 (4956) - 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.


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