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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Tap @ CBC2013. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma of fruity hops, some malt. Bitter in taste. Decent standard IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Tap @ CBC, 2013. Pours unclear golden with a white head. Massive orange, caramel and toffee. Sweet. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Pours clear golden-copper color with a small head. Aroma of mild cardboard, faint hops and fruits. Flavour of citrus fruits, hoppy notes, grass and cardboard

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
Lurks on the red side of amber (which I love). An off-white head sits on top with a touch of sparkle. The aroma suggests plentiful dry-hopping: arms loads of spruce and amber resin, red bark and some orange apple flavours (like Cox’s - which I just can’t help but imagine whenever Motueka hops are involved). There is plentiful mouthfeel and just lush amber malt, spruce and resinous bitterness characters all over. This is everything that IPA hounds love about a new world IPA. It is forthright and full of brash character. It is brassy and endearing and happily invites you for seconds. Big like from me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours clear golden-copper color with a small head. Aroma of mild cardboard, faint hops and fruits. Flavour of citrus fruits, hoppy notes, grass and cardboard. Not at its prime anymore.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013

Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, sweet notes, some grassy hops. Taste is sweet and sticky with some malty notes, caramel and fruits. Finish is sweetish and sticky with some malty and hoppy notes. Doesn’t feel very fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6559) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of grassy hops, gooseberries and floral notes. Flavour of grainy malts, gooseberries, citrus and floral notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Doesn’t feel fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2013
Very malty, with a medium bitterness which seems to settle into the backseat after a while and let the malt sweetness do the talking. Good easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 god damn good ale! stoked to have this brewery in my neighbourhood. truly a world class IPA. Malt rich, big hops in balance

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2013
Dry hopped finish which leaves a bitterness in the palate. More malt driven than hop driven though which is why my overall score was a bit on the low side.


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