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Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (180) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2012
You’re right, @pyobon - word is that this is the rare breed IPA (according to Crafty Pint, I think) and it is now a permanent part of the Mountain Goat range. Definitely wrong to class this as an APA. The aroma is grapefruit and pine with a little honey and sawdust. It has a very dry palate and the taste skews heavily in flavour of the hops with little malt to speak of. On the other hand, it has impressive length with the citrus flavours reaching all the way down my throat. A great option on a Summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (437) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2012
2012 version from 339 ml bottle. Poured a deep copper with a tight white head and good sparkle. Pine and floral notes on the nose. Taste is driven by hop flavours - bitter lemon, pine resin and plum backed by chewy malt. Clean finish. Not the most assertive IPA going around, but tasty nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5358) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget Shady copper with a medium, white head. Sweet and piney aroma with a lot of tropical fruits. Fresh mouthfeel and a rather light body. Medium, grass bitterness. Topical fruits and piney citrus in the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (860) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2012
( bottle) NB. I am not sure whether this should be listed as a different beer - same brewer, same name, but clearly a different recipe - my guess is that this is based on the very well received Rare Breed IPA special they did recently. Anyway... Clear golden brown with loose, short-lived beige head. Awesome aroma: intense and attractive - floral, citrus, pine. Light body, medium not very fine carbonation. Flavour is very pleasant and satisfying. The floral and fruity, lemon and pine notes of the hops are present from the start and overlay a nice gentle maltiness. At the finish the hops develop a distinct cleansing bitterness which lasts; it’s not overwhelming like many IPA/APAs. Overall a very pleasant beer.
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2011 Total Score: 4.1
(bottle) Poured hazy golden amber with decent off-white head. Beautiful aroma - floral and fruity - pineapple and passion-fruit. Wonderful mouthfeel - plentiful soft carbonation on a medium body. Flavour has a tangy fruity start (grapefruit, pineapple, passion-fruit) on some subtle undertones of sweet malt. This moves to an impressive, but not overwhelming, hoppy bitter finish. Overall, an excellent hop-driven IPA that doesn’t take things too far.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2412) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled
Pours a hazy amber colour. Head is large and thick. Aroma is pine, tropical fruit and soap. Flavour is resiny pine, wood and grapefruit. Long and big bitterness. Mouth feel might be a bit on the thin side but it’s still a pretty good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Brunorange, lätt grumlig öl, med ett gräddigt vitt skum. Melon, kiwi och blommor i aromen, men där finns också något av fadd doft, som en jordkällare. Härliga smaker av grape, apelsin, russin och tallbarr. En trevlig IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1090) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of pine, resin, needles and bitter grape-fruit.
Appearance: A clouded amber brew with an off-white head leaving little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Sweet bread, toffee, pine soap, citric juices and peels.
Palate: Medium carbonation, fresh texture, medium low body, a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Very much in the smell, a bit short in the body. But not bad ...
Note: Bottle 650 ml. Reviewed 2012-10-13.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (505) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Omdöme ändrat pga jag upptäckte att den blev bättre efter att flaskan stått öppen, denna flaska så testas ölen luftad. Oklar orange brun med färgat tätt skum av små bubblor. Doftar söt malt, kaffe, kola, tropiska frukter, honung och jord. Smakar kaffe, kakao beska, citrus, ananas, jord, omogen banan, bränt socker. "Vuxen" eftersmak, bark och Citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1518) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Amber with an off-white head. Aroma: caramel, floral, resin and pollen. Taste: butterscotch, some kind of tropical fruit, pine, medium bitter, resin in the finish. Medium-bodied. Nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
Big offwhite head. Clear amber body with strong carbonation. Fruity metallic toffee aroma with perfumy earthy raisiny notes. Unusual aroma. Dry-sweet vinous pineapple taste with earthy resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish burnt caramel and resin aftertaste with tropical fruit and gooseberry notes. Interesting and drinkable. Quite refreshing, too. (0.75l bottle, Systembolaget, Nordstan, Göteborg.)


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