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


on tap

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber, with a small off-white head, which does not last all that well but does leave reasonable lacing. There really isn’t a whole lot going on in the aroma, just some faint floral hops and toffee malt. Floral and grassy hops up front lead into a smooth body of toffee malt and candied fruit, which continues into the finish. This really doesn’t have enough hops to be considered an IPA; I would probably call it a sweet ESB if anything. For an IPA it is quite disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pgreensoup (14) - - APR 4, 2013
Good nose. Maybe the maltiest IPA I've had. Starts off sweet and stays with you. Nice malty twist on an IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours an amber colour wth an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet of fruit and caramel leading to a moderate bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (411) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
This is my current fav swilling beer, I think I’m at about 10 cartons over the last 4 months. Best oz session beer? Could be! Pours deep amber red with sml-med head. Smells hoppy, pine, fruit & malt. Tastes like a great mix of hops, a little fruity, quite malty and finishes bitterly. Those mountain goat guys do it good. Props.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Deep clear reddish brown colour with medium white head. Hop aroma of citrus, pine and passionfruit is masked somewhat by the malt character of dark caramel. Medium oily body. Taste is also a slightly burn caramel sweet maltiness, which. Too much malt character disallows the hops to shine in this IPA. Still a decent drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a adark bronze color with a good head that fades slowly to nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt and carmel. Taste is a bit of grapefruit with a caramel and some roasted malt. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp and smooth, nicely balanced. An enjoyable beer. Nice take on the style, a bit more malt than expected but still worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2035) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Pours dark amber with a fading head. Nose shows hefty crystal malt along with massive tangerine and toasty characters. More tangerine and caramel as flavours. A fairly assertive bitterness in the finish but the malt wins out. Body feels syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (564) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
Also drinking the 2012 version; as per comments below may be different to the original here. 6.2% ABV, different label description to above. Deep amber pour, thick off white persistent head. Pine needle and citrus aroma, very clean taste. Pine, resin, nice bitterness. Very more-ish..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1078) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Really solid ipa has lots of tropical fruits and biscuit notes in the nose. Taste is really clean with a crisp bitter finish. Just a solid well balanced ipa. Good session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3285) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty standard ipa but goes down really well and is nicely priced. Super clean with a soft bitter finish which brings you back to the glass pretty damn quick. Really enjoyable thirst quenching stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. OK lacing. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine and hops. Nice caramel malt backing throughout this one. Hops and malts work very well together. Quite easy going and superbly balanced. Very good if you’re looking for a solid ipa and don’t want a hop bomb

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