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Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
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RATINGS: 148   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1869) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (484) - 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..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (886) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3011) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber orange with big bubbled off white head. Aromas of citrus, piney grass and light caramel malts. Medium light body, big carbonation, generous bitterness and hop flavour. Zesty finish, citrus and grass a touch veg, but quite appreciable.
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2012 Total Score: 3.6
640ml bottle. Pours clear orange amber with big rocky off white head. Nice aromatic malt, caramel toffee, citrus and a light grassy pine passionfruit. Light-medium body, spicy malt character and moderate zesty bitterness with a lively carbonation. A lingering malty sweet spiciness works with a lingering hop bitterness and a touch of wheat malt character. Ok, but not as good as expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (197) - 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 (494) - 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 (5564) - 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 (900) - 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 (2468) - 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.


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