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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.


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4.3
   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1058) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 5, 2014
Keg at brewery tap in Richmond, Melbourne. Deep golden with a medium-sized white head. Biscuity malts with a decent piney and fruity dry hop bitterness that does not overpower. Smooth medium-bodied palate. Enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma: citrus fruits and light floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, flowers, fruits, then bitters coming up, dry finish. Overall: nice IPA, great aroma. Pint at The Globe, Hong Kong.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (875) - HONG KONG - NOV 28, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Looks: Clear amber red with no yeast sedimentsOne-quarter finger head and light beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Good sticky lacing with slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and quite sweet Ale malt, with strong passion fruits, light mango, light papaya, assorted tropical fruits, strong lemon and lime, grapefruit, honey, light pine, light yeast and grass.

Taste: Light sweet light Ale malt, with light roast, grapefruit, lemon zest, fairly light pine, hint of toffee, lime, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light body, dry and slightly slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Quite dry wheatyness. Thin with good light Ale malt backbone, quite roasty as well. Dominated by Galaxy with strong bitter hops which somehow blanket the grapefruits, but lemony lime zests are prevalent. Not much pine nor sweetness, very clean and fruit-hoppy. Good!...

Hoppiness: Quite strong passion fruits, tropical fruits, lemon and light pine in nose. Lemon zest , strong lime and grapefruit in taste. Bitterness is flat-out strong but without much dimension, not sophisticated but lasting for a strong bitter finish.

After Taste: Quite dry, very limey and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is all Galaxy - it has pretty good citrus and tropical fruits in aromas, but the hoppiness somehow lack dimension to be truly impressive, plus the malt is wheat-thinned, which makes the beer too clean and thin for an IPA. It’s surgical and quite likeable, but it lacks the necessary depth to impress.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (127) - SINGAPORE - NOV 21, 2014
Draught pint at the Roundhouse, Peel Street, Hong Kong. Amber colour with a small white head. Slightly cloudy. Aroma of hops, pine and citrus. Bitter taste of grapefruit, citrus, malt and hops. Strong bitter finish. A very enjoyable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 30, 2014
Citrus and resinous hops. Candied sweet malt rounds out the bitterness and extends tot he finish. medium bodied. Not a powerhouse, just a well made IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (197) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
A nice IPA - lovely aroma, bitterness just right for the style. Pour from bottle gave little head. Mild carbonation. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, KL. It pours ambers with a small white head. The nose is orange sponge cake, stewed citrus, earth, resin and pine needles. The taste is crisp, bitter, orange peel, grapefruit, pine needles, resin, light soap and mild alcohol with a lingering dry-bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
It’s refreshing to have an American IPA that’s not loaded with cascade hops. Pours a beautiful red amber with a creamy beige head. Slightly cloudy excellent sweet fruit aroma, some citrus, apricot and pine. Super malty backbone, yet somehow it doesn’t feel heavy. Caramel flavours that balance very well with the fruit. I could drink many of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a thick off white head. Fruity and toffee tones. Fruit, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (308) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
330 mil bottle from the public brewery Croydon aroma is pine hop resin amber in colour with white head taste is very bitter


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