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

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RATINGS: 150   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (572) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2012
Really, really nice beer. Found beer to have the base mountain goat flavours but far more mellow, less robust but never lost any of the amazing aroma and taste I enjoy from the mountain goat brewery. Will be stocking up on this one!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2010
6.2% version, arrived via post today, cheers Cam. Lovely colour, as bright and clear a a beer gets. Lovely aroma combines the lightest touches of pine, light citrus and herb. Fantastic weight and texture, it just wafts over the palate. Enough balance of sweetness all round hop freshness and lingering finish. Really delightful....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2011
650ml bottle. Thick creamy sand coloured foam sits atop a copper coloured base, looks great and is packed full of caramel malt and hop aromas that jump out of the glass. The flavour doesn’t disappoint with rich malty flavours that sit in the mouth and linger. This is definetely a rare breed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (363) - 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.

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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theodorereg (21) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2014
Love the strong hop taste. Almost brown in colour. Once tongue adjusts to taste, other beers taste too mild.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Bottle 650ml. Delicious. Aroma of pine, spice, and caramel. The taste has a great balance, with a sweet start and a long-lasting bitter finish. Palate is velvety, with a medium body and a spicy-hot mouth feel. Light brown, with a long-lasting frothy head. Re-rate: When I tried it on tap the taste seemed much sweeter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
640ml Bottle. great tropical fruit aromas. great sweet malt flavours upfront, with a refreshing hop bitterness on the finish. Great Beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alang51 (36) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
Like the malt flavour coming through. Didn’t get the citris taste that others claim like a sierra Nevada.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2010
Exceptionally good beer. Nice aroma of tropical fruit and a dark amber colour with thick beige head. Flavour is initially sweet malt that gets progressively biscuity and finishes with a firm but not over the top bittering finish. ABV is about right and balance is spot on.


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