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Mountain Goat / Mikkeller Cross Breed Gypsy & The Goat Black Pepperberry IPA

Formerly brewed at Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: Black IPA
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, - MAY 2, 2012
Whilst I was drinking this beer, instead of thinking about flavours etc. I just pondered how far Australian brewing (and Mountain Goat’s bottled products) have come. I mean, it’s 650mL of 7.3% beer for $10 and it’s excellent. Take that imports. Bright hoppy aroma seems to be dominated by Citra to me, malt is soft, sweet and fluffy with not much dark malt character and the pepperberry appears mostly retronasally, though I have no idea how to describe it besides ’like that Barons pepperberry beer’. Really tasty, classy, smashable stuff. I need to get more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Devonbung (31) - - FEB 20, 2016
Posthumous review. Still sits as the best beer I’ve ever drunk. Simply, I clearly remember the subtle heat from the pepperberry changing the way I thought about beer. Thanks to all involved, hopefully the recipe gets dusted off soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (850) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle - pours brown with lacy head. Hops, toasty malt aroma. Hops aroma follows through on the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (582) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
This beer was always going to be good. Dark brown to black pour with a creamy, long lasting head. Good lacing. Aromas of roasted malt and pepper spices alongside grassy hop notes. Spiced malt flavours lead into classic hoppy pine and citrus flavours along with a slightly resinous mouthfeel. The pepperberry is present without dominating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
5th October 2012
Almost opaque dark brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with a crisper trailing edge. Mild minerals. Smooth and mildly creamy dark malt. Nice plummy and generic fruits. Back end is an interesting mixture of pine hops and black pepper. Finishes neutral. Very good inventive beer, unusual but in good balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a short 1cm khaki head which quickly faded. Roasted malts, peppery spices, licorice and a light perfume aroma. Taste is a very dry spice, peppers really come through. Roasty chocolate malt with a touch of orange zest. Medium body. Big beer to get through, best shared with a mate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ jim is jon tasting. Aroma is roasty malt, liquorice, some fruit malt. Flavour is roasty malt, fruity and herbal hops. Nice, but ipa??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep dark mahogany color with a frothy tan head. The aroma is spicy with fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, lots of liqourice, loads of dry spice with earthy peat. A super beer and worth bringing back from KL!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12382) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared by jmgreenuk @ Jim is John tasting. Opaque pitch black color with a small off - white to beige head. Smell malts, flowers, blossom, slightly perfume. Taste malts, slightly peppers, flowers, a hint of bitter, herbs or spices and just a bit of bitter in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared at the John is Jim tasting by Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is floral, perfume, pepper, gravy, roasted malt, licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared courtesy of JMGreenUK. Thick tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely beer.

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