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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: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Rare Breed #4 is out and about. Now. It’s a Rye IPA, kinda same same but different to our regular IPA, but we use 20% malted rye in the grist in addition to malted barley. Rye gives a rich nuttiness to the mouthfeel that complements the big hit of galaxy and cascade hops that follows. On the nose it’s all fruity hops – tropical and zingy. The palate is full, bitter and rich – the rye helping out with this. It clocks in at 6.1%abv, 60BUs… Available at McCoppins, Slow Beer, Blackhearts & Sparrows and other discerning beery stores. Hope you like it!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Super drinkable RIPA, or "rippa". Floral rye malt balance, bit resinous. Hops aren't too overpowering it's just really well balanced. Alcohol well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
Herbal hop malt aroma. Clear amber colour with good head and lacing. Malt spice herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4274) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear medium amber with a big white frothy head and broken lace. The aroma is rather malty with citrus notes. The flavour is medium bitter, a little spicy and malty with some floral notes on the palate and long into the aftertaste. A very tasty and refreshing beer. Perfect for a session.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (906) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. review done a while ago. Poured a clear amber with a large off-white head. Nose full of grapefruit, apricots and lychee. Tropical fruit bowl basically. Taste isnt as sweet as you’d think judging from the aroma. Grapefruit, stone and some tropical fruits backed by a breadish malt come through in the taste. Nice sharp bitter finish. great beer wish I could drink this again

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (519) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours a deep amber with a huge rocky off white head. Actually couldn’t detect much in the way of aroma because the head was so large, maybe some pine and grass - light though. Taste is smooth, with the rye coming through in the background. Up front, the are stonefruit, apples and citrus. Good length on the palate. Not sure if this can really be described as an IPA, rye or otherwise, but I don’t mind it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2868) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø. Hazy orange with huge off-white head. Funny metallic, iodine (blood-like), soap. High carbonation, bitter, but not really an extreme IPA... ...other than it is very strange though quite tastefull.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
Botella. Hazy nice deep golden colour, medium white head. Fruity, citrus piney spiced like hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet pleasantly fruity citrus hoppiness in the flavour along with some pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Dense light beige head. Aroma of citrus, spice, caramel, pine, herbs and flowers. Flavour of herbs, flowers, citrus, caramel. Medium bodied. Ends on a herbal bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, citrus and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1064) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured a hazy, darker golden amber color. Some nice orange hues to this. One finger of light tan colored head. On swirling get two fingers of head and very nice retention to this. When finally receding get a thick ring of lacing. Decent looking enough. S-- Peach, orange, stonefruit, and just bits of a carmel backbone. Once warmed up more pine and grapefruit appear. More fruity than anything else really. T-- Once again more about peach, orange, and soft grapefruit. Backbone is more evident in each sip. More of a APA than an IPA but taste is pretty good. M-- Lighter medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry finish. Rye makes appearances in the feel. Gives off slight grainy, spicy and earthy tones in the mid palate. Does pick up more rye notes as warms. Workable. O-- More of a rye APA to me but not bad at all. Needed more rye notes I thought but still a decent enough effort. Maybe a tad bit too light for me as an IPA.


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