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Mountain Goat Rare Breed Rye IPA

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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1410) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 64 cl at Papsø. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma is fresh, fruity, slightly resiny hop aroma. Flavor is toasted, biscuity malts with tropical fruity hoppy accents. Medium body. Dry and lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer witth a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 64 ck. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head leaving a discreet lacewoork. Fresh, meaty, berryish hop aroma. Medium body, a dry maltiness with quite some aromatic hops. Dry and bitter finish. 270812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is light leathery, dusty and grapefruity hoppy. Mild spiced, peachy to mango/melon fruity. Bitter, medium dry and lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1314) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
(bottle) Poured cloudy amber with a big beige head. Wonderful hop aroma - floral and tropical fruity. Full bodied with excellent plentiful carbonation. The flavour strikes a lovely balance of interesting malts and hoppy bitterness. There’s tangy fruit at the start developing body and richness with a hint of spice leading to a good bitter finish. Overall an excellent and different beer giving an extra dimension to the typical hop-centred IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2012
Another great beer in the rare breed line up. So tasty and easy to drink. Even better when its fresh at the brewery itself! Nice dark poor, plenty of flavor which is well balanced between the hops and malt and I found even tastier and interesting with the addition of the rye. Found it smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1475) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
A worthwhile experiment that doesn’t quite work for mine. Can’t pretend any knowledge of rye malt but here it appears to subtract from, rather than add to, the end result. This tasted like a hopped-up Stone & Wood Pacific Ale, a beer I don’t especially rate. This looked great - bronze with an enduring, pillowy head. The aroma has typical tropical fruit notes - passionfruit, white peach, quince and some nice bready malts. But the palate seems too thin to carry some big hoppy flavours. It’s over-fizzy and there’s a hole in the mid-palate where the body is lacking. Is that the flaw with rye malt or just coincidence? The hops are a muddle of indistinct fruity acids and the whole thing doesn’t come together. Lord knows it’s good to see an Australian brewer pushing into unexplored territory in this part of the world, but this doesn’t cut it for me. (640ml bottle from Down Under Cellars, Leura. BB 30/10/12)

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