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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: 43   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (893) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (552) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1412) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Fantastic tropical fruit aromas. great combination of malt and hops. A nice big IPA. A little bit more maltiness than it"s brother

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Bouteille de 640 ml. Arômes plutôt intenses de houblon fruité (oranges, pêches, melons). Robe orangée et trouble, légère dentelle et effervescence active. En bouche, le houblon très fruité et passablement aromatique domine. Le malt, velouté sans être sucré, apporte des notes franches de seigle. Finale sèche et moyennement amère. Excellent !

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
Glad to have the opportunity to try this one but it didn’t live up my expectations. Perhaps I don’t care for rye beers? The malts were pronounced and it was not nearly as hop forward I’d like. Very drinkable but not all that flavourable. I’d happily drink it again but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2012
fantastic beer in some respects - the malt flavour is excellent and there is a great balance here between oily and spicy rye, toffee and bitterness. the element i dont like (and most aus breweries seem to love) is the galaxy hops. dirty heavy overripe tropical fruit and an odd tomato flavour that competes with the malt in midpalate rather than expanding it out into the finish. potential here but the syrup and fruit win over the malt and bitterness.


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