ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
640ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber, with a large off-white head, which lasts fairly well, leaving decent lace. Pine hops and strong rye bread make for a fairly simple, but very pleasant aroma. There are strong initial hops, with pine and powerful citrus notes, especially lemon. These lead into a firm backbone of smooth, dark rye, which lends a bit of support to the hops. A touch of burnt toffee comes in towards the finish, which is quite smooth although not especially long-lasting. This is a quite decent attempt at a style I have not seen from an Australian craft brewer before. It lacks the flair of some of the US examples, but is still quite an enjoyable beer.
Davros (1481) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose is pretyt fruity, with lots of peach, passion fruit and apricot. Underneath is spicy hints along with big caramel presence and toffee.
Similar fruity flavours, but also showing a lot of malt, combining to create orange marmalade characters. Nice spicy, bready backing from the rye.
Could use more carbonation.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich misty orange pour frothy head aromas floral rye smoothness rye fruit hops pasionfruit some malt the flavours grapefruit passionfruit honey the rye such a good flavour in ales like wheat smoothness the finish good hop and sweet malt aftertaste bitter that lingers not bad going down
Sevenlee (884) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops, grapefruit and nuts. Taste is also fruity and nutty leading to a solid bitter finish. Great stuff.
maneliquor (1555) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright amber with a small, fluffy white head. Head retention is pretty solid and leaves some spotty lacing. Nose is subtle spice, green hops and tropical/citric fruits. Sweet caramel backs the taste which is oozing with over ripe fruits - tangerine, peach, apricot. Lots of zest. Subtle, yet lingering bitterness with soft and prickly carbonation. Nice work, very good beer which showcases the rye very well
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another very good seasonal from MG. They really have the base IPA for these beers down pat and the rye malt provides, at least to my palate, a grainy, barnyard overlay that reminds me a touch of daggy old Eastern European pilsners. Hoppy yes, aggressive no. Aniseed infused hops to finish. Good value at $10 too. A touch under-carbonated?
davidm (1775) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Parkhill cellars. Delicious IPA, very nicely hopped. Aromas of grain, caramel, cherries, grass, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, almost creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Amber, with a frothy head.
Dredd (638) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, hints of tropical fruit and hoppiness. Colour is deep amber with a thin course tan head. Flavour is a bit thin upfront which moves to some breadiness and long hoppy finish. Finish is long but well balanced.
sinkas (248) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
greatt hoppy and spicy nose,
wonderfully intgegrated hops and malt flavours,
the best rarebreed so far, should be a regular brew get rid of the boring steam ale
Brenhophead (382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a sweet passionfruit aroma and a nice off white head with wonderful lacing. The aroma flows through to the taste nice a nice earthy backing from the mix of rye malt. I was so surprised by this beer and i would have to say it is the best rye IPA i have ever had, i must get more! Bottle was labeled Mountain goat Rare breed rye ipa "Rippa" and its a single batch that i hope they do again in the near future.