Sevenlee (1096) - 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 (2294) - 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 (1625) - 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 (1872) - 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 (664) - 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 (265) - 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 (473) - 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.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Purvis. Nice looking beer, amber in colour and big head. Malty bread, grains and citrus aroma. Sweet tasting with medium-high bitterness.
Great bitter finish, enjoyable beer.
hawthorne00 (2108) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as Rare Breed Rye IPA, 6.1%ABV. Clear amber with a large off-white head. Muted aroma of bread, lychees, grapefruit, apricots. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is moderately sweet and much fruitier than suggested by the aroma: grapefruit, stone and some tropical fruits as well as bread. Bitter finish has an unusual spice note at the tip of the tongue. Interesting beer with lots going on.