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Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
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RATINGS: 46   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. Itís 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 itís all fruity hops Ė tropical and zingy. The palate is full, bitter and rich Ė the rye helping out with this. It clocks in at 6.1%abv, 60BUsÖ Available at McCoppins, Slow Beer, Blackhearts & Sparrows and other discerning beery stores. Hope you like it!


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alberti92 (34) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark amber colour with a finger of head. Sweet toffee and caramel on the nose with slight citrus perhaps? Fairly moderate mouthful with moderate carbonation. Taste is slightly Citrus with plenty of roasty characters accompanied by a peppery/spicy finish. I was expecting more from this but I have to keep in mind that this was sitting on the shelf at work for a few months before I bought it so possibly some of the hop characters may have faded in this time.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malrider69 (48) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
Pleasant amber/copper colour with a soapy head. A mild aroma is indicative of the subtle, yet complex flavour that exhibits hints of spicy rye and resin. Another excellent beer by Mountain Goat

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7022) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
bottle picked up at dan murphys around terrigal. somewhere between amber and brown with a minimal head; grainy aroma with some sweet citric notes; mango nectar texture; some tinned fruit salad with modest bitterness. pleasant

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7433) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Big dirrrrty bomber shared at Taps beer bar, KL. It pours cloudy deep red-amber with a small yellow-white head. The nose is earthy, pine needles, citrus peel, sherbet, light caramel and toast. The taste is bitter, pine needles, resin, earth, breadth, orange muffin and light alcohol with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Punchy and tasty, yet very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (560) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
Darkish gold pour with a big white head. Caramel, peachy, citrus in the aroma. Taste is orange, caramel, toasty, peach. Not bad at all

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - JAN 16, 2014
A bit boring. Pours a very inviting warm amber. Smells yeasty with a nice Cascade hop smell and some malt. Not much taste to it, though the rye does come through. Drinkable and definitely not unpleasant but the tepid flavour is probably the most disappointing part of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1023) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
From a 640ml bottle on 29/12/2013. Pours an opaque dark golden with a variable head. Has a mild hoppy aroma with some caramel in the mix. The flavour features lots of caramel and toffee malt. The hops are fruity and relatively firm but relatively modest by IPA standards. The dry rye is evident at the finish. Has a medium body and medium carbonation. Solid if not spectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (260) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Toasty malt which must be the rye - balanced with a decent fruity hop hit - could do with bigger hop load to counter the malt but overall very pleasant - couldnít drink a lot of it cos itís quite heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (378) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
640ml bottle.
Pours a clear amber with a white frothy head.
Nose is fresh peaches, pineapple and oranges, with a bit of caramel and some rye notes.
Flavour is lots of fruity orange and grapefruity hop flavours, some stone fruits, some caramel, some bready rye notes, and a bitter, grapefruit peel finish.
Body is medium and carbonation seems slightly towards the low end.
Overall a pretty bold IPA, with interesting rye notes. Doesnít blow me away, but itís definitely solid and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (408) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
Looks.. Deep rich amber, lge head. Smells..somewhat in the tropical fruit direction, though a nutty, malty, rye and slight spice thing seems to just be more dominant. Tastes..pretty even balance on the fruit and spicey, rye, malty bits, healthy bitterness suits well too. Goodbreed.


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