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Murrays Big Wednesday

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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Murray’s Big Wednesday Summer IPA’s vital statistics are that it is 6.1% ABV with an original gravity of 1061. It is a different kind of IPA to our Icon 2IPA – it is 1.5% lighter in alcohol, and it is a bit paler in colour – a ‘summer’ IPA. It uses a lot less of the richer caramel flavours from Crystal malt than the Icon in its malt bill. It is also unusual in that I used no standard bittering hop addition at all in the brewing process – all the ‘bitterness’ in the beer is coming from the aggressive hop flavour from the late hop additions rather than traditionally ‘measurable’ bitterness from earlier additions to the boil. There is an aggressive hop flavour balanced by a biscuity malt character from the blend of British and German malts. The aroma is an aggressive blend of citrus and spice – almost passionfruit character and the finish is relatively dry for a beer of this ABV. For all this hop flavour the beer just maintains its balance and has great drinkability.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (386) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2014
From a bottle. This stuff is so smooth, aroma has a hint of melon and citrus, only a mild bitterness, fruity flavours, this is a very sessionable beer. I love it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Hazy light tan, the hop aroma full of grapes and orchard fruits. Rich earthy character with cinnamon spiciness and brighter citrus. I like the bright finish, fruitiness and drinkability of this, but it is a touch yeasty/unrefined.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7454) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Stated to have 6.0% ABV.
Apricot, citrus, hoppy, sweet, malty, bitter taste. Bitter, alcohol, hoppy, malty, mineral aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness. Some gut feeling alcohol. SWeet, caramel, hoppy scent.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
Fuck me. This shit is just plain fucking offensive. Cunt blew up when I opened it, just about exploded my fucking head when I had a sip. Get fucked.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
Cloudy orange amber, sparsely carbonated and meagrely crowned by a wafer of off-white foam. Nose is dominated by notes of rose water, passionfruit and pineapple with little else aside a touch of pine and orange peel. Quite soft and subtle on the palate. Every bit a session ale, it hits well below its 6.0% ABV. Fruity and quite tangy with a base of grainy malts and pinewood. Light bodied with low carbonation and an oily, rose water and citrus dominated finish that fades quickly. Pretty straightforward! (33cL, 6.0% ABV, BB 15/05/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (861) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy amber with no head. Good aroma - citrus and pine over biscuity malt. Light to medium body with modest fine carbonation. Taste starts off with a pleasant balance candy sweetness and citrus tang, and quickly develops some pretty aggressive hoppy bitterness for a long intense bitter finish. Nice unusual take on a high bitterness IPA, although I am unsure whether the contrast between the lighter foretaste and the intense bitter aftertaste is inspired or just odd.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
Small head medium carbonation amber pour aromas stone fruit pine caramel rich fruit notes the flavours pine strong bitter apricot pineapple grapefruit caramel good strong hoppy IPA the finish best aftertastes tropical citrus stone fruit mix lasting sweet bitter pine taste very nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2013
Herbal fruit passionfruit spice malt aroma. Clear amber colour with fair head and lacing. Malt bubblegum sweet candy flavour with herbal undertones. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1196) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, pine, hops with some hints of spice. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy and lightly spicy finish. Decent.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
HopRedHead (322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2013
Sipped from the bottle. As soon as the lid came off I spilled this shit all over my favourite pair of pants. Alright settle down, maybe it just traveled badly and is a tad over-carbonated. Nice grapefruit aroma with a caramel malt. Took a sip, what the fuck. If you filled a keg with bubble bath, champagne and bubble wrap and rolled it down Mount-Fucking-Rumbly Tumble it would be less carbonated than this. Cant take one sip without the head foaming up through the neck and spraying me in the face. Murrays, I like your other beer, but this is undrinkable.


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