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Brewed by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial IPA
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A recently created style in the USA, Icon 2IPA is made in the American/Imperial Indian Pale Ale Style. Icon 2IPA is an extreme beer - extensive hopping creates intense citrus/passionfruit/peppery characters in the flavour and aroma balanced by sweet biscuity malt, which finishes with full bodied, rich and with a rounded bitterness. At 7.5% alcohol, Icon 2IPA is a beer to be savoured.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
Light clear haze orange gold with off white head and decent lace 3 Citrus floral some pine, grain grass and a touch of sweetness 7 Med light body, caramel, burnt toffee and biscuit dominated by a generous bitterness and hop flavor 8 Finishes a touch sweet with biscuit toast and a lingering bitterness. 4 O 17 solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Bottle from Mane liquor, poured a nice cloudy dark copper. Aroma is of aged stone fruits and wonderful hops, taste is malty caramel with the hint of stone fruit a nice DIPA. PS. Have they added Sorachi ace hops with the label change??

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle from GBBF 2011. It pours hazy deep orange-gold, with a thick white head. The nose is orange citrus fruits (particularly mango), pine, orange sherbet and creamy. The taste is sweet orange, zesty tangerine, tangy marmalade, sherbet, resin, pine, big bitterness, leather, oily hop, spice and light alcohol warmth, with a tangy citrus-dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A well balanced, high drinkable, zesty double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Honey/copper color, white head. hop (not that much), caramel, nuts aroma. On the palate i got caramel, nuts, toffee mostly, with a hint of hop and fruity character. Usually i don’t like the IIPA caramel notes but in this case it was just ok and not annoying. Medium body, ok carbonation, quite bitter. very light and enjoyable IIPA, really refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1270) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2011
(Bottle) Poured hazy copper with good off-white head. Beautiful delicate aroma of flowers and tangy fruit. Medium body with full carbonation. The flavour has a well balanced start with malt and caramel complementing refreshing citrusy notes. This start moves rapidly to a strong, but pleasant, bitter hop finish that stays around. Overall a great IPA, but a bit too heavy on the hops for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
0.33 l bottle from GBBF2011. Sweetish citrusy aroma lemon, nuts, toffee and cranberries. Bittersweet nutty, grassy and citrusy flavor with warming alcohol. Strong bitter, nutty, grassy and slightly soapy finish. Might have lost some freshness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7970) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2011
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso luppolato leggero caramello fruttata agrumata resinosa anche in bocca deciso amaro con finale resinoso

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle. They’ve got this one right, that balance was spot on and I enjoyed both the malty base and fruity hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2011
Hazy honey colour with a thick white head. Hints of passionfruit in the aroma and taste. Lovely bitter touches.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a hazy amber with a big, fluffy white head. Awesome lacing. Notes of sweet caramel and sweet fruits, as well as hops. Very balanced. A great toffee and caramel undertone with sweet fruits and light lingering bitterness. Very balanced and lingers for ages. Aussie craft at it’s best. The problem I have been having with Murray’s beers however, is mass oxidation. A fair few Icon’s lately have been huge gushers and impossible to drink. This brings the score down a little for being inconsistent


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