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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bobís Farm, NSW, Australia
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Now donít get me wrong - this is good but itís again a very malt heavy beer which seems to be the norm for this style in Australia. Nose is nice and ballsy and the initial sips are very enjoyable, but as it warms the malt comes to the fore and tends to dominate too prominently. I would personal knock this down to about 6.5% and keep the hopping regime as is. Difficult to get hold of too..if this was regularly available I would probably drink quite often. So in summary good, but not great. Rerate Bottle. This was quite poor and heavily malty. I hope this was a bad bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 very creamy in the mouth, the grapefruit was the main flavour that hit me. with a caramel/toffee malt, this was quite pleasing

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Tap. Amber, with a small but dense cream head. Aroma: nectarine, pear, caramel under resin and grapefruit. Pretty inviting - it certainly doesnít whack you with hops. Just creamy mouthfeel. Big caramel, mild tropical sweetness backed with initially modest but aromatic bitterness. Citrus and resin build and linger. Big, but not loud. Low-key for the style and very drinkable. [3.9]

Bottle, 9C. Clear amber with a creamy light beige head. Big but far from brash fruity and pine aroma has nectarine and kumquats. Taste has those and some solid biscuity malt. Not that much bitterness compared to the aromatic hops, but thereís enough. Pretty harmonious for this sort of thing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Fantastic beer. Anything from this brewery is special. Big hoppy taste. Very attractive looking beer. Makes you want to guzzle the whole glass just based on itís look. The hops taste fresh and mold beautifully. This Double IPA doesnít exactly blow your head off with bitterness, but certainly has zing!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2010
Not for the faint of heart . A big hit of that citrus hop aroma, orange amber in colour and hazy. Strong bitter hop taste and aftertaste that lingers for some time with a touch of the 7.5% alcohol hit. This is not a session beer, but a beer to be savoured. If you like bitter beers with tons of flavour, the you must give this beer a try. Not easy to get, itís a seasonal beer, but worth the effort.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2009
Draught. Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival. Pours a nice deep bronze with minimal slightly offwhite head. Big aromas of citrus, pine and resiny hops. Some malt sweetness and a little alcohol also. Flavour initially shows some citrus from the hops. followed by the sweet malt and caramel flavours and finally comes the resiny hops. Not quite as agressive as would have thought but still an excellent beer. Very excited for the bottle I have stashed away.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2009
750ml Bottle. Had been looking around for this for a while so Iím very glad to finally try it. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with an off-white head that lasts for a while. Nose is very fruity and has lots of floral hops as well as notes of toffee, passionfruit, orange, grapefruit and spice. Flavour is also quite hoppy but more restrained than expected: caramel, cinnamon, citrus and ginger are all noticeable. Medium body and a smooth mouthfeel, almost creamy, and a long bitter, spicy finish. An excellent DIPA and yet another quality beer from Murrays. Hopefully more local brewers will start producing this style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2009
Wow! Big fruity, citrus nose, wuite intense and has some underlying malt aroma there too, also a hint of alcohol. The taste is spicy and creamy, with some alcoholic sweetness. Murrayís make some outstanding beers, one of my favourite aussie producers.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2009
Pours a lovely ruby/amber with a small off-white head that shows good persistence and lacing. Aroma is fruity as! Tangerine, pineapple, paw paw, grapefruit and passion fruit. Then thereís some spicy and resinous hops in the background, along with some sweet malts. Taste is some brief citrus fruit up front before a strong sweet malty backing and some alcohol show their presence. Green hoppy bitterness follows in a finish of reasonable duration. Smooth alcoholic heat creeps up on the palate. Lovely cream body. Murrayís continue to amaze me with their brews.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (643) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
Aroma: freshly cut laws with passionfruit with mounds of rich malt. Appearance: slightly hazy amber dark amber with a fantastic sticky head that left sheet lacing. Flavour: mounds of malt and fruity notes with a brilliant hop balance and just noticeable spiritousness. Palate: thick and rich with a sticky malt and hop finish. Overall this was suprisingly great.


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