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


on tap


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity hoppy. Mellow, fruity, citrusy and bitter. Distinct fruity and bitter into a dry and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11811) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
cloudy yellow , large offwhite head. hoppy aroma, malty base. flavor is hoppy, malty. strong. well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, light soap, sweetness, caramel. Flavour of flowers, caramel, flowers, spice, pine. Meidum to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a cloudy amber with a lively, rough off-white head that dissipates. Sweet citrusy nose. Medium body, somewhat rough bubbly carbonation. Sweet fruits and perfumy almost gingery and citrusy hops. Solid, dry bitterness in the finish. Nice one. 241010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2051) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap (extracted from bottle, Biero Melbourne). Great beer. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and grass. Taste is sweet, with a long-lasting bitter finish. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjollnir (394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2010
330mL bottle, BB 08/11. Pours clear dark gold with a thick off-white head that settles down to a thin covering and leaves a little lacing. Aroma of citrus, passionfruit and caramel. Medium sweetness and bitterness, some hop flavour, sweeter and less bitter than expected. Medium bodied, average carbonation, fairly creamy with a lingering but slightly dulled finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (625) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
Dark amber orange under a thick white head, very inviting. Sweet tropical aromas. Sweet malt a first sip then quite a long resinous, spicy hop hit. Alcohol very present and warming. Very much like this and dont know of an Aussie 2ipa to compare. Awsome sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2423) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Now don’t get me wrong - this is good but it’s 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3319) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 [6/10] Tap. Amber, with a small but dense cream head. Aroma: nectarine, pear, caramel under resin and grapefruit. Pretty inviting - it certainly doesn’t 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]

[10/10] 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 there’s enough. Pretty harmonious for this sort of thing.

[12/15] First time I’ve seen this in bottles for a long time. A lovely blend hops on a fairly rich but complementary malty background. Dodges the usual issues I have with IIPAs by not being very strong. Fine beer.

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