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: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarossaLuke (549) - 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. Murray’s make some outstanding beers, one of my favourite aussie producers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2601) - 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 there’s 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. Murray’s continue to amaze me with their brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (703) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5422) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Sampled from 750 ml bottle and shred by StLWill. Pours a semi-clear copper amber brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates to an off-white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some grapefruit, a hint of tangerine, pine and some peach. Taste is slightly tart and medium bodied with flavors of grapefruit, light caramel, tropical fruit and some spicy resin hops. Finish continues the spiced grapefruit bitterness that lingers after the finish. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2009
Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Nice lacing around the glass. Pleasant aroma of caramel, grapefruit, citrus, passionfruit and pine hops. Awesome flavour of caramel malt and the citrus and fruits are now gracing the tongue as well. Smooth mouthfeel with a lingering dry and hoppy bitter finish. One just isn’t enough. A big beer for sure, this one’s like whoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3906) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
Thin head back to some frothy cover,good carbonation in an an apricot coloured beer,has a good look.Aroma malty,fruit(a good mix)caramel.Flavour tangy,nice bitterness(citric)citric peel,grapefruit,peach,strong flavours,easy going down,this brewery are working wonders.Bitter holds it,s own with other good IPA,s.Finish bitter dry full flavours of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2008
330ml bottle enjoyed on its own. Poured deep copper with cream head. Aromas of excessive hops, sweet acids and some sweet malts that blend well. Flavour is much the same, dominated by hops, also fruits. Medium mouthfeel with some bitterness, turning into all bitterness as it heads south over the tongue. Alcohol content hidden well in this big beer, very well balanced, will be buying again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dredd (772) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2008
Can Murrays do no wrong at the moment? This is a great double IPA. Pour is amber, almost copper with beige head. Aroma is fantastic resinous hops with fruit and malt coming through. Flavour is also fantastic, big bold powerful, but not acrid. Front palate is a nice blend of sweet caramel malt and secondary stonefruit flavours. Finish is superb, it is a very long bitter finish of some mouth coating hop resin, quite bitter, but not as over the top as The Beast. Brilliant!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2008
330ml bottle, 08 vintage. When I heard it was out in stubbies I couldn’t help myself but get a case. Quite a viscous looking copper body with a small dense off-white head, leaving thick lace on the way down. Aroma is just huge, resinous hops! Amazing fruity complexities; lychee, rockmelon, passionfruit, unripe nectarine, intense grapefruit, some pine woodiness and earthy leafiness in there and a hint of caramel malt. Big palate to go along with the nose. Lengthy, sticky feel verging on resiny, low-to-moderate carb, bit gritty bitterness manifests itself early on and won’t let go for a LONG time. A subtly sweet caramel malt backbone stands in little way to a brutal barrage of robust hop character; hard to focus at first, but unripe stonefruit mixed with intense citrus seems to cover the majority of what I get here. But theres more to it, if you look deep, and arn’t afraid of hops...notes of wood, pine needle, tropical fruits that could possibly pass as pineapple and mango. Delicious, if you haven’t got that impression yet. Finish is immasculatingly bitter and drying, and just keeps going and going, and I wonder where the alcohol bite is? This certainly isn’t a beer for NON-beer drinkers, infact they made have some sort of stroke...but for hopheads, this is bliss. Certainly tops the list of hop-driven beers downunder...nothing compares...yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 2009 vintage back in 750ml: Pours slightly hazy orange/copper with a fluffy white head. Nose has a heap of fresh resiny hops with citrus fruit supporting. Palate translates well, malt comes into play a little more. Orange & grapefruit with slightly sweet toffee malt. Finish is long with agressive resiny hop bitterness and sweet malt lingering.Hard to compare to last years but if memory serves this has more orange and sweet malt. Still number one ipa in oz though!

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