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Murrays Retro Rocket Ale

Murrays Retro Rocket Ale
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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Low Alcohol
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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Retro Rocket Ale is proof big things can come in small packages. At just on 2.8% ABV it qualifies as a ’light’ beer, but is brewed to pack a big flavour punch. Brewed using the best British malts it carries a big, almost over the top hop flavour and aroma. Almost coppery red in colour It is not a beer for the faint hearted - don’t let the Rocket’s ABV fool you! It is Australia’s ’smallest’ IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2014
on tap at the hop factory in newcastle. amber with a lasting white head; aroma of pond scum, coola cordial, honeycomb and old dark well; curious honey rye flavour with a steady earthy hop finish. curious and pretty good for a light beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Fresh, seabreeze hop aroma w tropical fruit. A little fizzy, fruity and fairly bitter. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Described as an "IPA".
A little bit hazy deep golden color, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy, dry wall, malty, mineral, bitter taste. Mineral, dry wall, bitter aftertaste, also grapefruit. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium high dry bitterness. Sweet, hoppy, fruity scent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at Murray's Manly. Bright copper, grassy hop aroma, light bodied but really flavorsome beer, a standout light. Wish they bottled this stuff - liquid gold! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
(On tap) Clear copper colour with slight white head. Floral hop aroma. Good carbonation. Caramel and hoppy bitterness taste. An excellent light beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1226) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
Draught Wow, now this is something completely out there! Amber sort of beer, rocky head holds on. Hop aroma is just HUGE, almost go as far as to call it more intense than the Icon; resiny, ripe fruits, pine, woody spice, pepper, and not to outplayed, there’s still a good punch of toffee and nutty malt underneath. Body is really where this beer is astounding; unbelievably full bodied, chewy malt texture, with decent length. You’d swear the beer was at least twice the abv! Once again, I really can’t help but think of the Icon when sipping it, the hop character is off the chart, so resiny almost sticky, malt drops away maybe a bit quicker than the Icon, but bitterness is just as high lingering unabated for an eternity, somewhat aggressivel so. Very special beer, almost too intense to be considered a sessionable beer, but at light beer strength you certainly could have a big session on it...and probaby wreek of hops for a week...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3556) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2011
On tap at Local Taphouse Sydney. Not sure if this is an American Pale Ale but it does have a lot of flavour for a very low alcohol beer. Solid copper colour this is not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Draught at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda (Melbourne). Difficult to get these beers right when playing around the margins. This just doesn’t quite get there, the body just being too thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2011
(on tap at Taphouse Syd) Pale ale or some take on an English ale? Mild style and perhaps low ABV. Light caramel malts and some low impact herbal hops. There’s a slight rusty mineral touch nods to an IPA but to be truthful I can’t reall pick the style. (later learnt of the the 2.8% so in this context a stunning low abv beer)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2011 Tap. Quite a full hoppy nose. In the mouth it is reminisant of tea with a slightly muddled hoppy finish. I think this would be sharper and more impressive when it was first released, not a month down the track. Enjoyable.


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