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Murray’s Spartacus Imperial IPA

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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
10% abv. Over 100 IBU.

A huge, in-your-face, over-the-top brew. Too many hops additions to count. A big showcase of New Zealand Riwaka and Motueka hops – flowers and pellets. As many as we could squeeze in.

Big – but dangerously drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy light amber color, bright copper hue. Nice, robust IIPA with moderate sweetness, good malt, and very good resiny hops, piney, a bit citrusy; a suspicion of sourness though.
Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle - Mandarin and mango. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Rich, sweet and some intense mango. Very tropical and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lupulist (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours a hazy orange colour with a quickly dissipating, off-white head. Aroma of citrus, with grassy notes. Big bitter pithy taste, with mango on the medium-length finish. Enjoying this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12897) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
330mL bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out citrus and floral hops, with a slight spiciness, and dry biscuity malt. Flavour is pretty timid for a 10%, 100 IBU IIPA, with faded citrus, spicy and floral hops, and a dry bready malt backing. Clean enough, with a thin maltiness that allows the hops to breathe more so. Solid, but not overly impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (63) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap at the Alehouse Project. Pours a fairly light golden colour with a creamy finger of white head. Very clear. Smells like a fresh bunch of NZ hops. Citrus, Pine and that NZ hop funk carries this one through from start to finish. Pretty bitter, but not bracingly. Drinks well for the size, low to medium carbonation. One of the best Imperial IPA’s in Australia, wish they made it more often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9431) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Bitter, resin, alcohol taste. Alcohol, bitter aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, high to very high dry grapefruit bitterness. Clear golden color, white head. Warming alcohol. Sweet, malty, alcohol, hoppy scent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Murrays in Manly. Definitely the most solid Australian Am style IIPA I have had. Huge NZ hop kick. Great aroma and flavor. A must drink for big hopheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
31st August 2011
Cloudy amber beer, small cream coloured head. Smooth silky palate. Rich beer! Nice caramel malt base. Rich deep hops! Slightly briney like a big barleywine but with sweetish peach and mango. Finishes with more caramel malt and a drop of aniseed. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2057) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
On tap at the Alehouse Project. Great beer, complex and balanced. Aromas of caramel, grass, chocolate, biscuit, and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
Tap at Murray's at manly. Deep copper pour little head. This beer packs a punch! Straight away can smell fresh New Zealand hops with loads of grapefruit and citrus fruits. Taste is well balanced with a malty bitter finish rounding off the aggressive hop presence. Really easy to drink at 9.2%. I like this a lot

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