Brewed by Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Barongarook, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
The Raconteur IPA tells the classic story of American India Pale Ale with hops the protagonist. A hop driven beer in every way, hops are added throughout the entire brewing process from the mash tun to the kettle and even the fermenter. The classic "Three C’s" combination of Centennial, Chinook and Cascade hops balance the caramelised malt profile in a way sure to give you a story with a happy ending.

vinhol's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (344) - - MAR 10, 2013
330 ml bottle big hop aroma bronze in colour good off white head well balanced ipa very good stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Tap at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse. Cloudy Amber , low creamy offwhite head. Light catty fruity hop notes, peach, mango, lychee. Medium light straw body, light youghurt. Given the great hop flavors in their other brews a tad disappointing really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours with nice hoppy aroma. A bit of bite on the taste buds worthy of the Prickly moniker. Generous hops throughout for a hoppy ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (502) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2015
Good simple IPA. Hits all the right notes in all categories without truly dominating any. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alberti92 (159) - - NOV 25, 2014
Pours copper red with a lasting head. There are aromas of honey, roasted caramel and peanuts. Taste is very similar however I think the malt character has overpowered the hops as I don't get that "happy hop ending" as proclaimed on the packaging. Still enjoyed this AIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014
Well-made APA using Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops. A "true" American pale ale in that it is fairly high in alcohol and hops but also highly quaffable. Looks the business: peachy amber with a lavish head showing good length. Juicy summer fruits on the nose - peaches and passionfruit dipped in caramel. Medium-bodied, with slightly biting carbonation that detracts a mite from the overall experience but not sufficiently to derail it. Big mouth-fill of summer fruits. Bitter lemon, pine needles dominate, with some chewy toffee notes for a base. Nice, just nice. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Not too hoppy but good malt aroma. Cloudy golden colour with good head. Very nice malty flavour with nice hop balance. Med body with low to med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ando1712 (11) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
A - Strong, sweet malty & fruity. Not quite getting the pine from the Chinook hops. A - Cloudy amber not all that flash. Good head though starts about 1 fingers & settles to a nice creamy film. Minimal lacing. T - Strong malty to start then the bitterness kicks in & the malt is forgotten. The reasonably high alcohol volume is very well hidden which I like. P - Very smooth, sits nicely on your tongue before floating down your throat leaving a lot of bitterness behind. O - Very nice. It’s not over the top hoppy which can be great, but a very easy to drink classy IPA. This is advertised as ’A Love Story About Hops’ if it is, it’s a long romance rather than a sleazy affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 33 cl at Slowbeer, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Cloudy brown color, tan head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Sweet, bitter, malty, citrus taste. Bitter, resin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ryanmalkmus (17) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
330ml from slow beer in Richmond, served quite cold. Poured hazy burnt amber with creamy white head that dissipated slowly. Mild, nutty aroma. Very we'll balanced palate, rich and malty mouthfeel for an ipa and tasteful combination of classic American hops (chinook, cascade, centennial). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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