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

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (192) - - MAR 10, 2013
330 ml bottle big hop aroma bronze in colour good off white head well balanced ipa very good stuff


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (113) - 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

3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7414) - 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.

4
   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

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured and settled a hazy, darker orange amber color. Off white but not light tan colored head. Kind of sort of grey in a way. Strange. Half finger of head that quickly went to film. Looked better on swirling but also fell apart quickly. S-- Tropical fruit salad with some boiled hard candy. Followed but a quick flash of pine and then lots of lemon grass. UMMM can I have back the fruit salad part?? That was nice. Lemon grass?? Not so much. T-- Flashes of real good stuff but turns to lemon grass very quickly. Like bad Thai food. Sigh. M-- Body is pretty much correct for the style and the ABV. Good amount of oily residue in the mouth, spot on carbonation and feel, yet missing a whole lot. Incomplete and harsh lemon and grassy in the mouth. O-- A step up for this brewery but a long way to go to get good yet. Nothing special, great, or worth revisiting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
On tap at microbrewery. Pours a clear dark amber colour with off-white head. Subtle hops on nose. Tasts with a trace of malt followed by hops bitterness. Medium bodies with a lingering slightly bitter finish. Strong hops aroma and taste compared with their other beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at the Royal Standard. Great balance. Aromas of caramel, flowers, and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3895) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours clear dark amber with a nice bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel, malty and piny. Flavor is bitter, citric, piny, caramel, malty, sweet and fruity. Finishes bitter sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. A fair bit of bitterness, the hops are earthy and very herbal. A touch of sourness with the malt.


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