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Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with three of the American “C” hops – Centennial, Chinook and Columbus – that give it a big, fruity aroma and a backend kick and a half. It’s light on its feet too, though, with a malt bill that refrains from getting too chewy, instead allowing the hops to take centre stage.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (527) - - NOV 17, 2013
Cloudy orange in colour, lasting head, faint citrus aroma, strong hops fruity flavours. A big tasting beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Some hop aromas balanced with malt. Pale golden red almost apricot or peach colour with big white fluffy head. Big resinous hit up front with a nice caramel hit integer midfle, finishes dry and resinous. Med to heavy body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
Packs good punch and is actually quite drinkable, a character I don’t always associate with high IPA styles. Good lifted fruit on the nose. Palate is not quite complete; plenty of hoppy bitterness early and late but there’s a hole in the middle where the intensity drop away. Weird, but not a massive issue. Good effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Clear orange/amber, large frothy head, citrus, pine, passionfruit, caramel lollies, extreme bitter finish. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (306) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
330ml bottle.
Pours a light clear golden orange with lots of foamy white head.
There’s lots of orange and lemon on the nose, and some yummy tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya and mango. There’s also a generic fruity sweetness.
Tastes of citrus, some more pineapple and mango, just a little bit of caramel, lots of pine and quite bitter on the finish. Unfortunately, the carbonation gets in the way. It’s very high for an IIPA.
Body is medium, and as I said the carbonation is pretty out of control.
Very nice once the carbonation dies down. An all out hop assault, without too much malt character to get in the way. It’s good to see that Australia is embracing both the very balanced, quite malty IPA and the balls-to-the-wall all hops IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrishrt30 (95) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours pale amber with a big white fluffy head. Strong fruit punch aroma, pineapple, passionfruit and melon. Smooth and fruity, pineapple and passion, good even bitterness and very light resins. Crisp and clean finish, doughy malt gives it a lighter bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours amber with a large lasting head. Aroma of honey, white wine, sweet malt, sultanas and some light fruity hops. Flavours include more honey and sweet malt with soft banana, sultana and fortified wine notes. Some booze later on along with a metallic note. Way too much carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Mainly foam in the initial pour but is does settle to a hazy amber beer. Overdose of floral hop aromas with a flavour to match. Resinous and long lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
Very gassy large head deep gold pour aromas floral strong citrus stone fruit caramel the flavours sweet floral note resin citrus strong bitter grapefruit lemon apricot creamy like caramel sweetness good lovely smoothness very likeable ale the finish good tastes all round strong hops rich malt lasting bitter sweetness good tucker

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours a cloduy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, pine and plenty of hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LesArgen (195) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
Is there anything Red Duck can’t do? This one is even better than their Hoppy Amber, which I love. There is such a depth of character to this beer, with loads of flavours, including honey, watermelon, rockmelon, grapefruit, orange and coriander. It was a genuine shock to read that this is a 9% beer. Just a ripper.


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