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Southern Bay Hop Bazooka

Southern Bay Hop Bazooka
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Brewed by Southern Bay Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Moolap, Australia
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An exhuberant blend of Citra, Galaxy and Stella hops march superbly alongside locally malted barley make this a beer worth fighting for.
At 5.8% this IPA is full strength, full flavour and full of brewing enthusiasm.
Headed by Chief of Staff - Ben, our team of Craft Brewers - Led by Captain Hendo put their heart and soul into this beer. Thanks to our Brewing foot soldiers - CRH, Steve, Jeff and Ryan for winning the War against Bland Beer Terrorism.
Bottled to schedule with duty by Tim, Paul, Alex and Co. This will knock your smelly socks off!
Please contact our head of propaganda, Stevie G to start your own personal battle against bland beer, or ask for it at your local craft beer outlet.... you wonít be disappointed.
Please drink in moderation.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (689) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
Hop Bazooka eh? Lofty claims. Fortunately it is a pretty balanced affair. Pour is hazy orange with a white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is an interesting mix of piney hop resin with a bit of sweetness, honey perhaps? Flavour is a pleasent upfront burst of grapegruit with some biscuity/bread notes. Finish is a good punch of hops, but not harsh or acrid. Given the precise nature, I would think of this more a hop sniper than bazooka. Either way, enjoyable stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
Mrs Parmas ontap (29-Jul-2014) Citrus pine aroma.Amber, low head and sheet suds lace.Light caramel malt&grapefruit flavour.Thick mouthfeel, bitter caramel finish&pine citrus aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Necrobrew (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Big and hoppy, almost too much hops initially on the palate but very enjoyable. Pine and floral, with citrus coming through with a good malt balance. Definitely would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Supertrev (55) - CHINA - JUN 2, 2014
Smells of stone fruit and pineapple. Very murky almost no head- must be the glass. First sip knocked my socks off. I wasn't quite ready for the hop hit. Left my palate feeling hopped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Dark golden-brown, large off-white head, lots of resiney, chewy bitterness, ripe pineapple, passionfruit, grassy, sweet caramel, long dry bitter finish. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (311) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours golden hazy brown with good carbonation. Needed some of the bittering hops to be used for finishing hops. A little overly bitter on the tongue with an aftertaste that doesnít linger. A slight absence of aroma also. This being said, a very drinkable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinhol (274) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
330 mil bottle from iga Mooroolbark hoppy resin aroma Amber in colour taste is resin hoppy ok not great

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niksko (337) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. A bit of a gusher.

Pours a hazy golden color with ridiculous amounts of rocky off white head. Nose is intense tropical and citrus fruit. Pineapple and mango, some peach, and a bit of a spicy resin note.

I originally thought this was a bad bottle, but judging from the other reviews itís supposed to be like this. DONíT swirl this beer in your mouth at all, or it will taste horrible. Taste is very dry and fairly hoppy. Thereís a bit of a citrus and tiny tiny amounts of tropical fruit going on in the mid palate, but itís all lost in lots and lots of pine resin on the back end and a solid bitterness. Itís not crazy bitter, but the pine sort of makes it feel that way.

Mouthfeel is really fluffy and fizzy because of the carbonation. Itís really far too much and it detracts from the beer. Itís so fizzy that it burns your mouth.

Iím not a huge fan of this. Iím a huge hophead, but Iím not a hophead simply for the bitterness. I love hops because of their amazing flavour potential, and unfortunately this has all of the pine and resin flavours and none of the other more desirable ones. Thereís also almost zero malt flavour which means itís quite unbalanced.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (7841) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 50 cl from McCoppins wine store, Melbourne, on August 4, 2013.
Label states 5.6% ABV.
Builds up a huge head. Cloudy orange color, off-white head. Hoppy, herbal scent. Hoppy, resin, very dry, very bitter taste. Dry, resin, bitter, harsh aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, huge bitterness.
This is something for the hopheads, but not really for me. Not a badly made beer, just not for my taste.
Had I not been on the ferry between Melbourne and Tasmania and some 9+ hours of travel ahead of me Iíd probably opoured this one in the sink, now I actually did finish the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (912) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Carlisle celebrations. Golden hazy pour with a frothy white head. Highly carbed up! Explodes into the glass. Citrus, stone fruit and pine needles in the aroma. Slight sweetness in the taste. More citrus hops coming through. The over carbonation works well actually. Not too bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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