Big Shed Californicator West Coast IPA

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Brewed by Big Shed Brewing Concern
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Royal Park, SA, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The IPA may have its roots in the UK, but our Californicator is all about West Coast USA, and the West Coast USA is all about the hops baby! We sample old and new hop varieties to bring citrus, passionfruit, apricot and pine. We crank the booze for balance and keep the yeast profile clean so nothing takes away from the hops. Enjoy it any way you like because what goes in Cali, stays in Cali.

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3.6
varanid99 (1338) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2017
Deep amber, slightly hazy pour with a thick beige head. Grapefruit, pine, caramel aromas dominate. Taste is heavy malt, toffee, then tropical fruit comes through, finishes with a fair bit of bitterness

4.4
mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2017
Date: 22 July 2017 Purchased From: Greenslopes Cellars Container Type: Bottle Appearance: deep beige head of foam, thick copper colour, done sediment when poured from the bottle Aroma: Caramel and vanilla - more malt than hops Flavour: Sweet hoppiness, pine Palate: Smooth and full bodied Comments: Big and boozy

3.6
macca147 (496) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a dark amber brown with a thin tan head. Aroma: citrus and tropical notes balanced by caramel malt. Taste: citrus, peaches, nectarines, grapefruit, pine flavours. Mild caramel, toffee and biscuity malt flavours. Very bitter. The bitterness dominates the palate and the backend of this beer. Resinous texture. Quite tasty and easy to drink.

3.7
doriangrey (84) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2017
Lovely rich colour. Quite heavy and toffee malt laden with a dash of tropical fruit. Good strength and you can taste the alcohol but it’s definitely not too overbearing

4
ComradeK (1259) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Consumed from the bottle, so I can’t comment on the pour. Strong tropical fruit and citrus hops aromas, backed by a little caramel malt. Strong pine and citrus hops up front, with an apricot flavour leading into caramel malt in the mid-palate. Strong tropical hops to finish. A very good IPA, possibly the best Australian take on they style I’ve tried.

2.8
sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2017
Keg - Ze Pickle, Sydney. Poured a deep amber with a lasting, creamy one-finger off-white head. Mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit. Some sweetness upfront and plenty of grapefruit bitterness but, for me, the alcohol was far too present and gave it a gin-like heat. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation and a moderate length and intensity finish.

3.7
LesArgen (375) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2016
This is a good looking beer, with a slightly cloudy hue and a somewhat orange head that foams up enthusiastically with a bit of swirling. The apricot is a nice change, and there’s lots of grapefruit, orange peel, passionfruit, plus a clear warning that you’re going to get a fair bit of alcohol. That’s probably the overwhelming flavour upon tasting, together with orange peel, butterscotch, honey and grapefruit. It’s a bold beer, and a different take on the West Coast IPA. It’s not quite all it hopes to be, but props for stepping out of the comfort zone.

2.8
Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2016
This has potential. A good hop aroma marred by strong alcohol smell, taste and mouthfeel.

4.7
Hop_Hedonist (644) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at Petition - superb fruity/herbal hop bomb balanced by soft caramel malt - really smooth - easy easy drinker - another excellent AusPA (Australian Pale Ale) built like a US West Coast APA but distinctly Aussie - hooray!

3.4
vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2016
East of Everything ontap(28-Aug-16) Veg orange peel pine aroma.Amber,solid white head&sheet lace.Resin passionfruit biscuit flavour.Bitter spirit herbal finish&resin biscuit malt aftertaste.


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