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Brewed by Black Dog Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Taminick, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The India Pale Ale style was originally brewed to last the long voyage from Britain to India. It is made with plenty of malt and a ridiculous amount of hops. We’ve sourced malts and hops from around the globe to make our mighty IPA in the American style, so expect huge hop aromatics, rich malt flavour and a huge hit of lip smacking hop bitterness. Perfect to cool the heat of a spicy curry or drink on its own to enjoy the huge flavours.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1943) - Glen Iris, - JUN 28, 2014
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky brown amber colour with good head & lacing. Herbal spice malt flavour. Fizzy palate.


3.4
ALLOVATE (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2017
Into a snifter at just on chilled. Deep orange body and hay with a short-lived white crown and oily legs on the meniscus. Plummy, plump, dark stonefruit on the nose. Sweet and caramelised with a hit of peppery spice, pine resin and burnt caramel. Oxidised, sweet honey and toasted bread comes through on first sip. Hops are in full gear but come across as earthy, musty and peppery like green peppercorns. Caramelised stonefruit dominates with licks of bitter melon and honeydew. Body is light for what it is; the alcohol held well in check. Mild in carbonation and well rounded. Highly drinkable but tired, I’d love to try this one fresh. More English than American which I liked, and to be honest even ’tired’ it was a lovely ale. Quaffable stuff! (33cL can, 6.4% ABV, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.4
RoJo28 (63) - - MAY 14, 2017
Fruity aroma with a well weighted taste. Hoppy finish has a good level of bitterness without being over the top ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Bootlegger007 (212) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2017
Pours a murky amber colour, light brown frothy head which settled, heavily malted aroma along with tropical and citrus, flavour was strong spicy pepper bitterness, an excellent Ale in my books.

3.2
mcberko (18060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at Craft & Co, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out stone fruits and light piney hops. Flavour brings out the same notes of piney hops and light restrained stone fruits. Light astringency on the finish. Standard but well-made no nonsense IPA.

3.6
Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2015
330 ml bottle. Murky red-brown body topped by a dense off-white head. Dark bread, cut grass, caramel, pine and flowers in the nose. Rich malty taste amped by by substantial bitter hops. Big mouth feel to match. Lingering bitter finish with a sweet, fruity aftertaste. Big English style IPA but surprisingly well balanced.

2.7
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
bottle from warners at the bay. dark amber, a bit darker than i like my ipa’s, plenty of sediment; some peanut brittle in the aroma, a bit on the stale side; decent bitterness, some woofy alcohol; messy but there’s some decent beer in there somewhere

3.7
varanid99 (1250) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Murky deep amber pour with a big-bubbled pale brown head. It looks a bit rough (the head looks like an early homebrew attempt) but the smell makes up for it - big pineapple, apricot, oranges, resin, and nice malt underneath. Taste is big, malty start - more like an English IPA, but with good bitterness, tropical fruit, apricot, resin, a little bitter on the finish and fairly thick. Pretty bloody good, just a little too much carbonation for me

3.5
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
Pineapple leads the tropical element on nose. Biscuity and malty there is a grand finale with bitterness. A great old style version. 330ml, 6.2%, 1.6std drks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
fletchfighters (1538) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
330 ml bottle Hazy, dark copper color. Massive light tan head. Just a tad bit over carbonated. OK, way over carbonated. Good lacing though. Nose is mostly caramel. Big backbone and some stone fruit. Got some whifs of plastic at first but settled down into malt. Very English taste. Biscuit and caramel malt. Lots of stone fruit. Peach and apricot. Lots of resin though. Oily as heck. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Initial carbonation aside, not too shabby an effort.

3.7
LesArgen (362) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
A big malty IPA with caramel and even a little chocolate combining with pine needles and grapefruit to produce a really smooth beer.


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