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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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In 2011 Bridge Road Brewers brewed the first ever commercial beer using Vic Secret, when it was still part, an an R&D program and before it even had a name. We are thrilled that this hop is now available commercially. This hop has a clean fruit characters, leaning towards melon, with solid hop resin and a touch of pine

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (222) - Sydney, - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a Murky Orange Juice Colour. Aroma. smells of sweet fruits Taste. Quite unique, unlike anything else i’ve tasted, very piney with not much else going on. as a previous commenter mentioned not viable as a single hop ipa, but would be something else if used in conjuction with other hop varieties. Overall, this beer is quite piney and bitter, but with no other flavours to back it up it sadly falls short of being a great beer, none the less i would still recommend it.


3.6
Muggus69 (2721) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2017
Draught @ Cambrian Hotel, Bendigo Pale gold body, holds a tight white head. Resiny hop aroma - paw paw, pine sap, unripe rockmelon, a whisp of grainy malt. Medium/full body, clean overall character. Slightly spicy on the palate - green cut herbs & leaves, then becomes more fruity - rockmelon & paw paw/papaya once again, firm bitterness, lingering finish. Big fan of the hop, well executed IPA.

3.8
nhardes (62) - - AUG 26, 2017
Clear deep golden appearance. Small off-white head with good retention. Pine and melon aromas. Low carbonation. Sweet hop and tropical fruit palate. Good weight considering low ABV for an IPA. Well balanced developing bitterness through to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
Shark_Pants (764) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
This beer highlights that Vic Secret is much better suited to late hop additions. I’ve enjoyed this hop in late hopped beers, but the (assumed) bittering addition seems to have given this beer an unpleasant mouldy bread character. Not great but perhaps I got a bad bottle, looking at others ratings.

3.4
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2015
In the glass, a good head, very pine aroma, tastes alot of pine and a few fruits with it. A pilsner like after taste. not much to say with it. but it for sure is not a bad beer

3.8
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2015
Second beer in the Bridge Road IPA four-pack. Peachy gold, appearance let down by a weak head. Much bigger news than the first beer (Summer hop): strong pink grapefruit, canned peach, and some eucalyptus resin. Thicker mouthfeel - ooh, this is nice. Not sure why the body should feel so much fuller when the malt profile is the same, but there it is. On the tongue, mango, grapefruit, pine cone. Higher bitterness - towards the upper end of the session scale. Packs a lot of punch for its weight - in a blind tasting I would have thought this was 5.8 - 6% abv, rather than the actual and very modest 4.8%. Pretty impressive.

3.8
jbruner (5274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of sweet citrus, melon, and stone fruit, wow, that’s nice. Taste follows, less than the nose, malty back end, sensing a theme with these beers. Love the nose on this one, mild bitterness, good stuff.

3.7
floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 30, 2015
330ml bottle. It’s got a big resinous pine oil aroma with a touch of stone fruit on top of the subdued caramel malt bill. It tastes similar with a moderate resinous hop bitterness that lingers. Pours amber with a decent white head. Probably my favourite of the single hop series.

3.7
gam (4073) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
Neat rich head amber pour strong carbonation aromas melon pine floral citrus the flavours pine medium strong bitter floral sweetness grapefruit lots of resin stone fruit nice and crisp the finish sharp hops lasting resin and pine notes bitter taste very enjoyable ale

4
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This was my favourite of the beer school pack. Very good IPA, shows off the hop very nicely!

3.5
mkel07 (6362) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Craft Wine Store. Reasonably good hop aroma that carries over into the flavour. Looks good when poured into a glass.


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