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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (195) - Sydney, - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a Murky Orange Juice Colour. Aroma. smells of sweet fruits Taste. Quite unique, unlike anything else ive 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shark_Pants (699) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
This beer highlights that Vic Secret is much better suited to late hop additions. Ive 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4451) - 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, thats 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1423) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5569) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3511) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle cheers Boobies at GABS. Pours dirty lemon with a thick and fluffy white head. Nose is full of spice and tropical fruits - kind of comes across as a rye a little bit. Taste is plenty pine driven with tropical fruits, zest and more spice again. The spice adds a nice element. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3752) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Aroma of pine, honeydew melon, kumquats, lychees, light caramel. Bracingly dry and quite bitter with resinous pine largely obscuring the tropical fruit.

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