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Gage Roads Sleeping Giant India Pale Ale

Brewed by Gage Roads Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Perth, WA, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Our tribute to the beers that once quenched the thirst of parched colonials at Admiral Gages East India station. This UK-style IPA is rich with caramel malt and overripe stone fruit character, balanced with a big bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeonofTipples (1) - - NOV 14, 2016 does not count
A pretty decent sessionable IPA, good aroma and colour, Easy to fine and a good choice if you are looking for a easy to drink beer with plenty of hop flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
danjs5 (55) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Decent IPA with great complexity of flavours. English style IPA is easy drinking with good malt backbone and hoppy finish. Very enjoyable and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tezminator (82) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle from the local BWS. Quite basic English style IPA. Nothing offensive, nothing too exciting. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neongolden (1288) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
(Bottle from BWS Broadbeach) Pours a deep amber-orange with a small lingering white head and a bit of lace. Aroma malt driven on the light toffee or burnt caramel side, dark crackers and biscuit, light orange, floral and earth notes. Flavour of dark caramel, biscuit, lightly toasted nuts, earth, slightly spicy herbal hops hops with a little orange and flowers. Semi-dry finish with lingering malt, oranges and peppery hop bitterness, slight grain too. Medium bodied with average carbonation. An okay English IPA, not really my style but it also doesnt get the blood pumping.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
babymammoth (63) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2016
Pretty much what it says in the deScription. A good beer that wont let you down. As a first choice on the shelf Im not sure. The malt is smooth with a good nose but missing some more hops for my taste. The honey tasting malt are the highlight making it rather more like an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (637) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber, small white head. Good value session ipa with good balance between biscuit/caramel malts and citrus/earth/pine hops with only moderate levels of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bygers (1169) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle 0,33l. Pours s copper coloured beer with white head. Slight aroma, citric hops but also a little malt. Definitely hoppy but with a smoky malt background. Medium carbonation. Finish is lingering and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18109) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Mads. Light hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190116

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2016
Burned orange with a very thin, crisp white head. Spiced aroma with some reasonably hefty malt scents present, dark caramel. Decent upfront bitterness, herbal and earthy hop flavours, cracked pepper and slight citrus. Malt backbone not as strong as label promised but still there slightly. Medium body with good carbonation, lingering bitterness. Its ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (213) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
330ml bottle poured into a shaker glass. Aroma - citrus and pine. Not as big on the nose as other IPAs but more than your standard pale ale. A slightly cloudy deep golden honey colour. White foam that on the first pour came to about one finger. I used the last 50mls or so to really step it up and got to about two fingers with a very lively pour. Held for a minute or two and then faded away to a ring. Some lacing so far, but nothing huge. Quite a malty and meaty(? - perhaps savoury is a better word) flavour up front; followed by malty sweetness (which despite the label, I didnt expect from an IPA) and then tartness at the end which lingers on the palate. Would really go well with a strong cheddar or zesty foods like salsa, or a mango chutney (so mexican salads and indian food - no surprises there). Overall a surprising IPA due to the maltiness. Although I liked it, it isnt my favourite and not what I had in mind when I thought: "lets have an IPA tonight". It will go very well with the fish tacos tonight, but after every mouthful all I really want is mango chutney. Nice beer, but not what I was expecting in an IPA.

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