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 Gage’s 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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TedE (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Slight aroma, citric hops but also a little malt. Nice copper coloured beer with white head. Medium carbonation. Not as bitter as I expected. Definitely hoppy but with a smoky malt background. Finish is lingering and bitter. A bit understated but drinkable.

k0mpsa (3070) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle from bws, broadbeach. Clear copper color, white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Malty body but nice kick of dry hops.

jinroh (2280) - ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours amber, mediocre head, stays for a bit. Aroma is toasted bread, breadcrumbs, some caramel. Taste has also some caramel, bit of hops (not much though), malt base is strong. Drinks well but for me it feels more like a malty pale ale than IPA.

magpieken (130) - - JAN 30, 2015
320ml bottle. Pours a bright, light amber with a subdued, off white head which reduced to a long lasting ring and only traces of lacing. A moderate hoppy aroma; floral, bread, honey, citrus and caramel. Medium to high bitterness with some obvious malt sweetness. Medium body, dry, earthy, bitter, nutty finish. Quite drinkable. A pretty decent example of a Pommy style IPA. 8.

Marcus356 (3) - St Kilda East, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
Could think of worse beers by the guys at Gage Roads, sweet caramel malt and slightly sour fruit notes underlined by medium carbonation and earthy hop bitterness.

Polycotton (9) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 I recently got a case of this for the first time in awhile. I used to rate it as a bang for buck session beer but found it a bit wanting this time round, even in the $52 price range. I can really only give it an average rating. In this price range I’d rather be drinking a Dundee IPA or something fairly generic like a Fat Yak.

StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
From a bottle. Not the hoppiest IPA I’ve had but still quite good, well worth a try if you like a mild sessionable one.

DeliriumT (542) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
This is probably the best value beer in the country. A tasty beverage that you can pick up at every bottle shop. Aroma is pleasingly sweet and hoppy. Well balanced flavour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Poured a clear, effervescent amber with copper hues and a creamy, lacing two-finger, mostly lasting off-white to light beige head. Caramel, biscuity and bready malts comprise a backbone and palate weight to characters of leafy hops and orange and citrus fruits. Finishes with a pithy, near-resinous and protracted bitterness and an aftertaste of dry earthy yeastiness. Medium body and medium carbonation working both to provide a crisp, firm and fresh palate texture making this a solid, refreshing quaffer. Fine with strong bitter hop qualities and adequate malt body but lacking a little fruit for balance.

VinegarStroke (445) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle: clear, copper color, light medium head and great lace. Caramel and a little funky skunky. More malt than hops. Rubbery hops. Sulphide blows off and the fruity caramel malted dominates. Dry, not sour and certainly bitter. Medium wieght and length. Opens with air. East coast style.

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