Gage Roads ’The Convict’ Australian Strong Ale

Formerly brewed at Gage Roads Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Perth, WA, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Australian beer drinkers, you’ve been locked up by bland, watered down lagers for too long. Never fear - the fussy bastards at Gage Roads are here to set you free! You won’t find a boring, run-of-the-mill lager here. This is a BIG Australian ale. A boatload of Aussie ingredients: 6 specialty ale malts, 4 of our finest hops. The CONVICT is rich in flavour, soaked in tropical aroma. Dry hopped with an insane amount of Summer, Stella and Galaxy hops, this in an ale that could bend even the strongest bars at Freo Prison. Break off the shackles with Gage Roads THE CONVICT Australian Strong Ale.

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TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
640ml bottle, from dan murpheys, Aroma - hops, fresh, dark red/golden appearance, off white head.First taste - light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, <- Quite an array. Complex, Great head retention, lasted till the third taste! Then fades around to the edges.medium body, average carbonation, abrupt finish, <-> As it warms the bitter lingers. Bottle did look like an exalted Emu export glass, whch is why I first walked past it.

varanid99 (1214) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
Copper pour, the colour of one of those school fete toffees, with a very thin head. Caramel, pine and resin aroma. Toffee, citrus, pine, nice bitterness. fairly long finish, slightly syrupy. Not bad at all.

mkel07 (5983) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2013
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. what else would you have on Australia Day but a beer called The Convict. Bronzed copper colour that is almost red with a sprinkle of tan foam. Looks pretty good and smells even better with a load of resinous piney hop aromas. The flavour is also good with a combination of hops and caramel malt. A well crafted beer. Perfect with my roast iamb.

Maris (1514) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
From a 650ml bottle on 23/1/2013. Pours a clear dark golden with a medium head which disappears quite quickly. Has some light citrus fruit aroma with some caramel in the mix as well. Flavour wise, you get some sweet orange citrus fruits (orange and mandarin) and some rye bread and nutty malt. The bitterness is relatively firm with just a touch of sourness, and lingers. I actually started to enjoy this the more it opened up. I have no idea why this has be characterised as a DIPA - it doesn’t even present as a standard IPA, but it’s a pretty good beer.

Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2013
650mL bottle. Pours dirty brown with a quickly fading white head. It has a slight citrus aroma with a touch of "skunk" which means that it has been exposed to the sun or fluro lights at some point. Very light watery/bitter flavour; everything i have come to expect from gage roads. Don’t bother with this one. Aussie brewers lift your game!!!!!!

davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice and malty, good hoppy backbone. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, hints of anisette, cola and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, with medium-to-full body. Amber, with a thin head.

jimmy01 (40) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2013
Caramel and bready aroma. Amber in colour, adequate white head. Moderate body with malt and some toffee flavours which are unfortunately overwhelmed by unnecessary bitterness and passionfruit of galaxy hops. Not really a strong ale, just another 2X IPA. Disappointing.

fletchfighters (1531) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2013
Dark copper color, light brown film that is persistent. Good spotty lacing. Dusty, metallic orange smell with some tropical fruit notes and toffee. Metallic orange and metallic toffee taste. Some ripe pineapple and pine in mid and back palate. Otherwise thin in spots. Orange marmalade finish. Good in spots but very jumbled for the rest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2013
Deep redish amber poor. Pleasant carbonation minimal head. Big aroma of crisp tropical fruits especially some pineapple. The interesting hop aroma gives way to a more subtle flavour with a slight bitterness and nice malt base.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Awesome label but that's about as far as it gets. Slightly stale and orange driven. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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