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Brewed by Green Beacon Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Windjammer has a deep golden hue and is boldly bittered via early and late kettle hop injections backed up by adding even more hops during fermentation. This dry hopped ale is a standout in both it’s up front bitterness, its spicy citrus aroma and its long finish on the palette. A powerful beer originally brewed to survive the long trip from the UK to India, it is best paired with subtle foods because it will always take centre stage. A Hop driven delight that will take your breath away!

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Greavsie (8) - - JUN 6, 2013
From the brewery bar on 7/6/13. Cloudy appearance, citrus aroma, helluva hop bite. Long spicy finish with a pronounced peppery note ("it actually stings, said my companion). Only (?) 5.5% abv but the heavy hop character made it taste stronger than that. Summary: very lovely indeed.


3.1
vanvenlo (1903) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2017
Far Side ontap(16-Jul-17) Candy grass aroma. Amber, ok head and spider lacing. Sweet citrus herbal flavour. Bitter herbal finish and grass tangy aftertaste.

3.3
Lunkie (1950) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2017
Herbal spice hop aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Fruity spice herbal hop flavour. Fizzy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
gafferpom (39) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2017
Sweet candy aroma, pineapple cubes - sweetness on the front palate. Well balanced, not too much malt and not too bitter. Good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
varanid99 (1287) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2017
Light gold with a huge fluffy white head. Slight spicy note, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste is fairly similar - pine, grapefruit, caramel and a bit grassy. Pretty good

4.1
craftyrocker (56) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2017 375mL can from Boozebud. Undated but fresh as a new retailer release. Appearance: Light golden with a white head which later fades to a ring. Aroma: Tropical hops and a bit of spice. Taste: This oozes with delightful tropical and pine hops. Rounded off with sweet biscuity malt. Its lasting bitterness is satisfying. Perfect! Mouthfeel: Above average body and carbonation. Overall: Excellent Aussie-made West Coast IPA. Best fresh!

3.6
danjs5 (262) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2016
In tap at Green Beacon Brewery. Nice frothy head. Fruity nose. Almost amber pour with good carbonation. Initially fizzy taste with intense fruit and hops hit. Great lasting hops palate.

3.6
Shark_Pants (763) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
375ml can, no BB date. Hazy golden amber with fairly large aerated white head. Strong pine and grapefruit aromas, catty notes, honey, pineapple. The taste has a bready and caramel malt character, lots of resin, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, rockmelon, grass. Bad description, but very juicy. Quite fat bodied, higher than average carbonation. Quite a good IPA.

3.6
Dervock (1407) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
Can - pours gold with a white head. Aroma is pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is piney hop with some caramel and a dry tropical fruit finish.

4.7
Deuce02 (1) - Brisvagas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
Tap and growler, haven’t tried the cans. Good off white head on a golden beer, no suspended partials and really smart hops. A great balance between resin and biscuit hops, flavours on a great beer tast that lingers on the palette. One of the best Aussie beers from a fantastic brewer.

3.9
ANZUShophunter (495) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2016 From can in IPA glass. Pours crystal clear amber with frothy head. The piney/citrus aroma is reminiscent of a West Coast IPA. Hop forward and lingering bitterness on the palate. Solid.


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