Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
South Nowra, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Hops. Flames. Flames. Hops. Did you get all of that? Good. Horns Up Rye IPA is a no holds barred India Pale Ale, chockers full of the best hops New Zealand and the US have to offer, all riding on a solid malt backbone with a hefty serve of malted rye to deliver to your taste buds the Lupulin kick youve been craving. Big pungent hops on the nose followed by hop flavour and bitterness cascading over the tongue with malt sweetness and biscuitiness from the rye. This IPA finishes strong and dry with a lingering bitterness that just goes on, and on, and on like a screaming heavy metal guitar solo, and an after taste that reminds you that youve just had an awesome hoppy experience, like the ringing in your ears after a decibel shattering concert. Horns Up!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5424) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2012
330ml bottle. Big fluffy dirty whitehead atop an orange sunset amber base. Lots of pine and citrus at aromas that are pleasing to the nose and make you anticipate whats to follow. Full flavoured with a big body and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Floppy large head misty yellow pour medium carbonation some sediment the aromas citrus floral flavours grapefruit strong ibu smooth rye taste becoming very popular in these type of ales and tastes or improves the flavour some floral notes the finish good tasting ipa nice hoppy tastes strong bitter and the rye smoothness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3659) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber with a large, loose white head that collapses. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, nectarines. Taste is fairly bitter with some rye breadiness and spices as well. Some peach and pepper, but dominated by grapefruit. The hop and malt/rye flavours dont seem to complement each other all that well and it comes across as tasty but a bit rough and disjointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3495) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cloudy honey orange with a big fluffy white head. Head stays for the remainder and leaves some ok lacing. Nose is quite simple. Citrus and light honey malts on the nose. Pretty much the same in the taste, the over carbonation cuts out a fair bit of flavour. Excess carbonation might be a problem in the bottles Ive had so far. Re-rate bottle thanks to Owen. Much better this time round. Very clean and sessionable with a slightly sweet lingering bitterness. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
Fairly clear golden orange body, citrus notes on the aroma, good bitterness in the taste, a little resiny, the rye doesnt standout much but drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2958) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
A 2011 bottle that swayed the norm by tasting extra fresh when I finally got around to cracking the cap. Another excited to meet me brew from Hopdog, but I must say that once it settled in the glass it was a devilishly alluring ale indeed. Two inches of rocky, snow-white foam atop a sunny, yellow gold body with good clarity and radiance. Notes of strawberry liqueur, bubblegum, peach and pears in fruit syrup; in fact a veritable fruit punch of aromas waft heavily from the glass. Initial spice excites the palate; rye malt comes across nicely. Very long in the finish with a heady amount of herbaceous hops; all piney, weedy and hinting at vine clippings, camphor, eucalypt and mint with a drenching citric bolt. Well rounded with a backbone of toasted grains, rye and granola. Firm body with racy carbonation. Vinous as it warms; the citrus becomes fuzzy under a lot of tart berry notes and a touch of pineapple. Overall quite dry with a sharpness and aggressive bitterness that works well. Very much the fun to drink ale I secretly hoped it would be. Lip smacking good stuff! (33cL, Bottled Nov 2011, Freo Doctor, Fremantle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (2930) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose shows restrained (for an IPA) hops, mainly spicy and grassy. A touch of spicy rye surfaces too. Very aggressive flavours, with a powerful bitterness dominating throughout. Very sharp with lots of pine. Hardly any malt to balance things out. Somewhat one-dimensional. Hits the IPA mark in terms of bitterness, but not particularly interesting. Comes off as sharp and abrasive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2750) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Browny orange amber colour, foam off-white head and aroma of passionfruit, pineapple, hop resin. Taste is malt & rye with an earthy spicey hop resin bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (2229) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
330mL bottle from Slowbeer Bit of a gusher - eventually pours a billowing head atop a hazy orange body. Nice hop-driven nose - citrus rind, grass, tropical fruits, spicy, toasty, doughy malt undertones. Lively carbonation, full body, with a sort of slickness to it. Reminds me of orange-passionfrui juice - some grass & spice in the background. Firm bitterness, dry oily finish. Pretty good, slightly ruined by overcarbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1957) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 8, 2012
Not a bad effort from a new comer but doesnt quite get there. Aromas are the real deal; lifted fresh herbal hops with some assertiveness and bitterness. Good start but falls down a little in the palate; the bitterness remains but hops are quite hard and disjointed that the body of the beer just doesnt match. Sticks out and seems rough. Still, you are left in no doubt that this a hoppy beer.

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