Brewed by Vale Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Willunga, SA, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
American Style India Pale Ale
Vale/IPA is our interpretation of an american india pale ale. Using a combination of hops from three countries. This beer is designed with a balance of malt and hops giving a firm bitterness showing passionfruit, citrus and stone fruit characters derived from the hops.

Bottled version brewed at Laverton until the introduction of a bottling line to the Willunga Brewery.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1947) - Phuket, - FEB 3, 2013
Mild take on the style by any interpretation. Buzzy metal flavours and old skool hops show some early promise but soon fades away. Hard to see a compelling case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17664) - PCastle, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours almost clear deep amber colour with a mid-sized good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter fruity hops, red fruits, caramel, plum. Taste of resinous bitter hops, red malt, caramel, sugar, red berries, some spices, interesting and good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tezminator (84) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2016
Balanced IPA with caramel, grass and some pine. Also mild notes of citrus and stone fruit. Moderate bitterness. I dont mind this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (1423) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2016
Restrained aroma in an amber copper pour. Laid back hop balance with a caramel body and mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6714) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Minimally nuttily, caramel malty aroma, weak hoppy overtones with unspecific fruitiness. Taste is mildly bitter hoppy, minimally grassy, minimally unspecific fruity, dry, slightly nuttily, caramel malty basis; super soft palate. Rather boring IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (1169) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy amber colour with a large foamy white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma and taste of light piney and citrusy hops (oranges mainly with notes of passionfruit), biscuity malts with a moderately bitter hop finish. Medium with a lively mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Flanfl (693) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 11, 2015
Cloudy amber, medium white head. Aroma of ripe banana, caramel, candied fruit, strawbery Haribot notes. Smell completly fake and unbalanced. Flavours of caramel, metallic and citrus. Medium bitter astringency finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChronicYouth (5) - - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
Pours golden/amber, very little carbonation. Slight floral aroma but with strange sickly sweet notes. Lots of sediment and bland palate. Bitter piney aftertaste. Quaffable but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2275) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2015
On tap @ The Bottle Shop, London - UK. Color: hazy amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: resin hops and small caramel taste. Taste: medium body, hoppy and caramel finish. Aftertaste: resin and dry bitterness. Good beer easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Draft at the Bottle Shop Bermondsey. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy white head. The aroma holds ripe citrus fruits, pale bread, crackers, pine needles. Medium sweet flavor with more crackery pale malts, lightly oily pine, orange rind, faint bitter grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with more crackery pale malts, bitter grass and pine, rindy citrus. Tasty enough but perhaps a little faded.

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