Moon Dog Lando Kardashian Tripel IPA

Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Abbotsford, Australia


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
As hybrids go, the fusing of Star Wars Lando Calrissian with one of modern TVs most potent symbols of an impending apocalypse is pretty unusual; adding what appears to be a Wookiees hand and a rubber glove to the label of the beer bearing said name adds further confusion. Yet the style for Moon Dogs latest isnt as outlandoish as many from their past. That said, the fact that a massively hopped, high alcohol Belgian Tripel isnt completely novel probably says more about life on the boundaries of the craft beer world today than it does about Moon Dog. A fusion of New World hops, American and Belgian yeasts and enough malt to allow it to scale the heights of 11.5 per cent, its a fruity, boozy, maltily sweet yet hoppily bitter treat that lingers long on the palate and reminds us somewhat of the Troubadour Magma thats been doing the rounds recently.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5679) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from The Wine a Emporium May 2013. Whoa this is a big big beer. Hops overtake the senses and the beer fills the mouth. Definitely one I tread carefully with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (883) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Hazy dark amber, small, tight, lasting head, aroma is alcohol, candy sugar, hops, Belgian yeast, taste is peppery, spicy, syrupy, spirity, some bitterness, warming alcohol. Quite good, but glad Im not driving anywhere!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2980) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
Well, why not.. As heated as a Saturday night goes lets add fuel to the fire. 11.5% ABV, well I may just excuse my glass of port for being too weak and get on to this one. Cluddy, heavily marred by proteins in suspension so clarity is negatory. Minimally lasting clad holds on just enough to leave thin wired lace. Heavily, headily resinous, peachy, apricot and artificial fruit medicine nose with an olfactory ting of plastic. Baseboard, low level but fuelled and heated palate. Cardboard, plastic, light oil, nail polish remover. Burp, I just told myself to desist. Vanillin, toothpick, peach juice, vodka, I dont know no more. Just not a Triple IPA. More a 16 year olds attempt at impressing friends with hasty drunken stupidity. Not Moondogs best! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper-amber with a small head that sticks around. Aromas are quite light, but are dominated by Belgian yeast characters of banana and clove with some caramel. The taste however shows strong hop characters, with assertive hop bitterness giving way to marmalade, lemon and peppery spice. Bit of alcohol at the end. Quite a good beer but undone by a lack of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops! yeast, spices, fruit and some floral notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy but not too dry finish. Another good, though not quite as experimental as were used to, from Brew Dog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
Dark orange and hazy, minimal white head. Strong fruit and malt aroma. strong bitter fruit and malt flavour, warming and sticks to the back of the throat. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
Small head misty deep amber pour mild carbonation with sugary rich aromas yeast spice citrus orange lemon toffee grapefruit mixed hoppiness the flavours medium strong bitter lemon rind origin soapy taste lemon grapefruit orange yeasty goodness spice clove a vine taste grape smooth toffee biscuit rich malts soap gone flavours come through nicely the finish spicy touch loads of hops rich malts good balance lovely sweet bitter taste at the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
Biscuit brown and a nice light white ring of lace, but not much of a head. For an IPA the nose is quiet light, floral notes, pineapple, passion and a hint of honey. Thick and chewy, sweetness like salty toffee. A good hoppy bite evens out the candy sugar, but there is a slight sourness, which curls the tongue in the finish. The incredibly high alcohol leaves a warming, malty, biscuity coating in the mouth. Being an IPA there is a definite bitterness, good resins and a slight tang of fermented fruit. A very interesting beer that is not overwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
Dull bronze body with decent head. On the aroma is all three - hops, malt and yeast, and that is probably the same in the taste with nothing making real statement, though the alcohol doesn't step in either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CitrusP (66) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
Far too raw on the alcohol on the back end and sweet on the front end. Couldnt have told you that this was belgian inspired from a blind taste. Doesnt make itself known very clearly. The combination of malt and hops has potential and shows glimpses of goodness but its smothered by the ABV which is not properly synced with the flavour. Would be interesting to age one.

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