Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This is a Hop Driven, Malty Ale with a strong bitterness thanks to a good dose of Citra and Galaxy hops. Its a tough nut, but loveable all the same.

Those of you that loiter in bottleshops in your spare time will probably have noticed that our Rare Breed IPA is no longer a Rare Breed. Shes become an all-grown-up fully-fledged member of the permanent range. And like the doting parents we are, were super proud of her. She still has the same big tropical hop aroma we dry-hop using Galaxy (Tas), Citra (USA) and Motueka (NZ), and full malty body (Ale malt, Wheat and Crystal malts). Specs are: 6.2% abv, 65 BUone for hopheads and beer nerds everywhere.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42638) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
64 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, crisp hoppy and light citrusy. Sweet, yet light watery, crisp hops fruity and mixed mango to citrusy hoppy. Light peachy finish. Ends light and mild fruity. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36175) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of peaches and citrus fruits on a caramel back drop. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a bitter finish. Not a lot of hops for an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle 64 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a hazy golden with a lacing off-white head. Sweet citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet fruitiness, dry citrusy hoppiness and an almost astringent finish. Well made - clearly not an American or a British IPA - this is something different, but in a good way. 180911

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (668) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2011
Good looking amber orange under a tight compact 5mm tan head. Sweet fruit aroma with some citrus and pine. Flavour is sweet and malty then dry hops after. Its weighted to the malty side with a good body, carbonation and quite smooth. Has a lengthy bitter finish. Pretty good for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2638) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. ANOTHER Aussie IPA scared to forgo the big malt base. Whos afraid of the big bad hop? Still, better than when they had their regular IPA. Big tawny malt caramel body with whiffs of citrus and pine emanating off the loch. Full bodied for 5.7%. Could be so much more, but survives as a decent American PALE ALE. Cut down on the crystal malt over reliance please guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Nut brown - dark amber body, with a large tan head. Moderate to highly carbonated. Taste-aroma: Resinous, citrus pith/marmalade, with a toasty-biscuity sweet body, but a significant bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle from a while ago. Hoppy on the nose with some tropical notes, the taste was a beautiful combination of the strong grassy hop and a rich sweet caramel and toffee malt. Nice bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle (in NZ) courtesy of BozoNZ. This didnt do it as much for me. I wasnt picking up too much on the nose, and the malt on the palate felt a little blah. Not sure why I didnt get this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5555) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2011
650ml bottle. Thick creamy sand coloured foam sits atop a copper coloured base, looks great and is packed full of caramel malt and hop aromas that jump out of the glass. The flavour doesnt disappoint with rich malty flavours that sit in the mouth and linger. This is definetely a rare breed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjollnir (401) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2011
640mL bottle, 6.2% ABV. Pours clear gold with a small and short-lived off-white head, leaving some lacing. Reasonably strong floral, citrusy and tropical fruit hop aromas over honey and caramel. Medium sweetness and bitterness with a reasonable level of hop flavour and a slight sourness coming through. Light-medium bodied, soft and smooth carbonation, and a little sticky with a lingering finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 12 13 14  15  16 17
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5