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Brewed by Pirate Life Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Adelaide, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Up until now if you wanted to step up from our Pale Ale you would have to reach for a trusty tall boy of our IIPA. While we would baulk at the suggestion that this is ever a bad thing, there are times where one wants to drink at least four beers without feeling like they have just gone round for round with Boony on a plane trip back from London. So we are happy to announce we have finally bridged the ABV gap with the release of our fourth core range beer: The Pirate Life IPA Keen fans of our beers may have noticed a few kegs of this floating around the country recently and those who made it to a couple of events over the past month may have had the chance to try it from the can. Just last week we finished our second large scale brew of this beer and we are pleased to say; that as we type, it will be making its way to a purveyor of good beer near you. Sitting nicely between our Pale Ale and IIPA at 6.8% ABV the IPA has a gentle orange hue and a round, full bodied malt character care of Pale Malt, Munich and Crystal. With our Pale Ale and IIPA having withdrawn most of our funds from the dank bank we thought it was time to make a beer that brought something a little different to the table. Chock full of Centennial, Riwaka and Simcoe our IPA is bright, fruity and full of liquid fun.

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planky84 (3428) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Can from Park Fever, Hither Green. Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of citrus, light toffee, herb, floral. Flavours of vanilla, citrus, some red fruit notes. Very tasty.

3.5
macca147 (495) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2017
330ml can. Pours a hazy orange gold with a white head. Aroma: citrus, pine, mild tropical fruit, mild earthy notes. Taste: citrus, pine, grapefruit, mild tropical fruits, mild peach flavours. Very mild floral flavours. Thin to medium bodied. Moderate to high carbonation. Moderate to high lingering bitterness. Easy drinking. Slightly resinous. This is a good IPA, but I am still not as much in love with this beer as the rest of Australia seems to be.

3.8
Mjollnir (415) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2017
Can. Pours very slightly hazy gold with a thin white head and some sparse lace. Clean and fresh aroma of honey, malt, citrus, resin and a little tropical fruit. Medium bitterness with an equivalent sweetness backing and plenty of lively fruit. Medium body, soft and creamy carbonation and a lingering bittersweet finish.

3.6
PabloZab (1699) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Can 330ml. Clear golden colour. White-yellowish head. Good lacing. Aroma is fresh, Malty with citrus and sweet tropical fruits notes. Medium body, malty with medium citrus bitterness and subtle booze in aftertaste. Tasty IPA.

3
YantarCoast (1512) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 22, 2017
355ml can from Beers of Europe. Pours cloud orange with a large yellowy head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, orange peel. Taste is hoppy, citrus, malt, large and harsh resiny bitterness.

3.5
jinroh (2267) - ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2017
Tap at Brewdog Tallinn. Pours slightly cloudy orange, thick foam on top. Apparently this beer should be drank from the can, not draught. Aroma has some well-hopped fruity notes, sweetness coming out from underneath, malt character is getting stronger as the hops are starting to fade. Tastes hoppy, sweet sticky fruits, still popping. Good IPA, can imagine that it tasted much better when it was fresh.

3.3
Rask0lnikov (1471) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
On tap at Brewdog Tallinn. Pours golden yellow colour. Thin white head. Slight sourness pineapple, raisiny notes, hints of peach in the aroma. Slight caramel, peachy notes, slight sweetness. Peachy, bit malty finish. Slightly citrussy and sweet aftertaste. Rather light bodied, bit sweet brew. Descent one.

3.2
Juks (1047) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Slightly hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, herbal. Taste is hoppy, scratchy in throat, grapefruity. Medium + bodied, average carbo. Hoppy one, scratchy.

3.2
suurjuust (3762) - ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap. Hazy yellow amber beer, small white head. Nose is citric, malts, some grapefruit and soft herbal notes. Flavor is grapefruit pith and juice, sweetness from the malt. Grapefruity finish, lingering resin.

3.3
jookos (7038) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2017
can. golden quite clear. pretty decently fruity nose. has grapefruit, some sweeter tropical fruits, light pineapples, and pale, bit socky malts. med well bodied, smooth, soft nice bitters. nice, cleanish finish, leaving a fine fruity, bit stonefruity, ripe stonefruity feel. I'm guessing this is killer fresh. Feels slight socky now though, everything weighted down by a grainsacky flavour. Nice overall, but feels like meant as, and been, better.


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