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


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 With our Pale Ale and IIPA having withdrawn most of our funds from the dank bank we thought it was time to make a beer that brought something a little different to the table.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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Heidbummer (611) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Keg Brewdog Camden. Pours amber, lacy head. Soft malty aroma, hint of treacle pudding and mushroom. Good mouthfeel, more treacle, some pepper, bitterness slow to come through. Nice.

Tinaccio (333) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 22, 2017
355 ml can from Kill The Cat, Brick Lane, London, UK. It pours dark orange / clear amber with a nice white head. Aroma is orange, grass, caramel, pine, malts. Not big hoppy but nice. Taste is medium bitter, caramel, malts and grass at most. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is average. Overall a solid IPA.

Mjp12 (1805) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Great pine and tropical fruit aroma, crisp fruit flavours, then a big bitter hop finish . A great ipa!

Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 5, 2017
Clean, modern but not sweet and showing very good balance. Great cut of aniseed right through the palate. Very refreshing.

redders1974 (1403) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Can picked up at the shaking hand brighouse. Great juice bomb backed up with a bit of bite mango papaya some pine and resin in the finish great stuff.

Navers (105) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Can from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Beer served in 8C, Duvel Glass. Can have only 1 month before BB date, so it probably spent ages in that shop and hops are oxidized now, what can impact this rating... but, surprisingly, its still very good and refreshing! Pours hazy orange, maybe with a little bright amber colour. Head is big and impressive, a lot of yeast pieces floating in the glass. Aroma is subtle and sweet, with pear, apple, orange zest, yeasty and malty smell. Taste is also sweet, very malty, herbal, resin, earthy, clementine and orange like. Texture is thick and bitterness is quite intense, but not harsh, herbal and earthy aftertaste, with a hint of mild citrus fruits. Overall its pretty good IPA, even after long storage time.

Lore (2671) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2017
Hazy orange colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of pine resin, overripe tropical fruits, mainly mango, some lemongrass, biscuit notes and hints of sauerkraut; taste of caramel, overripe sweet tropical fruits, graperfruit and pine resiny bitterness; great IPA!

Cristobal37 (1126) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2017
Can thanks to Lore! Hazy orangey blonde. Mango, tropical fruity hops dominate the aroma. Fruity and malty at the same time. Hops are not over the top but the bitterness develops and gets better and better. Really bomb ipa.

kapusil (1413) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2017
0.355l can thanks to Lore. Clear orange body with a white head. Aroma of caramel, wet grass, mango and some pine. Taste of caramel, bubble gum, grass, mango, grapefruits and grapeseed. Great IPA. Perfect for celebrating my 100th IPA rating :-)

justicemaguire (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2017 does not count
Another amazing well balanced beer by Pirate Life. One of the best and most consistent IPAs Ive had. Nice and fruity with a good balance.

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