Brewed by Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Barongarook, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
The Raconteur IPA tells the classic story of American India Pale Ale with hops the protagonist. A hop driven beer in every way, hops are added throughout the entire brewing process from the mash tun to the kettle and even the fermenter. The classic "Three C’s" combination of Centennial, Chinook and Cascade hops balance the caramelised malt profile in a way sure to give you a story with a happy ending.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (346) - - MAR 10, 2013
330 ml bottle big hop aroma bronze in colour good off white head well balanced ipa very good stuff

MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
24Nov2017 Zesty citrus fruits, orange, creamy tangerine, soft pine. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Bitter citrus fruits, orange peel, pine, wet straw, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay.

doriangrey (124) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2017
More malty and caramel, toffee than hops for me. The hops kick in in the aftertaste, all 3 Cs. Reasonable but I think Prickly Moses do their lighter beers better than their IPAs

Dredd (978) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017
Spice aroma, distinct cascade hops on the nose. Medium amber with white head. Good malt upfront with a grapefruit mid palate slightly weird slight sour finish.

jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Tap at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse. Cloudy Amber , low creamy offwhite head. Light catty fruity hop notes, peach, mango, lychee. Medium light straw body, light youghurt. Given the great hop flavors in their other brews a tad disappointing really.

ANZUShophunter (651) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours with nice hoppy aroma. A bit of bite on the taste buds worthy of the Prickly moniker. Generous hops throughout for a hoppy ending.

Shark_Pants (781) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2015
Good simple IPA. Hits all the right notes in all categories without truly dominating any. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

alberti92 (159) - - NOV 25, 2014
Pours copper red with a lasting head. There are aromas of honey, roasted caramel and peanuts. Taste is very similar however I think the malt character has overpowered the hops as I don't get that "happy hop ending" as proclaimed on the packaging. Still enjoyed this AIPA.

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014
Well-made APA using Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops. A "true" American pale ale in that it is fairly high in alcohol and hops but also highly quaffable. Looks the business: peachy amber with a lavish head showing good length. Juicy summer fruits on the nose - peaches and passionfruit dipped in caramel. Medium-bodied, with slightly biting carbonation that detracts a mite from the overall experience but not sufficiently to derail it. Big mouth-fill of summer fruits. Bitter lemon, pine needles dominate, with some chewy toffee notes for a base. Nice, just nice. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Not too hoppy but good malt aroma. Cloudy golden colour with good head. Very nice malty flavour with nice hop balance. Med body with low to med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ando1712 (11) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
A - Strong, sweet malty & fruity. Not quite getting the pine from the Chinook hops. A - Cloudy amber not all that flash. Good head though starts about 1 fingers & settles to a nice creamy film. Minimal lacing. T - Strong malty to start then the bitterness kicks in & the malt is forgotten. The reasonably high alcohol volume is very well hidden which I like. P - Very smooth, sits nicely on your tongue before floating down your throat leaving a lot of bitterness behind. O - Very nice. It’s not over the top hoppy which can be great, but a very easy to drink classy IPA. This is advertised as ’A Love Story About Hops’ if it is, it’s a long romance rather than a sleazy affair.

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