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Sierra Nevada – Extra Torpedo IPA

Brewery: Sierra Nevada, in California USA Style: IPA ABV: 7.2% IBUs: 65 Rate Beer: 97/100 Pour: Orange/gold colour with a decent head that settles quickly Carmel flavours run through this big piney west coast style IPA. The heavy flavours mesh well and sit quite smooth on the palate. Absolute cracker of a beer. One of my favourite IPAs from […]

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Hop Dog Beer Works – Quincemas Baubles

Brewery: HopDog BeerWorks Brewery, in Nowra NSW Style: Wild Ale ABV: 5.8% IBUs 27 Rate Beer: no rating yet on Rate Beer Pour: Thick yellow colour with no head Made from oak fermented quince and pink peppercorn this golden wild ale has a saison flavour to it. Slight sourness and peppery tones. A Christmas beer to sit along side the Christmas fruit cake […]

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Red Hill Brewery – Bright Red

Brewery: Red Hill Brewery, in Mornington, VIC Style: Belgian Red IPA ABV: 7% Rate Beer: No rating yet on Rate Beer Pour: Orange, reddish colour with very little head Brewed with hibiscus this IPA has a sweet citrus flavour to it. Lingering hoppy flavour on the palate but not too strong like a west coast IPA. Good modern twist on […]

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Boatrocker Brewing Co – Big Love Suburban Pale Ale

Brewery: Boatrocker, in Braeside VIC Style: Pale Ale ABV: 4.4 % IBUs: 28 Rate Beer: 55/100 Pour: Pale golden yellow colour with a big head on pour that settles. Hoppy aroma. Quite carbonated and frothy mouthfeel. Subdued citrus tone under a crisp malty flavour for a pale ale. There’s a little floral aftertaste in there too. If having a casual beer […]

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Modus Operandi – Former Tenant Red IPA

Brewery: Modus Operandi, in Mona Vale NSW Style: Red IPA ABV: 7.8% Rate Beer: 99/100 Pour: Pours a dark amber/red colour with a decent head. A lingering bitter red IPA. Heavy pepper and herbal spice flavour after a initial burst of citrus. Made with Galaxy and Mosiac hops this red IPA is a staple of the Modus range. […]

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Hop Nation – The Fiend Australian IPA

Brewery: Hop Nation in Melbourne VIC Style: Australian IPA ABV: 5.6% IBUs: 60 Rate Beer: 54/100 Pour: Yellow, golden colour. Small head on pour. A little water in taste. More akin to a pale ale than IPA. Some peppery notes in the aftertaste. There’s subtle citrus favours like grape and passionfruit. Like a spritzer, but only better.

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Australian Brewery – Beer Cartel IPA

Brewery: Australian Brewery in Rouse Hill NSW Style: IPA ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 55 Rate Beer: no rating on Rate Beer Pour: cloudy yellow gold colour with little head. West Coast IPA style flavours strong with citrus especially grapefruit. Crisp and fresh on the palate. Bitterness on the tongue that lingers well after swallow. (that’s what SHE said!!)

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Anderson Valley – Blood Orange Gose

Brewery: Anderson Valley Brewing Company, from California, USA Style: Gose ABV: 4.2% Rate Beer: 86/100 Pour: Watered orange colour, no head to speak of. Interesting mix of tangy blood orange and salty Gose flavours. Quite sharp on the tongue before that saltiness follows. Not a massive Gose fan but this could turn it around. Kettle soured and brewed […]