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Mountain Goat – Hazy Pale Ale

Brewery: Mountain Goat in Richmond, Victoria Style:  Hazy Pale ABV:  4.6% Rate Beer:  No Rating Yet Pour:  opaque straw colour with a big, fast dispersing white head.  My nose is a little blocked at the moment so not really picking up much aroma. Taste wise, a bit of bitterness mixed with stone fruit flavours. A good, sipping beer to have when your […]

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Liberty – Citra Double IPA

Brewery: Liberty Brewing in Helensvale, New Zealand Style:  DIPA ABV:  8% IBUs:   100 Rate Beer:  99/100 Pour:  Light golden or age colour with a good white head.  Ahhh citra, my first hop love. I was a big fan of the citrus aromas and flavours this hop would bring to IPAs. Nowadays, there’s so many great hops that Citra has taken a back seat. […]

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Monteith’s Brewing Co – West Coast IPA

Brewery: Monteith’s in Greymouth, New Zealand Style:  IPA ABV:  6.5% Rate Beer:  No Rating Yet Pour:  Golden orange in colour. With a small white head. Big piney, hoppy, citrus aromas. Nicely balanced with sweeter maltier backbone with hoppy bitterness. I’m getting orange and grapefruit and little bit of pine flavour. A nod to old school West Coast IPAs and a good reminder […]

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Asahi Breweries – Asahi Super Dry

Brewery: Asahi in Tokyo, Japan Style:  Rice Lager ABV:  5% Rate Beer:  4/100 Pour:  Light straw colour with a big white cloud of a head.  Rice and crackers on the nose. No real hop aroma. A little light in flavour but quite clean and crisp. Heavily carbonated and a little slick sweetness in the aftertaste. When it comes to big beers, this […]

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Weihenstephaner – Pils

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei in Bayern, Germany  Style:  Pilsner ABV:  5.1% IBUs:   32 Rate Beer:  44/100 Pour:  Straw yellow colour with a big foamy white head.  A white bread, almost pasta type flavour. There’s a noble hop bitterness that is quite herbal and spicy. It doesn’t feel as balanced as a Czech Pilsner. It may not be the freshest version of this beer either […]

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Young Henry’s – Brewers B-Side Series: From Where You’d Guava Be

Brewery: Young Henry’s in Newtown, NSW Style:  Passionfruit and Guava Sour ABV:  4.2% Rate Beer:  no rating yet Pour:  Light, opaque straw colour.  Light, easy to drink sour. Not much in the way of tartness. Delicious favour combination of Passionfruit and guava. This could easy be a base for a summer cocktail. A good beer to make you forget about the absolute […]

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Bentspoke Brewing – Barley Griffin Canberra Pale Ale

Brewery: Bentspoke Brewing in Canberra ACT Style:  Pale Ale ABV:  4.2% Rate Beer:  73/100 Pour:  Slightly hazy straw yellow in colour with a big bubbly white head. A crisp and clean drinking pale ale. Light body and flavour makes this a great everyday drinking beer. Subtle citrus flavours on the backend and a little bit of malt sweetness but overall this is […]

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Hope Estate Brewery – Red Rye Imperial IPA

Brewery: Hope Estate Brewery in Hunter Valley, NSW Style:  Red Rye Imperial IPA ABV:  9% Rate Beer:  not listed on Rate Beer Pour:  Toffee amber in colour with a fast fading slightly off white head.  The rye malt really dominates early on with this beer. It masks any hop bitterness or sweeter malts that you’d associate with a red IPA. This beer certainly […]