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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 […]

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Founders – Dark Penance

Brewery: Founders Brewery, Michigan, USA Style: Black Imperial IPA ABV: 8.9% IBUs: 100 Rate Beer: 97/100 Pour: Black with minimal head An imperial stout style IPA with strong dark chocolate flavours along with coffee bean and roasted barley flavour. Smoky/ashen aftertaste. Good to let sit and breath before consuming like a stout or porter. Brewed with Chinook […]

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Cavalier Brewing – Double IPA

Brewery: Cavalier Brewing Co, Melbourne VIC Style: Double IPA ABV: 7.5% Rate Beer: unlisted on Rate Beer Pour: Thick caramel colour with minimal head This limited edition brew is all but extinct now if you want to try it, but take my word for it, really good IPA. Like drinking in the woods, In front of a fire with the stars […]

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Sierra Nevada – Kolsch

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California, US Style: Kolsch ABV: 4.5% Rate Beer: 64/100 Pour: Yellowish colour, head fades on pour You can taste the grains and wheat in this one. Light in the mouth. Crisp when ice cold. This is Sierra Nevada’s take on a German style Kolsch that has summertime easy drinking all over it. This is to be consumed […]